Ayecarumba
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February 18th, 2017 at 12:58:59 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

…All Stations buffet meat is subpar…


Note that Main Street Station is a Boyd property, and not part of the Stations family of casinos. Probably why it is good.

Many moons ago (Slots-a-Fun still had craps) I ate at tbe Circus Circus buffet, and they had this "meat" that I assume was supposed to be "beef", but it was a shade of grey, and tough as a 4-ply radial. How do you make meat grey?
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February 18th, 2017 at 1:15:40 PM permalink
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I second the motion. In our last trip Oct 2016, the main breakfast feature for us was to watch "Mainstreet Manny" (don't know if that's his moniker, but it's fitting) taking as many as 6 a la carte orders at the same time. This may be one of the few buffets in Las Vegas offering live entertainment - even a 15-min wait seems like 2 minutes, with Manny's entertaining non-stop bantering - he can talk to 6 different people and remember the ingredients for 6 different omelets!



In college, the pasta & omelette station had a guy like that. Pretty sure he was on meth most of the time.
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February 18th, 2017 at 1:27:14 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Many moons ago (Slots-a-Fun still had craps) I ate at tbe Circus Circus buffet, and they had this "meat" that I assume was supposed to be "beef", but it was a shade of grey, and tough as a 4-ply radial. How do you make meat grey?

Well, you mentioned Slots-a-Fun and then complained about the food at the associated property. It reminded me that when I posted my Slots-a-Fun chip in the Casino Chip of the Day thread, I got a reply post from DJTeddyBear that seems relevant to this thread. In describing his visit to Slots-a-Fun, he said:

Quote: DJTeddyBear

I also crossed something off my bucket list that day. I had a 99¢ foot-long hot dog. Word to the wise: It was overpriced.

FleaStiff
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February 18th, 2017 at 4:18:16 PM permalink
When you are "on your uppers" you do that 99 cent hot dog with all the onions you can to kill the taste and it carries you the rest of the day until your ship comes in or you realize it ain't gonna come in and you hitch your way home.

That post must have been some time ago, though.
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February 18th, 2017 at 4:34:55 PM permalink
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That post must have been some time ago, though.


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February 18th, 2017 at 8:14:13 PM permalink
The worst buffet in Vegas is Arizona Charlie's (Decatur) and about that there can be no debate.
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February 18th, 2017 at 8:28:45 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The worst buffet in Vegas is Arizona Charlie's (Decatur) and about that there can be no debate.

Is you comment based upon visits to that buffet that were PRIOR to the Dec 10, 2016 heavily touted complete overhaul??? If so, you might want to revisit and see if your opinion has changed. I do realize that physical remodeling and name changes do not necessarilly change the food quality but I also believe that new personnel and a new emphasis are also involved.

So I would suggest a few of our members who find themselves conveniently located to Arizona Charlies Decatur plan a visit and report back to us if the much touted changes are factual or imaginary.

On Edit: Er, uh... Dec 10, 2016 2015. (Never trust FleaStiff).
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February 18th, 2017 at 9:32:54 PM permalink
Worst buffet in LV IMO was the old IP buffet, and it was kinda expensive. Why would anyone pay for that when Harrahs is right next door for same price? The Palace buffet was bad, but it's cheap. It's not at all on the same level at Red Rock's or GVR.

To people bashing White Castle: it's an acquired taste apparently. Those burgers aren't supposed to be gourmet. If you like the WC from your grocer's freezer, the live version on the Strip is fantastic fresh WC burgers for a change. I love 'em! You can't compare them to steakhouse burgers, or even McDonalds. White Castle is it's own category, and there's a good reason they've been in business continuously since 1921, that's more than 30 years longer than McDonalds.
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February 19th, 2017 at 12:17:46 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Worst buffet in LV IMO was the old IP buffet, and it was kinda expensive. Why would anyone pay for that when Harrahs is right next door for same price? The Palace buffet was bad, but it's cheap. It's not at all on the same level at Red Rock's or GVR.

To people bashing White Castle: it's an acquired taste apparently. Those burgers aren't supposed to be gourmet. If you like the WC from your grocer's freezer, the live version on the Strip is fantastic fresh WC burgers for a change. I love 'em! You can't compare them to steakhouse burgers, or even McDonalds. White Castle is it's own category, and there's a good reason they've been in business continuously since 1921, that's more than 30 years longer than McDonalds.



The WC frozen burgers I infrequently purchase at 711 are edible.

The ones that are "fresh" at a brick & mortar WC are nasty.

Never had one at a WC.....never been to one (I might be 86'd, I'm not actually sure). Don't care if I'm ignorant or arrogant or whatever the word is. WC is bad news bears, and that's that!



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February 19th, 2017 at 3:22:23 AM permalink
I think the original White Castle burgers were steamed and the allure was the aroma particularly of onions and the salty taste of the burgers.

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