Have you ever been in class and your stomach starts to grumble? You reach into your bag to grab a snack when you realize you forgot. What do you do? Call your mom to bring you one? ABSOLUTELY NOT….walk to 1930 Grille!
If you have not heard, the 1930 Grille is located in the lobby of the Gerald L. Boarman Discovery Center. Food options vary from fruits, sandwiches, smoothies and yummy pastries all the way to a quick bag of chips and a gatorade.
The grille can be used for seniors during their assigned study halls, breaks, lunch blocks, before and after school. As for the rest of the students in Upper School, they are allowed to access the grille at lunch, break and before and after school. Due to seniors being able to use this area as a study hall spot, it gives them a chance to sit back relax and study with a warm cup of coffee or even a sweet muffin.
Tired of waiting in the long Bullis lunch line? Sam Coan (‘18) states “It’s a great alternative to lunch”. Head over and buy yourself a bacon egg and cheese sandwich.
Lucky for us, the 1930 Grille allows us to use our accounts for payment, just in case you’re in a pinch and don't have cash. I admit, prices can be expensive but it is totally worth it! One senior stated although “it’s kind of expensive,” but it does “have great options”.
Not only is the food amazing, but the staff are amazing as well! They are excited to see familiar faces each morning and afternoon and always greet us with a warm welcoming smile. Cashier Sud Wannawut says “I enjoy seeing the children happy. It makes me [and Don] happy to help the students”.
With all of this excitement about the new, great place to hangout and grab a snack, it is easy to forget our important role of maintaining the space. Students are required to clean up, and throw away all of their garbage in the grille.
There is no “wait staff” and no place for dirty dishes. The responsibility is placed on students to keep the area looking as spotless as it does now.