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The Best of the

Worst

Surviving the dorm food experience

We have come to the
realization that we have ignored a
whole class of lunchers. While
many students dish out cash for
lunch at one of Ann Arbor's
many fine eateries, a quarter of
this campus have their meals pre-
paid in the residence hall.
While these dorm dwellers do
have the opportunity to go out to
lunch whenever they please, they
are foolish to turn down too
many meals for which they have
already paid - even if it's just
Turkey Tetrazini or Shrimp
Jamabalaya.
Because we are seniors, we
don't have the chance to dine on
dorm delicacies. But some
younger Daily staffers - Henry
Goldblatt and Bethany
Robertson - do. Here's what
they found.
by Henry
Goldblatt
and Bethany
Robertson
The underclass revolts!
For the past semester, we have
read the "Out to Lunch" column
faithfully, taste buds watering,
stomachs growling, mouths
salivating.
But after a while, reality sets
in.
We realize, as residence hall
dwellers, that we are the proud
owners of a multi-faceted, multi-
thousand dollar meal plan that is
moulding away in our pockets.
And then, out of guilt and lac
of money, we sorrowfully put
aside thoughts of real food and
trudge down to our residence hall
cafeteria for a daily helping of
meatless mousaka and cream of
celery soup.

As the representatives of the
University's nutritionally
repressed dormitory residents, we
have decided it is our duty to
inform others in the same
NOAH. F I N K E L
ERIC* L E M O N T
OUT TO
LUNCH
FOOD.CONNOISSEURS
A T *,L A R G E
Be back in
15 minutes
situation where to find the best of
the worst: dorm food.
In keeping with the column's
theme of finding a quick lunch,
we limited our search to the
residence halls to which one can
conveniently walk from central
campus (forget the Hill and
Bursley).
Although it can be argued that
all institutional food is
remarkably similar, in our search
for the perfect lunch, we also
considered atmosphere, service,
and those little extra perks that
make eating in dorms so much
fun.
Betsey Barbour
This elegant, refined cafeteria
k is one of the best kept secrets on
campus, probably because the
doors to Betsey Barbour are
locked 24 hours a day. But if you
are patient - or lucky - sooner
or later someone will let you in.
Once you've gotten in the

door, Barbour offers the most
pleasant atmosphere of all the
lunch spots surveyed -
reminiscent of the good old days
at home with mom and dad.
The porch, with its sun-filled
windows which facilitate a view
of abundant greenery, provides an
opportunity to sit back and take
a break from a harried day on
campus. Low-hanging lamps and
tasteful furniture give Barbour a
touch of class so often lacking in
other residence halls.
While the cafeteria's
atmosphere is just like home, the
food often isn't. The cafeteria's
small size limits the selection, but
the careful connoisseur can get a
good meal.
A general rule of thumb of
residence hall dining is to stay
away from red (?) meat (?),
possibly the biggest campus
misnomer. Barbour's Beef
Burgundy, which Bethany
grudgingly sampled, was no
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exception. Although the flavor
was savory, the meat was tough
and fatty. The cold, sticky bed of
noodles was also disappointing.
Along the lines of brunch, the
hashbrowns' potato origins were
unclear - too much cream, and
not enough potatoes. On the
sunny side, the cheese omelette
was exceptional. For those on a
health kick, there were bran
muffins that could rival Mrs.
Peabody's in taste and size.
Everyday offerings include a
small but well-stocked salad bar,
including tuna and various pasta
salads. Feta cheese, an unusual
cafeteria find, adds a tasty flair to
the ordinary green salad.
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