EMPAC’s Evelyn’s Cafe Expands Hours
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and Hospitality Services at Rensselaer have announced the expansion of hours for Evelyn’s Cafe. Beginning Tuesday, January 22, Evelyn’s will be open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to supporting public events. The menu will be seasonal and will focus on locally sourced items.
“This expansion of cafe hours brings EMPAC that much closer to being Rensselaer’s exceptional gathering space, where the special atmosphere of the building provides opportunities for a meal with colleagues or a snack before or after a performance,” said Johannes Goebel, director of EMPAC. “We hope to continue the expansion into the morning and evening hours in the future. And we are happy that the daily offerings include ‘eating local,’ contributing to a unique menu on campus.”
“We are committed to showcasing local and sustainable ingredients to create a seasonal contemporary menu for our guests,” said Elaine Reynolds, Hospitality Services marketing director.
Evelyn’s Cafe opened in 2008. It will continue to be open one hour before all curated events as well as during intermissions and after most performances. Rensselaer’s student-run and sustainability focused Terra Cafe will serve lunch there on Wednesdays.