Experiences with food availability on Silver Star-Northbound

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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #1

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    I am contemplating a trip on the silver service trains in April.  The menu on the silver star is adequate for me assume they do not run out of things that I want to order.  Do they restock the train in Miami for the northbound run?   

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    They should considering the On Board Service crew I based out of MIA. 
     
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    The train is stripped of all food the night before when arriving MIA and starts with new issue of stock the next morning when departing.
     
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    Thank you.  I should be ok riding northbound out of Miami.  The times work better for me. 
     
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    They also stock it in NY, right?
     
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    There were a number of reports some months back about the café on the Star running out of selections but I have not seen any recent reports about this. 

    I would recommend that you take an ample supply of your own snacks just in case. 
     
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    Correct. Same procedure as Miami.
     
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    Do they still carry the corridor menu? I guess that would be one perk of using Boars Head, it can be be purchased anywhere, as opposed to the York Street stuff (which I liked more) which could only be received from the one location.
     
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    I believe they are doing  Boars Head...
     
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    When I rode on the Star from ORL to RVR in July 2017, I had no issues getting food for breakfast from the cafe car.   I don't know about lunch or dinner stock because I had my "dinner" on the 95 Northeast Regional to NPN after I had changed trains in Richmond.
     
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    It's the "old" menu (that used to be on the NEC before they tried to go trendy with the new one), so on the Star you can still get a Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich and a cinnamon roll, and for some reason, they taste better on the Star than they ever did on the NEC.
     
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    What in particular about it tasted so much better?
     
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    Weird.  The "new" menu is on the LSL, and thank goodness it is.  I guess people going to Florida have different tastes?
     
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    The cheese on the breakfast sandwich was melted instead of a hard block, and the cinnamon roll was softer and not like a brick. Maybe they just know how to use the microwave better on the Star :p .
     
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    Maybe it's because they used the convection oven/toaster instead of the microwave.  After years of brick hard microwaved hot dog rolls and bagels, I was once pleasantly surprised when I was served an actual toasted bagel one morning riding the Vermonter. And I've also started noticing that the cafe attendant unwraps the hot dog package and heats the frankfurter separately from the bun. 
     
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    That makes sense--that's probably exactly what the difference is! :)
     

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