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IN SEARCH OF GOOD CAFETERIA FOOD
A couple of years ago my po’ boy-radar drew me towards a woman eating such a sandwich in the plaza at the 400 Atlantic building in downtown Stamford.
Not knowing of any place around here that served one, I felt compelled to ask where she obtained her fried-shrimp-and-remoulade-laden lunch. In the office cafeteria, she told me.
Apparently, the cafeteria in the building at the intersection of Atlantic St. and Tresser Blvd. is open to the public…or at least you don’t have to go through security to get in because it’s in the lobby. I hadn’t set foot inside until this week.
Far be it from me to disparage the food at the depressing Riverbend Cafeteria (where the Advocate is located) but I don’t think I’ve ever seen lobster ravioli on the menu there. Not that I really look.
Let’s be honest, there wasn’t any lobster inside this pasta; back home we’d call them crayfish, or langostinos if you shop at Whole Foods. Nevertheless, they were good. Good enough that I really didn’t want to think about how much butter and cream had to be in that sauce.
Alas, still I wait for my opportunity to catch a glimpse of the main UBS cafeteria, the Holy Grail of Stamford’s corporate lunchtime eateries. I’ve heard it spoken of in reverent, hushed tones…the streets there are paved with gold, I tell you.
If I must give up my career in the insecure newspaper business for one in the now-teetering world of investment banking to gain access to this plenitude, so be it.
This is my white whale.