I've purchased sealed 2-packs of hard-boiled eggs at the local Casey's; they make a quick, light lunch/brunch, require no prep time (although salt and pepper are nice with them), and could easily be stored in a fridge in the Cafe car.Of course nothing can replace a hard boiled egg!
I doubt Breakfast will start before 630, but possibly.Do I get just a dinner or a dinner and breakfast ?
I am on the Cardinal #50 departing Windy at 5:55pm and arriving Huntington WV 7:00am -
I am and my partner are in Roomettes - for sure a dinner is in order and there would be
time for a breakfast if the diner is open around 6am -
Back to my question is a breakfast included ?
I remember picking one up in a cafe car on the NER recently. I prefer Diet Pepsi in general, but Coke Zero works. According to my taste buds, Diet Coke is just vile.
I usually can't taste the difference between diet colas myself. Diet cola of any variety has been expensive at the local supermarket lately, so I've been trying these weird fruity flavors of diet Mountain Dew. (Couldn't stand the taste of regular Mountain Dew, but the new fruity varieties are surprisingly OK. I don't expect to see them in either the dining car or cafe car on Amtrak, though.)I remember picking one up in a cafe car on the NER recently. I prefer Diet Pepsi in general, but Coke Zero works. According to my taste buds, Diet Coke is just vile.
I've had flex meals and I'd a sub & chips over them anyday.Yes they gave us a submarine, chip, and cookie lunch box from a deli in Jackson MS -twice. SB is was for lunch and NB is was for dinner. They also said we could have a breakfast sandwich/muffin from the cafe both mornings.
But I didn't want that--I wanted the Sleeper car menu and food that I choose. I wanted a glass of wine. (Attendant said there wasn't any.) It wasn't what we paid for. And I paid a LOT--for our sleeper accomodations.
And I do know flex dining is mediocre at best. We had such a great experience on the SW Chief with their traditional dining. Getting subs from a deli isn't my definition of the dining experience we paid for--even though it was flex dining.
It doesn't even need to be an entire car. As much empty space as there is in the bags, a bank of refrigerators can be kept in there.I remember the "old coke", in glass bottles, available at service stations. It was in a red, refrigerated bin and ice cold. Really good. And with real sugar. Maybe not healthy but great on a really hot summer day. The station had a rack set up to accept empty bottles for recycling.
I wonder if Amtrak could have refrigerator cars for food storage. A passenger could select meals when booking, beforehand, by computer, smart phone, at the station, etc. All 3 meals while aboard. Then load the meals in the refrigerator car early each morning at major stops. At meal time, the kitchen staff could use a convection oven (not microwave) for fast thawing. It would eliminate food waste and the kitchen staff could mainly be used to distribute the food to passengers. Maybe a "pick up" window could be used.
Did you board near the end of the train's run? Still,paying that kind of money and you cannot even get what you wanted...and to top it off it's flex food!On the train that I’m on- and for which I paid over $500 for a roomette for an approximately 600-mile trip:
The Flexible Dining menus in the room (printed on 8 1/2”x11” copier paper) were old, and none of the lunch/dinner entrees that I had wanted were available. The menu on the Amtrak website is also old and outdated.
The items that I ordered will be just as good, but…
How many things wrong are there with that situation?
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