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Meals to remember: Service members share their military dining facility favorites

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Petra, instructor, Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School, receives his food during Romano’s Macaroni Grill visit to Dunham Hall, April 29, 2015. This is the first time Macaroni Grill chefs visited a military installation to serve troops. (Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Marine Corps)
February 24, 2019

Some dining facility meals are better than others. Stars and Stripes Reporter Chad Garland set out into the murky waters of Twitter to find out which ones are most beloved. Here’s a sampling of responses.

A very specific set of pancakes

Military mountaineering training and blueberry pancakes are apparently a match made in heaven.

But good luck getting a photo of them.


Griddle me this.


Can’t go wrong with a taco.

Even if it’s Choco.

Chicken cordon bleu

Airman Christy Axelson 354th Force Support Squadron prepares Chicken Cordon Bleu March 12, 2009, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Airman Axelson prepares enough chicken to feed hungry Airmen and other dining facility guests. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Laura Max)

No hamsters are harmed in the making of this dish, promise, the pieces just kind of look like hamsters.


Surf and turf

That midnight chow

It’s late, but sometimes there’s something really good to eat.

Pie and cookies