ISU Dining introduced a new lunch and dinner option in January that's healthy, delicious and just the right size. Simple Plate, located at Union Drive Marketplace, serves salads, vegan, lean-meat and gluten-free dishes, all in USDA-recommended portion sizes. Entrées include churrasco flank steak, sweet potato and corn succotash, lemon-herb roasted chicken and edamame pesto, among others. Daily menus are available online.
A fire at Union Drive Marketplace last June created an opportunity to fast track a plan for the new Simple Plate venue. ISU Dining combined existing and new equipment to go from planning to plating in only six months, a process than can take up to two years.