Well, can't say for the route that mytymyt is talking about, but we've ridden the Empire Builder and Coast Starlight several times in the few couple of years and always had a great time. Very friendly service, no problem with roomettes (which did have doors) and good food. Didn't taste or seem microwaved at all. If you are traveling in a roomette or bedroom, all your meals are included, otherwise it's ala carte. There's also a snack bar where you can buy snack bar stuff. I'd agree it's way better than airline food, plus the scenery and company are much better also (you'll be seated with other folks, you'll enjoy meeting them and learning about their travels and lives).
Have a good trip! (And don't forget to tip the servers, they do a yeoman's job in a bouncy environment!)
I've searched for this topic and gotten bits and pieces of info. Now folks, let's do the definitive Chinese for Christmas thread.
Where to go?
When to go?
What to order?
Any and all suggestions, cautions, and ideas are welcome.
Made a batch of pork chili with too much chipotle and chili powder. Just stirred in two tablespoons of brown sugar and a tablespoon of peanut butter and a bit more chicken broth. It's settled right down and will be grand. Thanks for the suggestions.