Red Ring Launches New Menu, Year-Round Patio; Freshens Opens on Campus

Freshens, located next door to The Red Ring, opened on Nov. 20.

The Red Ring Bar and Grille on Duquesne University’s campus celebrated its grand re-opening with the launch of a brand new menu on Nov. 20.

The Red Ring seats more than 150 guests for indoor table service/bar seating as well as al fresco dining for lunch and dinner on the new outdoor patio. Created by Parkhurst Dining of Homestead, Pa. — Duquesne’s new dining services partner — the patio adds a lively and enjoyable dimension to dining and gets guests out into the fresh, open air to savor offerings from the extensive menu of appetizers, soups, salads, hot sandwiches and entrees. Side-wall panels and outdoor heaters allow guests to experience the patio year-round, even during inclement weather.

Learn more by visiting The Red Ring website.

Parkhurst also opened a Freshens, the nation’s largest frozen yogurt and smoothie company, on Nov. 20 next door to The Red Ring. Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Freshens offerings include:

  • hand-crafted, savory or sweet crepes
  • custom-order salads served in fresh baked crispy bowls
  • all-natural fruit juice and yogurt blended smoothies, including fat free options
  • Fro-Yo blasts, shakes and parfaits made from 30 flavors of Freshens own frozen yogurt, including tart and no-sugar-added flavors.

In addition to The Red Ring and Freshens, Parkhurst manages 10 other convenient dining venues, c-stores and even a campus food truck. Duquesne’s new Culinary Cab (a Parkhurst Dining mobile food concept) debuted in August, with trend-forward street food selections including fish tacos, cheese steaks, gyros, pulled pork barbecue and Italian sausage. The Culinary Cab operates from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday.  The truck’s campus location, which changes weekly, and other updates can be found on Twitter, under the handle @CulinaryCabPgh, so students always know the Cab’s whereabouts.