By Shane Ware
Great food. Diner atmosphere. No alcohol.
These are some reasons why BYU Dining Services was awarded the 2001 Ivy Award for excellence in dining standards and service.
BYU is the only university among the six 2001 winners to be given the Restaurant and Institution Magazine sponsored award.
Dean Wright, director of Dining Services, said the Creamery on Ninth is one of the keys to the university nomination.
Since its inception in August 1999, the Creamery on Ninth has provided service to both on and off-campus residents through its unique ”50s-style diner and full-service grocery store.
Alex McClean, a sophomore, from Dublin, Ohio, majoring in accounting, is a frequent shopper at the Creamery because of its choice of fries and convenience.
“After everything else on campus closes, the Creamery on Ninth is still open,” McClean said. “Also, if I”m there eating, I can just do my shopping at the same time.”
BYU is now recognized nationally for its dining services as over 50 restaurants nationwide were nominated for the annual award.
The other 2001 award winners include “Brigsten”s,” in New Orleans, “Daniel,” in New York, “Norman”s,” in Florida, “Aquavit,” in New York and “Wild Ginger,” in Seattle.
The Marketplace Caf? in the N. Eldon Tanner building is also unique with its academic building setting and atmosphere, complete with Internet connections.