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  1. #1
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default For the Big Niece

    For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:

    <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>

    "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    the "Buffet of Buffets."

    For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    hours for a reasonably low price.

    "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"

    Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    it might be a good deal."

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  2. #2
    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On Jul 8, 11:48*am, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. *Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$742ec...@news.sonic.net>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > it might be a good deal."


    Casinos are well known for banning folks who win too much, such as
    card counters. I bet that end up banning "Big Niece" from their
    buffet deal. Heck, I bet they'd ban me too eventually.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel


    --Bryan

  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 09:48:31a, Dan Abel told us...

    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I
    > read this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's
    > properties as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you
    > had a late dinner one night and an early dinner the next night,
    > you could get four buffet meals, including two dinners, for $35.
    > None of the buffets are the high-end buffets, it's basically all
    > the mediocre food you can eat in 24 hours for a reasonably low
    > price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of
    > food it might be a good deal."
    >


    And... It's never sounded that the Big Niece was particularly
    discriminating about what she ate. Seems she operates more lika
    Hoover than a normal person eating.

    You still have watch some buffets, though. I have read of people
    being asked to leave after consuming *far* more food than what might
    be expected, regardless of the "all you can eat" policy.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  4. #4
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Dan Abel wrote:
    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > it might be a good deal."
    >



    Thanks for the tip. BN and her husband go to Vegas frequently. The two
    of them them at a buffet are like a flock of locusts in a grain field.

  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > And... It's never sounded that the Big Niece was particularly
    > discriminating about what she ate. Seems she operates more lika
    > Hoover than a normal person eating.


    Actually, she does appreciate quality food. She will pig out on the best
    stuff first. When that's all gone she will go for the cheap filler.

    > You still have watch some buffets, though. I have read of people
    > being asked to leave after consuming *far* more food than what might
    > be expected, regardless of the "all you can eat" policy.


    I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on the
    people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother to her
    favourite Chinese buffet and all she have would be a single plate with
    fried rice, sweet and sour chicken and a couple egg rolls. Lots of
    people fill up on the cheap filler. Then there are people like me who
    skip the bunny food salads and gut filling carbs but will get our
    money's worth by eating the crab and shrimp.

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 09:59:34a, Dave Smith told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> And... It's never sounded that the Big Niece was particularly
    >> discriminating about what she ate. Seems she operates more lika
    >> Hoover than a normal person eating.

    >
    > Actually, she does appreciate quality food. She will pig out on
    > the best stuff first. When that's all gone she will go for the
    > cheap filler.


    So the steamship round of beef would go first, then moving on to the
    "junk" food. :-)

    >> You still have watch some buffets, though. I have read of people
    >> being asked to leave after consuming *far* more food than what
    >> might be expected, regardless of the "all you can eat" policy.

    >
    > I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on
    > the people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother
    > to her favourite Chinese buffet and all she have would be a single
    > plate with fried rice, sweet and sour chicken and a couple egg
    > rolls. Lots of people fill up on the cheap filler. Then there
    > are people like me who skip the bunny food salads and gut filling
    > carbs but will get our money's worth by eating the crab and
    > shrimp.


    You do have a valid point. I very rarely eat at buffets as I find
    that most do not serve particularly good food. However, on occasion
    I have seen some people working on plateful 7 or 8, each one piled to
    the point of food falling off, while I'm just finishing my 2nd and
    final plate.

    I really do believe that there are implied limits to everything, or
    perhaps there should be.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On Jul 8, 11:55*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > Dan Abel wrote:
    > > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > > this. *Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:

    >
    > > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$742ec...@news.sonic.net>

    >
    > > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > > the "Buffet of Buffets."

    >
    > > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > > hours for a reasonably low price.

    >
    > > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"

    >
    > > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > > it might be a good deal."

    >
    > Thanks for the tip. BN and her husband go to Vegas frequently. *The two
    > of them *them at a buffet are like a flock of locusts in a grain field.


    It's usually a plague of locusts, not a "flock of locusts." I just
    learned (on Facebook) that the collective noun for lesbians is
    "sprinkle." A sprinkle of lesbians.

    --Bryan

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 09:55:05a, Dave Smith told us...

    > Dan Abel wrote:
    >> For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when
    >> I read this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >>
    >> <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >>
    >> "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    >> the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >>
    >> For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's
    >> properties as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you
    >> had a late dinner one night and an early dinner the next night,
    >> you could get four buffet meals, including two dinners, for $35.
    >> None of the buffets are the high-end buffets, it's basically all
    >> the mediocre food you can eat in 24 hours for a reasonably low
    >> price.
    >>
    >> "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >>
    >> Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of
    >> food it might be a good deal."
    >>

    >
    >
    > Thanks for the tip. BN and her husband go to Vegas frequently.
    > The two of them them at a buffet are like a flock of locusts in a
    > grain field.
    >


    LOL! I can just picture it.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on the
    > people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother to her


    That's why I don't like buffets. I always feel
    that I'm subsidizing other people.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Bryan wrote:

    > I just learned (on Facebook) that the collective noun for lesbians is
    > "sprinkle." A sprinkle of lesbians.


    I've always heard a group of lesbians referred to as a squad.

    Bob




  11. #11
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    On 7/8/2010 11:48 AM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > it might be a good deal."
    >


    Y'all need to come to SW Louisiana and attend one of the Chinese
    restaurants with the "all you can eat" buffet on Friday night. Runs from
    $10.95 a head to $14.95 a head, depending on whether or not you go for
    the seafood buffet. I've sat there and watched folks eat snow crap or
    king crab legs until they look like they will burst. Same when they're
    putting crawfish on the menu.

