Pencourt gets campy

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    By Natalie Clark

    For students who love outdoors and camping food, but are kept indoors because of the weather, the Pendulum Court is offering delicious camping-themed food today from 11:30 a.m to 1:10 p.m in the Eyring Science Center.

    ?The main entr?e, the biscuits and gravy, is really good,? said Heidi McClintock, BYU intern and service and sanitation manager. ?The sauce we worked on and tweaked the recipe a little bit. It is really good.?

    The special ?Camp Pendulum? theme day menu includes hungry hunter biscuits and gravy, a cold cut canoe sandwich and campfire chili. For dessert they offer s?more muffins, trail mix cookies and a Dutch oven peach crisp.

    ?We spent a long time on our desserts,? said Amy Gehen, production manager at the Pendulum Court. ?We tried eight different recipes for the peach crisp and found a really good one. Our s?more muffin is really good, and it looks really cute.?

    The restaurant is a lab run by dietetic students and is only open nine weeks of the semester. The course is designed so the dietetic majors get hands on food service experience.

    Because it is considered a class, the prices are noticeably lower because the food is tax-exempt. Restaurant prices range from 50 cents to $4.50.

    ?It is really excellent food,? McClintock said. ?People ask if we make the food healthier because we are dietetic students. Some times we use low fat, but we don?t ever skimp on flavor at all. The food has been taste-tested over and over again. We try for balanced meals.?

    Starlee Sharp, BYU intern and procurement manager of the Pendulum Court, said she is excited for theme day.

    ?It is our big project for the semester, our rotation and our internship,? Sharp said.

    The Pendulum Court restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m to 1:10 p.m., except Tuesday when it opens at noon after Devotional. Pictures and menus are posted at pencourt.byu.edu. The Web site also features a recipe of the week. Reservations are not required.

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