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School Lunch

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The USDA just passed new school lunch guidelines a couple of weeks ago, and people are ecstatic. While there were some real setbacks (like the whole pizza is a vegetable thing) overall it’s a huge improvement and Mark Bittman at the New York Times breaks down what it all means. I haven’t thought about — let alone eaten — a school lunch in years, but reading all the hoo-hah about it made me wonder, “What’re the kids eating these days?” So I thought I’d treat blog readers to a photo tour of the state of school lunches today.

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It is a crusty thing. And a waffle. And that is probably a peach but
maybe a weird spider egg?

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It’s a vegetable plate! Potatoes and tomatoes. I mean: tater tots and ketchup.

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Oops, that’s a prison lunch.

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Sorry, prison lunch again.

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There we go – back to school lunch.

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Either it’s worms or it’s spaghetti. And garlic white bread!

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For a comparison between American school lunches and overseas school lunches, check out this blog. Spoiler Alert: American school lunches are don’t come out looking too good.

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But nothing beats this photo essay over on Holy Taco. For some unknown reason, a school in Harrisonburg, VA started posting truly terrifying photos of their scary school lunches, each given a “hip” nickname. Go feast your eyes (and try to keep down your own lunch) on pictures of Italian Dunkers, Chicken Fryz and Taco Patties.

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School lunch, I don’t really miss you at all.

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Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Tomato $13
tomato cake with smoked feta,
yellow tomato leather, herb puree

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll$10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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