la downtown news has a review of clifton’s brookdale cafeteria. the time i ate there, “cheap” wasn’t an adjective that came to mind, but perhaps i just don’t know how to work the menu. here’s something interesting: you can get a free cake on your birthday, you just need to have a group of four and give them three days notice (the article says two, the website says three). if only i knew someone with a birthday coming up.