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Old 05-02-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Rain, you should buy some grill plates (Pfalzgraff is one brand). My DH has the same idiosyncracy about his food touching and he LOVES these plates which have separate segments. I got a bunch of them on ebay.

My SIL always mixes potatoes and corn together.
My grandson is the same way! He doesn't like his food to touch. He says one "contaminates" the other. Geeeeeezzz! Anyway, the compartment plates are exactly what we came up with for him to use. They're perfect for him and I don't mistakenly plate up his food and have the edges "touch". We purchased the paper compartment plates from the grocery story. The total size of the plate is about comparable to a regular size serving plate. Works for us!
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Oh, they taste-osity of Chinese Buffet....Yummo. But they usually throw that MSG in it....yuck, I think I am allergic, feel hot and sweaty after I eat the stuff.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I love buffets as long as people aren't going back for seconds with their "used" plates! I am remembering back in the older days that is what people did. Thank goodness someone came up with the idea of making sure cleans ones were available!
I won't eat at public suppers though!

You don't have a clue. Buffets are the nastiest places to eat of all restaurants.

busta
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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You don't have a clue. Buffets are the nastiest places to eat of all restaurants.

busta
It all tastes like food.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I tend not to like buffets, the food is usually in my experience sub-par and tasteless or fatty but there are exceptions. I had a fantastic seafood buffet at the Bellagio in Vegas ( the only good thing about the city IMO), quality was high and the non seafood items were varied and different from the norm .

Best buffet though for me is the one on the Ferry to the UK from France on Brittany Ferries. I know it sounds an unlikely place but the selection is of the highest quality and freshness ( all the seafood is landed by the local fishermen pretty much as the ferry is being loaded) , well presented and the cost to me really excellent value.

Their Langoustines, King Prawns and Crabs are fabulous ( all served with perfect , moreish home made mayonnaise of course) , they also have fab smoked salmon,great charcuterie, lovely salads , the best selections of artisan cheeses and breads and an astonishing array of wonderful petits fours, delicious desserts, patisseries cakes etc... Just lovely and it always helps us end our holidays on a high note. I admit though that I tend to limit my gluttony to the seafood which is my weakness.

On the whole though I do find buffets nasty and a waste. There is only so much food I can eat and I find buffets encourage people to just scoff and pile up their plates without really thinking whether they actually really want it. It encourages gluttony and waste . Normal restaurants cater to my tastes better. A normal size portion of something I actually really, really want.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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I love buffets! American and Chinese.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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I like buffets as long as the food is good. Chinese lunch buffets are usually pretty good. But I do have to put out of my mind the Las Vegas buffet scene from Vacation, the movie:


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Old 05-03-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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There's a place by me I am fond of called Minado (Japanese/sushi). It's $18 for lunch, but the food is of quite a high quality (both sushi and cooked) and the diners are both civil and tend not to waste. I guess the clientèle (40-60% Japanese; can afford $18+) are of a higher calibre.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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There's a place by me I am fond of called Minado (Japanese/sushi). It's $18 for lunch, but the food is of quite a high quality (both sushi and cooked) and the diners are both civil and tend not to waste. I guess the clientèle (40-60% Japanese; can afford $18+) are of a higher calibre.

Yikes, raw fish.......aren't you afraid of worms????? I love Japanese food......but it is so light....I would probably **** off the manager/owner before I was done eating.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I appreciate salad bars and buffets for the variety, but I really only enjoy them if the food is frequently replenished with fresh. I love Sweet Tomatoes for this; since most of their stuff is veggie/veggie heavy, versus plates of roasted meat, etc., it's not such an issue with it drying out under the lights, etc. I steer clear of ones that don't look tidy and clean, as well. I like the chance to try different things without committing to a large portion of it.

It never occurred to me to gawk at other diners and keep a mental log of the number of times they go back for more so I could critique them, though. Why do I care what other people eat/how much they eat, and judge them?
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