Capt. Spanky's Restaurant Review

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Hello, Ramstein! This week, I thought I'd try something different. This is the fi rst-ever Capt. Spanky restaurant review. Now I know my primary diet consists of kibble, but I can assure you, I have a very sophisticated palate, except when it comes to cheese -- all cheese is good as far as I am concerned. Anyway, this week I ate at the NATO Dining Facility, which, if you haven't heard, is now open to anyone with a valid ID card. I will start off by saying
I've only eaten there once, and because their menu is always changing and they have different selections on each day, this review is based on what I was able to see while I was there. When I first came through the door, I was instantly scratched under the chin by the amazing aroma of all the various foods. After getting past the delicious smell, I got a chance to look around and see the facility itself. This place is huge and had many options to select from. Every day the facility offers a soup of the day, three main course options in varying price ranges, a variety of salad and salad bar choices and a whole list of tasty
desserts. On the day I was dining, I decided to skip the soup and go straight to the main course. I had a hard time choosing between noodle gratin with a side salad, chicken strips with spƤtzle and vegetables, and calamari with garlic dip and french fries, but I eventually went with the chicken strips. Now I haven't had a chance to try anything else, but if the rest of their food is anything like the meal I had, you're in for a treat. And, based on the prices, you won't even need to roll over to get it! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to try the dessert, because chocolate and me don't mix well, but everything else was great. The portions were good, the food was delicious and the mix of people in there made it the perfect dining experience for this young(ish) pup. If you haven't been yet, I'd highly suggest sniffing this place out. You won't regret it.