Monthly Archives: November 2012

Library holiday party is 12/14

The  Library’s 2012 holiday party takes place on Friday, December 14, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Wishbone Restaurant, 1001 West Washington Boulevard (Washington & Morgan).

Please RSVP to Nancy Malinowksi at nmalin1@uic.edu no later than Thursday, November 29.  We need an accurate accurate count for the restaurant, so please check your calendar before you commit to attending and accept the invitation only if you are certain you will be able to be present at the party.

Department heads and supervisors — please remember to invite student workers.

Both the Daley Library and LHS-Chicago will close at 4 p.m. on December 14 so that employees will able to attend the party if they wish. Staff in non-service areas can be excused at 3 p.m. to attend the party if approved by their supervisor. Those in service areas can also be excused at 3 p.m. as long as minimal coverage is provided during the hour of 3-4 p.m. Approval from your supervisor is also required.

A buffet dinner will be served featuring southern reconstruction specialties. Tentative Menu (Subject to change):

APPETIZERS: Mini Harvest Cakes with Pico de Gallo Salsa (Vegan Cakes made with millet and roasted vegetables served with a choice of Pico de Gallo salsa). Mini Beef Brisket Sandwich (Smoked beef brisket served with Wishbone’s own Bone-B-Que sauce on a small bun). Mini Black Bean Cake with Mango Salsa (Vegan and gluten free patty of black beans, scallions, red pepper, garlic and chile pepper). Wishbone Salad (Romaine and mixed greens served with tomatoes with dressings on the side).

ENTREES: Ratatouille over Cous Cous (Stewed tomato, zucchini, red/green bell peppers, onion, yellow squash & eggplant)Served over cous cous. Rosemary Chicken (Boneless chicken breasts seasoned with rosemary, garlic and thyme). SIDES: Mixed Vegetables (Fresh green beans, carrots and rutabaga sauteed olive oil). Roasted Red Potatoes (Fresh red potatoes with onion, garlic and seasoning roasted in olive oil). Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Classic mashed sweet potatoes topped with toasted pecans). Corn Muffins (Wishbone Corn Muffin mix baked with creamed corn, cheddar and onions.

DESSERTS: Peach Cobbler, Brownies, Banana Pudding, Sweet Potato Pie.

DRINKS: Sodas, Iced Tea and Coffee Cash bar will be available.

Parking: There is street and valet parking. Valet parking is $10.

Transportation: East Campus: The restaurant is located eight blocks north of the Daley Library on Morgan. The Halsted Bus stops at Washington, and the restaurant is 4 blocks west. West Campus: The Morgan Pink Line stop is two blocks north of the restaurant.