By Sara E. Martin, Army Flier Staff WriterJanuary 24, 2013
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (January 24, 2013) -- For those short on time or are not wanting to travel very far, Fort Rucker offers a host of dining options for various palates.
Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army and Air Force Exchange Service offers top notch service and some of the best food around, according to Janice Erdlitz, DFMWR marketing director.
"We are very proud of our ability to provide top quality food and beverage facilities to our Fort Rucker community. Our chefs do an outstanding job to provide the best culinary delights to suit any taste bud," she said.
Whether grabbing a burger while bowling a game with friends, eating out on a date or stopping in at Divots after playing 18 holes of golf, DFMWR has several options for affordable and casual dining.
The Landing Zone is in Bldg. 113 and is open Mondays--Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. It offers soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts, burgers, barbeque, tacos, wings, wraps and quesadillas among several other options.
"The Landing Zone offers a casual dining experience that is sure to meet the needs of all its customers. It has an extensive menu to satisfy the most discriminating taste buds. It has a great atmosphere for either Family meals or date night," said Erdlitz.
Divot's Restaurant and Grille in Bldg. 20067 is open Mondays--Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. It offers sandwiches, burgers, salads, wraps and wings.
"You don't have to be a golfer to appreciate the beautiful views and delicious food that Divot's has to offer. Patrons can experience an impressive lunch and drink menu, while enjoying a lovely, panoramic view of the blue course," said Erdlitz.
Rucker Lanes Bowling Center in Bldg. 9227 offers a café inside, which is open Mondays--Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches and pizza.
"Unwinding at the bowling alley for the Lunch and Bowl lunchtime special is fun. All Lunch and Bowl options include two games of bowling and a shoe rental," she said.
There are Coffee Zones located in Lyster Army Health Clinic, Bldg. 5700 and The Landing Zone to help diminish the crave for caffeine and espresso that some people can't live without.
The Landing Zone Coffee Zone is open Mondays--Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lyster location is open Mondays- Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. And the Bldg. 5700 location is open Mondays--Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"You can find Starbucks coffees and teas, parfaits, bagels, muffins, wraps and paninis there. Their selected food and drink items are a great choice," Erdlitz said.
Another choice for people to enjoy is Mother Rucker's, which celebrates its second birthday today.
Mother Rucker's is located in Bldg. 319 and is open seven days a week from 4-11 p.m. It is open to the public ages 18 and over.
"Mother Rucker's has a roadhouse-type of feel and has burgers, sandwiches, wings, pizza, nachos, soups and salads, fried pickles, crab bites, chicken tenders, onion rings and more. It is a local favorite," said the marketing director.
For a complete menu listing on any DFMWR restaurant, visit www.ftruckermwr.com/dining-entertainment/dining-menus.
DFMWR offers dining coupons and discounts each month in the "At Ease" magazine that patrons can pick up on post.
"Coupons change every month, so check and see what's new and save a few bucks, too. We offer so many options; you'll always be able to find some delicious offering to hit the spot," said Erdlitz.
Patrons can also check out the magazine for specials including Steak Night, Kid's Night and Wing Night at The Landing Zone.
There are other options on post provided by Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Its options are located inside the post exchange and Burger King.
Understanding that a large part of the military's focus is on a fit mind and body to ensure top performance, the post exchange decided to provide a restaurant that expands healthy eating options.
Subway is the new addition that opens Jan. 25. Its hours will be Mondays--Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"The exchange is active in promoting the health and well-being of the Fort Rucker community with its 'Operation Be Fit' programs and sustainability. Subways play active roles in communities and help outreach organizations promote healthy eating, so that was a reason for the choice," said Susie Antonello, visual merchandiser at Fort Rucker AAFES.
The new partnership with the exchange and Subway reflects the commitment of both organizations to lead and promote culture of excellence standards -- by eating healthy and living healthy.
Other food court options are Popeye's, Anthony's Pizza and Charley's Grilled Subs.