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Hit the high seas! Residence halls go nautical Oct. 17 with special themed dinners, activities

October 9, 2012

Photo of a tropical beachA trio of NIU residence hall dining rooms are going tropical Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Douglas Hall and Neptune Hall (from 4 to 7 p.m.) and Stevenson Hall (4 to 8 p.m.) are participating in the special dinners organized by dietetic interns.

The nautical-themed menus (which vary slightly depending on hall) include shrimp cocktail, citrus marinated chicken, beef strip loin, stuffed shells with marinara sauce, California rolls/sushi, crusted tilapia, vegetable kabobs, crab cakes, seafood bisque, spicy black bean soup and vegan teriyaki stir-fry.

Other items include cheddar cheese ball with assorted crackers, salad, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted redskin potatoes with rosemary, glazed tiny whole carrots, fresh steamed broccoli, vegetable kabobs and assorted rolls.

On the dessert menu are chocolate cake with a cream cheese frosting center (topped with white frosting) and cheesecake with assorted toppings. Beverages include Hurricane punch, Queensland punch and strawberry slush punch.

Photo of a cruise ship at seaKaraoke and movie clips also are planned at Douglas. Stevenson will have a steel drum music, a limbo stick, a conga line, pictures and gift card prizes. Neptune will have tropical music and door prize raffles.

Cost is $7.49 (Neptune and Stevenson) and $7.50 (Douglas). Diners must have Huskie Bucks or an NIU Housing and Dining meal plan.

For more information about Douglas, email [email protected] or call (815) 753-1749. For Neptune, email [email protected] or call (815) 753-0547. For Stevenson, email [email protected] or call (815) 753-1475.