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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Buffets??

    Like 'em or hate 'em?

    They always give me gas.

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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.


    Try to get you're money's worth do you?


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    Dimitri

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    aem Guest

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    On Oct 28, 8:37 am, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.


    There's more than one kind. For example, I've enjoyed a buffet at a
    nice large hotel hosting a business conference. They can do a buffet
    as a way of efficiently offering a wide array of good food to a large
    group of people. The buffet will be adequately staffed to respond to
    people's needs and the food will be well presented and replenished as
    needed. Roasts and hams will be carved to order.

    And I've liked breakfast buffets at resort hotels with a variety of
    things laid out, toasters at the ready, and eggs-to-order stations.

    The inexpensive, all you can eat, quantity vs. quality type buffets
    have never tempted us. -aem

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

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    "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.



    I have come to the conclusion that they are not all they are cracked up to
    be. You never eat enough to make it 'worth your while' and if you attempted
    to, whatever you had planned for the next couple of hours is compromised
    because you are too bloated/sick/uncomfortable to enjoy it.... Besides, look
    around at the majority of the other patrons....no usually the most sanitary
    bunch and then look at yourself.....do you want to eat what these people
    have been handling? sneezing over? talking and spitting out food over? (the
    ones who eat while they are loading the plate and continue to talk to their
    friends the whold while spewing half chewed food).... Most of the items are
    loss leaders, meaning that they were dirt cheap to make in order to get you
    to pig out on them with way too little of 'quality' items....'ummmm, we'll
    put out more roast pig in a hour or so...' in order to meet the profit
    margin.

    Buffets, thanks but no thanks. Now to beg the question a bit further? Your
    worst buffet experience? I have one, but I want to see what others post
    before I say and put people off their feedbags for an hour or so.
    -ginny



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    PickyJaz Guest

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    On Oct 28, 9:37*am, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.

    I live an hour's drive away from medical appointments and any special
    shopping, so a girlfriend and I usually a good part of one whole day
    for trips there (Palm Springs area). She is severely diabetic and has
    to eat far more regularly than do I, and most trips we choose to have
    lunch or dinner at either Hometown Buffet or Sizzler's. This choice
    is made so that each of us can pick and choose whatever we care to.
    If you are referring to places that may be the all-you-can-eat sort,
    it seems that whatever particular servings you choose to eat is what
    is giving you a gastric problem, though certainly not every dish that
    may be offered. Choose differently or try Beano or most any quite
    small, generic, common acid reduction tablet before you eat?
    ....Picky

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    Food Snob® Guest

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    On Oct 28, 11:37*am, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.


    The last really nice buffet I went to was at the Hotel IC in Chicago.
    It was breakfast. When you're out of town, you have to eat out, and at
    about $20, this was far better than paying $7-10 for one plate of
    breakfast-type foods.

    Lots of fresh berries were involved.

    --Bryan

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Food Snob® wrote:

    > The last really nice buffet I went to was at the Hotel IC in Chicago.
    > It was breakfast. When you're out of town, you have to eat out, and at
    > about $20, this was far better than paying $7-10 for one plate of
    > breakfast-type foods.
    >
    > Lots of fresh berries were involved.



    Breakfast buffets can be pretty good. They had great ones in hotels in
    Europe. The best were in Denmark and in Bavaria. They had a great
    selection of high quality mets, cheeses, cold cuts breads rolls and
    pastries. The worst have been in Canada and the US. I am not a big
    breakfast person, so all-you-can-eat craps is not a good deal for me,
    but if there is a good selection of good food I can enjoy a good feed of
    it.

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    Old Harley Rider Guest

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    Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >>
    >> They always give me gas.

    >
    > Try to get you're money's worth do you?
    >
    >

    Rule of thumb:

    Good Food is never too expensive.

    Bad Food is always too expensive.

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    poop on toast Guest

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    On Oct 28, 12:29*pm, PickyJaz <Picky...@msn.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 28, 9:37*am, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:> Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > > They always give me gas.

    >
    > I live an hour's drive away from medical appointments and any special
    > shopping, so a girlfriend and I usually a good part of one whole day
    > for trips there (Palm Springs area). *She is severely diabetic and has
    > to eat far more regularly than do I, and most trips we choose to have
    > lunch or dinner at either Hometown Buffet or Sizzler's. *This choice
    > is made so that each of us can pick and choose whatever we care to.
    > If you are referring to places that may be the all-you-can-eat sort,
    > it seems that whatever particular servings you choose to eat is what
    > is giving you a gastric problem, though certainly not every dish that
    > may be offered. *Choose differently or try Beano or most any quite
    > small, generic, common acid reduction tablet before you eat?
    > ...Picky


    LOL......did your hair ruffle when that flew over your head?

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "Chemo the Clown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    > >
    > > They always give me gas.

    >
    > Try to get you're money's worth do you?


    That's why I don't eat at buffets, unless
    someone else is paying for it. I figure
    the fat people are being subsidized by the
    thin, so I'm getting the worse end of the
    deal.

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    gloria.p Guest

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    aem wrote:
    >
    > There's more than one kind. For example, I've enjoyed a buffet at a
    > nice large hotel hosting a business conference. They can do a buffet
    > as a way of efficiently offering a wide array of good food to a large
    > group of people. The buffet will be adequately staffed to respond to
    > people's needs and the food will be well presented and replenished as
    > needed. Roasts and hams will be carved to order.
    >
    > And I've liked breakfast buffets at resort hotels with a variety of
    > things laid out, toasters at the ready, and eggs-to-order stations.
    >
    > The inexpensive, all you can eat, quantity vs. quality type buffets
    > have never tempted us. -aem



    Agreed. Too many buffets look like someone has been in a food
    fight after just a few people have gone through the line.

