Uncommon Common’s Eats: Fireside Café

Barbara Young

Alright UW-Stout, time for some wisdom. I’ve done a lot of eating at North Point and Merle Price Commons, but I haven’t shown you what the rest of campus has to offer, so today, we diversify this blog!

There are a lot of eating options on campus, but if you go up the stairs in the MSC you will end up in the Fireside Café, a food-court-style market with made-to-order meals.DSC00012

You have options like Mexican food, burgers, a customizable pasta station, Asian creations, comfort food, and a deli. The area is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the lunch stations, including Comfort Zone and Heritage Deli don’t open until 10:30 a.m. and close early.


One of my favorite stations in the Fireside Café is Innovations, which is the customizable pasta station. You pick the type of noodle, sauce, vegetables and protein and then a chef cooks it all in front of you. Yum! Also, check out their weekly special– it can range from bacon macaroni to pene rosa and it’s always delicious.

Today, however, I went to Heritage Deli for my favorite menu item.DSC00006

The deli has a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. So I picked out my sandwich (asiago is the way to go ladies and gents) and then asked for the bar/chip special.DSC00016

For $1.67 you can get a bar and a bag of chips. The bars are huge and the chips are absolutely perfect. There are many different options of bars throughout the year, but when I was there, the options were pumpkin and lemon bars. The vinegar and sea salt chips are made in-house.

Once you’re all set, you pay at the registers and then find a comfy chair near the fireside and enjoy your lunch.

Also, I just need to tell you about my favorite dessert from the Fireside!DSC00004

These are Oreo Truffles. They are amazing and they are only 55 cents. Now, you know the most important piece of information known to man. Do with it as you please.


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