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Students enjoy flavor filled night with BSG

by Brianna Bush - Lifestyles Editor
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 11:00 am
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College students love their food, and when it comes to free food, there is nothing that will come between the two. The Village of Brockport has multiple hot-spots that attract students from The College at Brockport, many of which offer decent prices that suit a student’s budget. The Brockport Student Government (BSG) offered selections from many of the well known businesses in Brockport as one of its weekend events.

On Friday, March 29, BSG held Taste of Brockport which provided a variety of food from different restaurants and establishments around the Brockport area, including Jimmy Z’s, Perri’s Pizzeria, Java Junction, 58 Main and Wegmans. In the Seymour College Union, students had lined up well before 9 p.m. to get their plates full of local hot-spot favorites.

According to BSG Activities Coordinator Pamela Fenton, events like Taste of Brockport have taken place numerous times over the last few semesters due to their usual success. It is very likely for this event to happen again, according to BSG Activities Coordinator Sarah Martelle.

BSG had tables set up in a “U” shape, so students could easily access the line of food. The line started at the plates and utensils then went on to begin with food from 58 Main,  such as coleslaw, baked beans, pulled pork and cornbread. 

Next was the food from Jimmy Z’s, like mac n’ cheese bites. After, there were chips provided from Wegmans, as well as fruit and veggie trays. BSG also had an array of desserts from Wegmans and Java Junction, including fresh baked goods and packaged sweets.

Perri’s Pizzeria provided pizza and wings for the event as well. Both cheese and pepperoni pizza were available, as well as buffalo and barbecue wings. Halfway through the event, the BSG members ordered more pizza for the students who were still present and hungry. 

While the food was fresh, students grabbed as much as they could, stacking their plates with their favorites. Some of the selections went quickly, while others remained until the end. The remaining food would let BSG coordinators decide what to have more of or less of at the next event.

First to go were the options from Jimmy Z’s, especially the mac n’ cheese bites. They were a fan favorite, according to BSG Vice President, Kate Demskie.

“We will definitely have more food next time,” Demskie said. “We will probably order twice as much [Jimmy Z’s] for the next event.”

Taste of Brockport provided food and a safe environment for students to relax, socialize and eat. Many students who arrived when the event started remained until the event was almost over. The event attracted a steady flow of students who came in groups throughout the night looking to fill their stomachs. 

Demskie and Martelle both enjoy events like this due to the nature of it being less hands-on, allowing them to engage with the students more casually. Both BSG members took it as an opportunity to chat with fellow students, dance and sing. 

BSG used this event’s turn out to promote the Spring Concert by playing songs by Blackbear and reminding students to get their tickets for the concert while they got their food. The concert will be April 25 in the SERC Field House at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $25 for guest. Tickets are being sold at the Box Office in the Union.