By Jamie Montague Callister, '03
>This winter athletes, coaches, and fans who revel in spectacular moments of BYU athletics will have a place to fill up on fresh food and Cougar pride.
Located in the student athletic complex (currently under construction), the Legends Grille will seat 200 and will include two stories beside the Legacy Hall of Fame, which will honor BYU's athletic greats of the past. The sporty restaurant will offer all the personality, taste, and sports television of Red Robin or Champs, but with healthful alternatives.
Legends will promote its toasted sandwiches, grilled vegetables, and specialties such as Thai chicken pizza (above right, made with grilled chicken, peanut sauce, chopped cilantro, water chestnuts, and cheese). At the "wall of lettuce," servers will pull fresh, crisp greens from three shelves of a vast and verdant wall to make personalized salads.
Not to be outdone by its competitors, Legends will also offer traditional grill favorites such as half-pound cheeseburgers, steak fries, and shakes. The open kitchen will invite patrons to watch as chefs prepare food in the brick oven and shiny copper broiler, featuring a slow-roasting rotisserie.
Cougar fans may have trouble turning their gaze from the flavorful selections, but perhaps watching BYU athletes on the seven plasma televisions will entice them. The hanging TVs will complement an 84-inch screen and a 17-foot-long ticker tape flashing the latest game scores.
Legends will provide voracious sports fans with a place to enjoy great food and sports just about any time they like. The grill will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, six days a week.
In other food and sports news, the bowling alley in the Wilkinson Student Center has been remodeled and now features an Orville & Wilbur's franchise, serving wings, chicken sandwiches, nachos, hot dogs, and other bowling favorites. And the food service at LaVell Edwards Stadium has been enhanced with outside vendors like Ruby River Steakhouse, McGrath's Fish House, Teriyaki Stix, Durango's Grill, Wallaby's Fresh Grill, and Nuts Galore.