Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:18 PM
Aren't there 'hot entrees' in the cafe cars on the other trains - just standard warmed up AmCrap served in a metal tube?
What does that even mean? Any food on amtrak is "AmCrap"?
I'm not really sure if you were actually asking a question but in my personal observations the food on the Cascades and San Joaquin (Amtrak California) trains was much better than that served on the "National Menu." The macaroni and cheese on the Cascades, and the Burritos on the San Joaquin are both re-heated items. Years ago (could have changed) the oatmeal served on the cascades was prepared and served dining car style. Meaning it was ladeled from a pot into a bowl, and you were given a little cup with raisins and brown sugar. That's a big step up from adding hot water to a quaker cardboard cup like they do in the cafe car.
I was asking if those 'hot entrees' listed on that are the same as I've seen on other standard cafe cars. I seem to recall (but could be wrong) that on my last NER trip, the same thing was listed on the Cafe menu.
As to the Cascades' bistro car, I believe they still serve the oatmeal the proper way, so I guess they haven't changed that.
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