The crowd was massive, even 10 minutes before the big ceremony.
Once inside, diners were treated to a multitude of stations -- salad bar and drink stations on the right, a pasta station and hot plate station on the left, deli and cheeseburger and hot dog options straight ahead and a pizzaria in the back. This ain't your grandmother's college cafeteria.
Even with hundreds coming through the doors, dishes were made to order in a timely fashion. Call it trial by fire, but Big Rock Bistro's opening seems to be a safe bet -- this place cooks. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about it. Oh, and a thumbs up for the potentially overlooked but certainly divine Reece's Pieces Bread Pudding.