After years of waiting for a new restaurant to take over Panda Express’ vacant spot in the Student Union, Dining Services’ Earth, Wok and Fire finally opened Tuesday. As my friends and I discovered, the new eatery has some good food, but it comes at a price.
If you have a meal plan, you know that being able to use points instead of real money is a life saver. Bistro on Union Street is a new french-inspired restaurant in the Student Union that accepts points after 1 p.m. and has replaced Chuck and Augie’s (RIP). As someone who has never eaten French food before I was a little intimidated, but quickly learned that the menu still features American items such as wings and burgers.
Since Panda Express left the University of Connecticut’s Student Union after more than a decade, UConn has still been seeking for a new restaurant to fill the space.
The lease on Panda Express’ 700-square-foot square expired earlier in May, and the restaurant removed themselves from the bid process, according to UConn spokesperson, Stephanie Reitz.