Category Archives: Lunch

Spartans at Steins

Are you one of the 2,000 Spartan alumni living in Silicon Valley (Peninsula/South Bay)? Join us every second Sunday for our monthly brunch at Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in downtown Mountain View. RSVP to Patrick Westgate if you’re planning on attending.

The next brunch is Sunday, February 8 at 12:30pm. Jennifer Bertram, Senior Director of Development, University Scholarships and Fellowships at Michigan State University will be joining us from East Lansing.

Inaugural Spartan Family Picnic + SPARTY!

We are so excited to start this new tradition! The San Francisco Bay Area Spartans are hosting a family picnic on Saturday, August 9th to bid good luck to future Spartans who are heading to East Lansing this fall from the Bay Area. To kick off this new annual event, Sparty, the king of mascots, will be making a special guest appearance. Future, current and forever Spartans are welcome to join in on the fun. Bring the whole family for a terrific photo opportunity!

Date: Saturday, August 9
Time: 11am – 2pm; SPARTY will be making a special appearance from 12:30 – 1:30pm, so don’t miss him!
Location: Sycamore Valley Park, Danville
Price: $8 for MSUAA members, $10 for non-members (join here), FREE for current students or future Spartans 17 & under
Register: http://goo.gl/se0mvg

Tickets are officially SOLD OUT – 125 Spartans will be attending this awesome event on Saturday! Here are some last-minute details so you know what to expect when you arrive at Sycamore Valley Park.

Parking: When you arrive, please park in the designated areas near our picnic area. Carpooling is recommended. Stop at our registration table to check in with me or another board member to grab a name tag, a meal ticket redeemable at our food truck and some Spartan swag.

VIP guests: Sparty will be in attendance from 12:30pm-1:30pm for photo opportunities. Jim Cotter, MSU Director of Admissions, Dan Siedman, West Coast Admissions Counselor, and Daniel Mathis, MSUAA Associate Director of Alumni Engagement will also be in attendance, along with Bay Area members of the MSU freshman class heading to East Lansing this fall.

Let’s make this #SpartyPicnic great by sharing photos of the event on social media using our official hashtag!

Last but not least – the food! Ebbett’s Good to Go food truck will be catering the following menu options:

Menu:

Ebbett’s Cuban
Slow-roasted natural duroc pork, ham, Gruyere, jalapeño relish and chipotle mayo, grilled on a crusty Acme roll.

Asian Tofu
House-marinated, baked Hodo Soy tofu shredded and topped with red and green cabbage slaw with carrot, cilantro and mint tossed, in ginger-lime vinaigrette with wasabi aioli on an Acme torpedo roll. Can be made VEGAN. 

Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
All natural roasted chicken breast, green cabbage slaw with buttermilk dressing, red onion & pickled mustard seeds, and applewood smoked bacon on an Acme torpedo roll.

Pork or Veggie Bowl
All natural pulled pork, brown rice, black beans, corn, avocado, cherry tomatoes, queso fresco and salsa verde with a green cabbage slaw.  Can also be made without pork or with tofu.

Kid Grilled Cheese
Tillamook Farms medium cheddar on grilled Acme Levain

All Natural Beef Hot Dogs
Served on Acme hot dog buns with condiments

Ebbett’s Mac & Cheese
Creamy mixture of cheddar & gruyere baked shells and house made breadcrumbs

See you Saturday! Go Green!

GO GREEN!

Bay Area Spartan Alumni Luncheon and a day at the SF MOMA

Your host, Don Wu, has organized a great event on Sunday, March 10 for Bay Area Alumni. We have two fun events planned:

1. Bay Area Spartan Alumni Luncheon:
Join us for a day of Spartan networking, a tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a silent auction. Your ticket includes:

  • A catered lunch at the W Hotel with a special guided tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art after the lunch. This is an opportunity to dine at a great venue and meet other Spartans in a sophisticated setting.
  • Access to our privately-curated Silent Auction which will include signed pieces from Tom Izzo, Tom Anastos, and Draymond Green.
  • A wonderful opportunity to meet and network with MSU Alumni from around the Bay Area.
Tom Izzo signed photograph
Tom Izzo signed photograph

 

Tom Anastos signed hockey puck
Tom Anastos signed hockey puck
Draymond Green signed basketball
Draymond Green signed basketball

Tickets are $30 and space is limited, so get your ticket today and don’t miss out on this opportunity! RSVP for the luncheon here and click this link to buy your ticket: http://sfspartanlunch2013.eventbrite.com/

2. Spartans Invade SFMOMA:

If you can’t make it to the luncheon but would still like to join us for a day at the Museum of Modern Art, please RSVP here. The MSU Alumni Association generously provided funding to allow you to have access to this event free of charge. Get your FREE ticket here. It’s a great chance to see the opening weekend of the Winogrand Exhibit.

Yours in Green,

Natalie Venuto
Director, Club Communications