Category Archives: Food

Kevin Owen: The Man Behind the Meals

Owen waits for students to arrive at the dining hall for lunch. PHOTO BY ROBERTA BURNS.


Have you ever wondered who the person responsible for coordinating the array of food at Backer Dining Hall and the Johnson College Inn is? The mastermind behind all Westminster’s food services has served three U.S. presidents and has two World Series rings for his work planning events for the St. Louis Cardinals. That man is Kevin Owen. Owen is currently the college’s director of Dining Services and Catering and has been employed at Westminster for the past five years.

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Fulton Connection: The Copper Mine


Gas masks and ropes hang on orange walls inside the old brick building. Mine cars are stationed on wooden shafts decorated with shovels and pick axes. A rainbow fire backdrop greets guests at the hostess’ station. One might think that I am walking through the halls of a bizarre mining museum, but I am actually dining at Fulton’s newest eatery, The Copper Mine Restaurant.
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Fulton Sub Shop’s Owners Close Restaurant Due to Financial and Health Burdens

Sub Shop Whiteboard

Sub Shop’s whiteboard on the restaurant’s final day of business, Friday, March 4. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.


For three and a half years, Fulton Sub Shop was a favorite eatery and hangout spot for many Westminster students. But on Friday, March 4, the restaurant served customers for the final time. After facing increasing medical and financial hardships, management tried to sell the business but failed to do so and was forced to close. Read more

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