    I'd rather see a lot less quantity of food, replenished more often.

    The most gorgeous buffet I have ever seen (and the tastiest) was
    lunch at Bluebeard's Castle in ST. Thomas, V.I. in about 1964.
    Among all the "required" stuff, the fruit was incredibly good and
    arranged like art.

    gloria p

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    [email protected] Guest

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    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?


    Not a big fan. I'll do an Asian buffet for lunch once in a blue moon
    maybe, but breakfast or dinner buffets are never a good deal and
    hold no appeal. I'll go if I'm with a group and that's where they
    want to go, but to me it's usually more expensive than a decent local
    restaurant where you get served. I've been to buffets with good
    food and selection, especially for things like receptions and large
    functions, but the commercial all-you-can-eat type restaurants where
    I'm paying for it do no give me my money's worth because I don't eat
    like a teenager any more.

    > They always give me gas.


    Sounds like a personal problem to me.

    Bill Ranck
    Blacksburg, Va.

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <4ae87ed8$0$12010$[email protected]>,
    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Buffets, thanks but no thanks. Now to beg the question a bit further? Your
    > worst buffet experience? I have one, but I want to see what others post
    > before I say and put people off their feedbags for an hour or so.


    There has only been one brunch buffet that was every worth it for us.
    It was excellent food, great selection, food was fresh and well
    presented. It also cost quite a bit. We did it once a year for
    Mother's Day. Then the restaurant closed.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    gloria.p Guest

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    Virginia Tadrzynski wrote:

    > Buffets, thanks but no thanks. Now to beg the question a bit further? Your
    > worst buffet experience? I have one, but I want to see what others post
    > before I say and put people off their feedbags for an hour or so.
    > -ginny
    >
    >




    My late step-father-in-law (a poster child for growing up in the
    Depression) adored buffets, particularly one close to their home,
    Country Buffet.

    We used to argue with him about how unhealthy the food was:
    ("John, it's nothing but sugar, salt, and grease!") but he was
    unconvinced. When we were visiting once he insisted on going
    there. He raved about the French Onion Soup so I served myself a
    cup of it. I watched it on the table as the fat rose to the
    surface. By the time it was through rising, the cup contained
    1/3 broth and onions on the bottom and 2/3 fat on top.

    I think I ate only fruit salad on that occasion.

    gloria p

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    itsjoannotjoann Guest

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    On Oct 28, 11:37*am, Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.
    >
    >

    There are excellent ones and then there are those that are nothing but
    pig troughs. Unfortunately, you'll have to do the searching yourself.

    And like others who have already posted, the gas problem seems to be a
    personal problem and what you are choosing to eat on those buffets.
    Perhaps it's over indulgence of too many selections?

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:

    > Not a big fan. I'll do an Asian buffet for lunch once in a blue moon
    > maybe, but breakfast or dinner buffets are never a good deal and
    > hold no appeal.



    I mentioned the European hotel breakfast buffets that were often
    wonderful. While they were a little pricey, there was a wide variety of
    really good food. It was way more that I should pay for the type of
    breakfast I usually eat.... cereal and coffee... but I got my money's
    worth and had enough good food to keep me going through to dinner.

    They had wonderful cheeses, cold cuts, first class pastries and breads
    along with eggs, bacon ham, fresh fruit and all sorts of other things,
    all great.

    OTOH... there are the North American buffets, which in my experience,
    are a meagre assortment of cheap rolls or buns, bargain basement
    croissants, plastic cheddar cheese and cold cuts, toaster waffles an
    cheap syrup. I don't have alot of experience with them here because
    those I have been to were se disappointing that I don't bother with them
    here.

    The all time worst breakfast buffet was at a Mexican place in Longmont
    Colorado. All you can eat for $9.99....mushy fruit, cheap waffles and
    syrup, fruit flavoured yogurt, ice cream. Yech.



    I'll go if I'm with a group and that's where they
    > want to go, but to me it's usually more expensive than a decent local
    > restaurant where you get served. I've been to buffets with good
    > food and selection, especially for things like receptions and large
    > functions, but the commercial all-you-can-eat type restaurants where
    > I'm paying for it do no give me my money's worth because I don't eat
    > like a teenager any more.
    >
    >> They always give me gas.

    >
    > Sounds like a personal problem to me.
    >
    > Bill Ranck
    > Blacksburg, Va.


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    Becca Guest

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    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.
    >


    It depends. My favorite is the buffet at the Rio in Las Vegas. The
    last time I was there, all I ate was sushi and dessert.


    Becca

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    George Leppla Guest

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    One of the all time best buffets I was ever at was a Thanksgiving Buffet
    at Pusser's in Annapolis. http://www.pussers.com/outposts/annapolis It
    is part of the Marriott hotel on the downtown dock.

    Had a relative who lived in Annapolis who didn't like to travel.. or
    cook, so we had Thanksgiving Day dinner there a couple of times. It was
    pricey, but they went all out for the holiday spread and every dish I
    tried was excellent.

    George L

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    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:37:22 -0700 (PDT), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    >They always give me gas.


    Hate them. To many fingers involved.

    Lou

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Like 'em or hate 'em?
    >
    > They always give me gas.


    I imagine it depends on what you eat. ;-)
    I love a _good_ chinese buffet and am blessed with one locally.

    NEVER gives me gas, but I don't stuff myself to where I can barely walk
    either! <g>

    Quality dear! Quality, not quantity!!!
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