King Caf loses to junior Jazzman’s

By Abigail Keefe
October 23, 2003

So now we have a champion and the challenger: In this corner, the campus culinary experiment, Jazzman’s. And in the other, the traditional cafeteria, which is fighting to keep abreast with the food demands of the student body.

But is the cafeteria in the wrong weight division? Does it have enough stamina and strength to out-maneuver Jazzman’s the upstart challenger?

I don’t think so.

Sure Jazzman’s got a lot of frowns and disapproving murmurs when it made its’ surprising entrance into the competition for our attention. But, lately the young competitor is garnering more of the audience. The caf struggles mightily, throwing out French delicacies and barbecued everything to tame our fickle palates. However, Jazzman’s throws a right jab with a few smoothies and we’re done. We’re converts and now the famed question tossed around campus is: Are you going to Jazzman’s? Meet me at Jazzman’s.

And then an uppercut: Sizzling Sid lights up the Jazzman’s stage and we’re wooed. Swooning.

But, wait. Who’s that teetering against the ropes, black and blue, but still standing?

The caf still serves hot food. A punch to the gut of the challenger. But, even with that staggering throw, Jazzman’s still wins the day.

Why do I think this, you ask? Because tried and true as the old caf is, its overdone concoctions may be its’ Achilles’ heel. The food has gotten much worse since last year, mainly due to the strange assortment of oddities placed before our noses. Escargot? Crawfish? As much as I complain about Jazzman’s and its ‘not-suited-for-college-life” menu, chicken wraps (even with very little chicken) sounds a lot better than snails.

And so, it is my humble opinion that Jazzman’s wins the match. Valiant as the cafeteria’s fight may have been, its awkward fighting style (that strange assortment of dishes) just can’t compete with good ol’ coffee and bagels.

Posted to the web by Marisa Gallelli

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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