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An impressive menu with several new to Amtrak items. Tr-color Potatoes for breakfast? Artificial color added to white potatoes?

I note that dinner rolls will be served on request. Maybe a good idea to reduce potential waste.

Good to see that a St. Michelle Rose is on the wine list, but, I still that their wine list could include another Red and another White.
 
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An impressive menu with several new to Amtrak items. Tr-color Potatoes for breakfast? Artificial color added to white potatoes?
I've seen potatoes with skins that were naturally beige or brown, red, and blue. Blue potatoes. "Stretch" beige into white and you've got the traditional tricolors.
 
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I've seen potatoes with skins that were naturally beige or brown, red, and blue. Blue potatoes. "Stretch" beige into white and you've got the traditional tricolors.

Thanks. I hadn't thought about the skins still being on the potatoes. I would expect Blue Potatoes to be more expensive than non-blue ones. Doesn't quite fit the present business model for Amtrak.
 

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Glad to see a veggie burger back on the menu but a shame they aren’t bringing back the old black bean burger - that was quite good!

There is only 1 gluten free entree available at dinner and it’s the salmon. (So if you don’t like seafood and your GF tough luck).

Also there is no longer a GF dessert option.

Looks pretty good though! I hope to try it soon! :)
 
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Breakfast looks good, and the salmon looks good—I’d have to remove the peppers from everything—I don’t think it’s like a Jersey diner where you can ask them to just leave the peppers out.😁

Veggie burger sounds okay.

Not crazy about any of the appetizers or desserts.

But since I’m in the east and am not going west for quite a while, it doesn’t matter. It will probably change several more times before the east gets traditional food.

By the way, the tricolor potatoes sound like what I’ve gotten in the grocery store. They are baby potatoes that come in a bag, and you steam them in the bag in the microwave for a few minutes. They have several varieties (I’ve seen Yukon gold, red, and tricolor), and they’re actually pretty good. Don’t let the blue/purple color throw you off—they all taste like regular potatoes.

When they first became popular and were a bit unusual to see, I believe some restaurants charged a bit extra for their “purple” potatoes — until everyone started realizing they could just get them in the store themselves and toss them in the microwave!
 
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By the way, the tricolor potatoes sound like what I’ve gotten in the grocery store. They are baby potatoes that come in a bag, and you steam them in the bag in the microwave for a few minutes. They have several varieties (I’ve seen Yukon gold, red, and tricolor), and they’re actually pretty good. Don’t let the blue/purple color throw you off—they all taste like regular potatoes.

When they first became popular and were a bit unusual to see, I believe some restaurants charged a bit extra for their “purple” potatoes — until everyone started realizing they could just get them in the store themselves and toss them in the microwave!
"Within each adorable bag of these two-to-three-bite ’taters, you’ll find a Medley of gold, red, and purple potatoes. "
 

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Any idea when the new menu will be implemented? I will be on the SWC in early July. Was looking forward to trying the lobster and crab cake, but the new appetizers are less appealing to me. Still I will keep an open mind if it takes effect before my trip.
 

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Strange that they're serving vegan chili with bacon, cheese, and sour cream. Might as well just put the beef in. :rolleyes:

I was looking forward to the artisan grilled cheese. :(
I had had that. It was the weakest item on the lunch menu, IIRC, and the vegan chili was great (I am a confirmed carnivore, btw), the best item on the lunch menu.

As one who used to like their old spicy black bean veggie burger with cheese and bacon, I find no contradiction in loading up a vegan dish with animal products as on option. Vegans can take it straight, the rest of us can goose it.
 

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Vegans can take it straight, the rest of us can goose it.
Exactly! With a limited menu having an item that can be vegan or not depending on what you add is great for everyone.

A baked potato with chili sounds like a great lunch to me... and if it gets messy I’ll just blame the rough track! Haha
 
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