"The windowless cafeteria, decorated with photos of the Supreme Court, offers a range of items, including hamburgers ($5.70; cheese is 30 cents extra), chicken tenders ($5), sweet potato fries ($2.30) and two soups a day."
More heartburn came in 2010, when the Washington Post ran a series reviewing government cafeterias. The House of Representatives came in first, with a grade of A.
The Patent and Trademark Office, the Pentagon and the State Department each got a C, while the Agriculture Department and the National Institutes of Health barely passed with D's.
Then came the Supreme Court. "This food should be unconstitutional," the paper said, citing a "falling-apart mushy" veggie burger and a salmon rice bowl that "bears no resemblance to any salmon I've tasted before." Grade: F.
"I got a note from the chief justice the next day," Justice Sotomayor says. "It said: 'You're fired.'"