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#201 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:26 PM

It's been a long time since I had Bacardi neat, and I'm sure there's a reason for why I don't exactly remember what it tasted like, and it's been a long time.




Nobody drinks Bacardi Superior neat unless it's part of a dare or suicide pact. 

 

Perhaps you're thinking of Limon or Anejo?


Edited by Devil's Advocate, 19 July 2018 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

No, I'm thinking of college. We were fearless in those days  :wacko:

 

Nobody drinks Bacardi Superior neat unless it's part of a dare or suicide pact. 

 

Perhaps you're thinking of Limon or Anejo?


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:27 AM

While the Boars Head branding and menu are still present in the cafe car, yesterday's 449 was stocked with Fresh Direct (I think it was) products, or at least the chicken wrap and breakfast sandwich I ate were. They were both pretty good. I appreciated that the breakfast sandwich was made with a single egg instead of a blended egg patty.

Incidentally, the business class soft product includes one free alcoholic drink, unlimited soft drinks, and an amenity kit with a blanket, neck pillow, eye mask, and earplugs. It seems to be popular, sold out leaving Albany and still mostly full when I left in Toledo.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:06 AM

The Food Facts site now has the 411 on the pre made Beef Short Rib, and as expected it is a nutritional disaster.

 

http://www.amtrakfoo...-CPT-LSL-22.pdf

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:23 AM

It tastes very nice though .

There is very little that is not a nutritional disaster in the Amtrak offerings involving meats even in the Diner anyway.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:48 AM

It tastes very nice though .

There is very little that is not a nutritional disaster in the Amtrak offerings involving meats even in the Diner anyway.

 

Actually no, the Flat Iron steak served on the trains with a full diner winds up looking like health food compared to the Short Rib from dietary hell.

 

http://www.amtrakfoo...ALL-2017-31.pdf


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Posted Yesterday, 10:55 AM

Holy crap. It’s not even close. The short rib has 91 grams of fat. That’s 140% of your daily recommended intake. Dear god.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:11 AM

Holy crap. It’s not even close. The short rib has 91 grams of fat. That’s 140% of your daily recommended intake. Dear god.

 

It's a bit of an apples and oranges comparison. The traditional meal facts are for the entree only. The new meal data is for the entire dinner: including roll, butter, salad, salad dressing, and dessert.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:25 AM

 

Holy crap. It’s not even close. The short rib has 91 grams of fat. That’s 140% of your daily recommended intake. Dear god.

 

It's a bit of an apples and oranges comparison. The traditional meal facts are for the entree only. The new meal data is for the entire dinner: including roll, butter, salad, salad dressing, and dessert.

 

Plus everything in moderation.  It's ok to eat "bad" foods as long as it not a mainstay in your diet.  



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Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM

Fair enough. I guess it’s sort of inconsequential for me anyway since I don’t eat meat ;)
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Posted Yesterday, 12:26 PM

The more you drink, the less you will care about the  difference between the "good stuff" and "the rest"... :P  ;)

 
LOL!  May I add what I hope others will see as a bit of humor as a follow-up to this post?
 
During an Alaskan cruise, a whale was spotted near the ship during Happy Hour.  Everyone rushed to the windows with the hope of seeing the whale.  Most of us were disappointed.  Then, a Lounge Steward said in a very loud voice,"The more you drink, the more whales you'll see!"
Makes me wonder if there actually was a whale in the first place...
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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

It's been a long time since I had Bacardi neat, and I'm sure there's a reason for why I don't exactly remember what it tasted like, and it's been a long time.


Nobody drinks Bacardi Superior neat unless it's part of a dare or suicide pact. 
And then a few hours later:

Edited by cpotisch, Yesterday, 12:31 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:40 PM

It tastes very nice though .

There is very little that is not a nutritional disaster in the Amtrak offerings involving meats even in the Diner anyway.

 
Actually no, the Flat Iron steak served on the trains with a full diner winds up looking like health food compared to the Short Rib from dietary hell.
 
http://www.amtrakfoo...ALL-2017-31.pdf
Which is generally true when typical short ribs served in restaurants are compared with grilled steak. Neither are health food but one is considerably worse than the other.

It would be nice of course if there were more choices in the menu.




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