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Thanksgiving Buffet


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We’re at Harrah’s Casino in Lake Tahoe “enjoying” their Thanksgiving Day buffet. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I don’t like buffets. $30 a person for crappy, bland food.

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18 responses to “Thanksgiving Buffet

  1. sknicholls November 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    It was a stunning view, no?

  2. John Callaghan December 1, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    We used to have a Chinese buffet place in Edmonton called Foody Goody. But it got shut down for health violations.

    • kingmidget December 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      You’re here. No spam filter. One of the issues I have with buffets is wondering how long the food has been out. To be honest, I think chinese food buffets are probably the worst. Something about how the food is prepared doesn’t leave it looking very good after a few minutes of sitting there.

      • John Callaghan December 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        Cool. Yeah, my problem is if I’m hungry I’ll too much of just anything that isn’t good for me.

      • John Callaghan December 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

        The akismet guys did respond to my inquiry and are looking into it. I still can’t rule out witchcraft.

      • JunkChuck December 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

        The trick of the chinese buffet is timing–never go at 3pm when the parking lot is empty, but if ti’s crowded….but even so, anything with that much salt isn’t going to go bad. Ever. I grew up poor and my mom’s best entrees tasted like they’d been on the buffet line for days…I literally thought roast beef was supposed to be gray until I was about 24 years old. A full 95% of her meals began with the phrase “First, brown a pound of ground beef in a pan..” which could be a poem in the right hands.

        First brown A pound
        Of ground Beef
        In a skillit–
        add flavor packet
        And a cup of water;
        Slir slowly until
        Thickened
        Then Serve.

      • kingmidget December 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

        See, I thought the secret to going to a Chinese buffet is to not go. My mom was a slightly better cook. I didn’t find out until after I moved out that she didn’t like to cook. Generally, we had the same set of meals on rotation almost every week. Chicken, prepared the same way week after week for years. White trash tacos. Spaghetti. Cold, sliced ham. Macaroni and Cheese (nothing more than the macaroni and cheddar cheese). She did mix things up a bit and generally didn’t make things out of a box or an envelope, except for the white trash tacos, which utilized one of those incredible flavor packets.

  3. Amy Reese December 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    At least it’s Lake Tahoe! Those aren’t bad gigs.

  4. JunkChuck December 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

    When I initially hit this page I thought you were putting up some braggy foodie shot of your awesome meal, and I was already getting ready to taunt you with a “what a bullshit thanksgiving dinner!” tease–I figured you’d get a grin from it. But man, that’s some spartan living–I’ve re-hydrated better looking plates out of a foil bag. Hope you won big on the slots.

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