Psssst... don't tell anyone, but I'm about to sneak you into the Condé Nast cafeteria. That's right. This is where Anna Wintour (you know, Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada") goes to eat, alongside the fine people from Gourmet, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and so on. People are fascinated with the place-they're always writing about it on Gawker--and many people wonder (including myself, before last week) what kind of food do fashion models, feisty editors and literary luminaries eat together? Well now I have the answer. My friend Mr. X just started a job there and he invited me to join him for lunch as long as I didn't take flash pictures or reveal his identity. So, get your heels on and "gird your loins"--it's time to do the Condé nasty
The 4th floor of the Condé Nast building has a hallway with two ends: at one end is Gourmet Magazine and at the other is the Cafeteria. We arrived around 1 pm and the cafeteria was bustling. Two things happen before you enter the cafeteria proper: (1) You put cash on your card (sort of like we did in college) so you can pay by swiping it afterwards; and (2) You read the specials on the board.