My wife and I rode the LSL from CHI to ROC a couple days ago and were very pleasantly surprised by several things. Yes, we had heard that the meal service had changed to the "boxed" items, but a couple other "niceties" made our trip that much more enjoyable. First, our car attendant Natalie could not have been more friendly and professional throughout the entire trip. She was proactive about asking about our needs, water and any special things we might want. She also kept us informed of our progress and helped with the luggage both getting on in CHI and in ROC. That's always a good way to start things off. After greeting us and going over the usual things, she then said that Amtrak was providing us with a glass of wine or beer from the Cafe car (located right next to our sleeper) and she handed us two "vouchers" for this purpose. That was a very nice and relaxing night cap. The attendant also let us know we had unlimited non-alcoholic drink access throughout our trip as well. The Cafe car person was also friendly, efficient and had decorated the Cafe car in a great Halloween motif too! After enjoying our wine we noticed that a quite complete and varied "amenities" pouch was in our Bedroom, filled with all sorts of toiletries. This was even nicer than I remember years ago--a big plus! Finally, the Breakfast the next morning. We only had the one option, in addition to a variety of drink options, the BIG box breakfast. Yes, it is cold, but unless you are a dyed in the wool "got to have my eggs and bacon" person this breakfast was way more than sufficient to get the day going and to fill almost anyone up. A large amount of sliced fresh fruit (cantalope, honey dew melon, Mango, Pineapple and grapes), a Kashi Bar, an enormous and tasty Blueberry Muffin, a yogurt cup with fresh Blueberries and granola and then a fresh wipe to clean your hands after eating all of this food. And, oh, yes, the box itself was quite sturdy and came in a very nice "tote bag" which was ours to keep and use (which we did. All in all my wife and I give this effort two thumbs up. We only had the Breakfast, but this was a very positive experience. I do applaud Amtrak for making this effort.