    We don't even go to eat buffets, it's a waste of money for us as we
    can't eat a lot of food nor a lot of the crap they put on the buffets.

  12. #12
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >> I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on the
    >> people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother to her

    >
    > That's why I don't like buffets. I always feel
    > that I'm subsidizing other people.



    I don't usually go to them because I prefer quality over quantity. I
    would rather have one serving of good food than multiple helpings of
    slop. In my experience, only the very best buffets have really good
    food, and they charge a lot for them.

    I haven't been to one in more than three years. The one my mother used
    to like was $24.99 per person. Drinks are extra. For that price I was
    not about to put any fried rice, potato salad or other cheap filler on
    my plate.

    For the sake of comparison, we recently went to a local Thai place with
    my son and his girlfriend. We ordered two appetizer combos and we each
    selected one dish. There was more than enough food for the four of us.
    It was much tastier than the buffer food in the warming trays, and it as
    a hell of a lot cheaper.



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    PL Guest

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    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote in news:dabel-CE2AC5.09483108072010@c-61-
    68-245-199.per.connect.net.au:

    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > it might be a good deal."
    >



    I gave up on those sort of things a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time
    ago.

    It'd be a waste of money for us. We'd probably have two 'normal' platefuls
    for the 24hrs, and that would be it.

    Last time I went to Sizzlers was about '97..... and even then I didn't get
    my moneys worth.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    On the seventh day God rested.
    But on the 8th day the Gates of Hell were opened
    and God brought forth the Airborne Infantry.
    And the Devil stood at attention.

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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:11:46 -0700, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Dave Smith wrote:
    > >
    > > I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on the
    > > people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother to her

    >
    > That's why I don't like buffets. I always feel
    > that I'm subsidizing other people.


    That's certainly part of it. At the end of a buffet meal, I may be
    full but I'm not satisfied. For the same price I could have gotten a
    very satisfying "sit down and be served" meal elsewhere.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  15. #15
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Dan Abel wrote:
    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > <4c35f5c0$0$22134$[email protected]>
    >
    > "but my niece likes to eat a lot and told us about
    > the "Buffet of Buffets."
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >
    > Not something I'd do, but for those that like large quantities of food
    > it might be a good deal."
    >

    OMG! What a bad idea. For me, anyway. No way I would get near that.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

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    On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:05:36 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >You do have a valid point. I very rarely eat at buffets as I find
    >that most do not serve particularly good food. However, on occasion
    >I have seen some people working on plateful 7 or 8, each one piled to
    >the point of food falling off, while I'm just finishing my 2nd and
    >final plate.


    Bill will *never* *ever* eat at buffets. He said that after 4 years in
    the Marines, he was never standing in line for food again. Personally,
    I've never liked buffets or cafeterias. Who wants food that's been
    sitting around for god knows how long in a steamer tray?

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 08 Jul 2010 06:46:54p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...

    > On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:05:36 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>You do have a valid point. I very rarely eat at buffets as I find
    >>that most do not serve particularly good food. However, on
    >>occasion I have seen some people working on plateful 7 or 8, each
    >>one piled to the point of food falling off, while I'm just
    >>finishing my 2nd and final plate.

    >
    > Bill will *never* *ever* eat at buffets. He said that after 4
    > years in the Marines, he was never standing in line for food
    > again. Personally, I've never liked buffets or cafeterias. Who
    > wants food that's been sitting around for god knows how long in a
    > steamer tray?
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >


    I do like a good cafeteria, but these days they are practically
    nonexistent. At one time there was one in Cleveland that had several
    of its recipes published in Gourmet.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  18. #18
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Dan Abel wrote:
    > For Dave Smith, I couldn't help but think of your Big Niece when I read
    > this. Taken from a local food group, but about Las Vegas:
    >
    > For $35 you get to eat at seven buffets at various Harrah's properties
    > as often as you want for a 24 hour period. So if you had a late dinner
    > one night and an early dinner the next night, you could get four buffet
    > meals, including two dinners, for $35. None of the buffets are the
    > high-end buffets, it's basically all the mediocre food you can eat in 24
    > hours for a reasonably low price.
    >
    > "http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/faq.html"
    >



    Sounds remarkably tacky. And wait, from the website:

    >If I have an all-inclusive citywide buffet pass, can I skip the lines
    >to enter the buffet?


    >No. Only VIPs and customers who have purchased express line passes
    >(where available) are able to enter through our VIP entrances.



    Evidently you can buy a pass to let you skip ahead in line?
    Yet another reason to hate Las Vegas (as if I needed more!)

    gloria p


  19. #19
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >> I am not sure it's fair, considering that they make up for it on the
    >> people who eat reasonable amounts. I used to take my mother to her

    >
    > That's why I don't like buffets. I always feel
    > that I'm subsidizing other people.




    I don't like them because after only a few people have served themselves
    the food looks messy and nasty.

    gloria p

  20. #20
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: For the Big Niece

    Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

    > Bill will *never* *ever* eat at buffets. He said that after 4 years in
    > the Marines, he was never standing in line for food again. Personally,
    > I've never liked buffets or cafeterias. Who wants food that's been
    > sitting around for god knows how long in a steamer tray?
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    >



    The only buffet I have ever thought worth waiting for was at lunch
    at Bluebeard's Castle in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands circa 1964.
    The presentation of tropical fruit, salads, and seafoods was stunning
    and it tasted as good as it looked.

    Sitting under the umbrellas with a frosty rum drink on the terrace, high
    on the hill overlooking the harbor, added to the ambiance.

    gloria p

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