EvenBob
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May 6th, 2020 at 9:09:38 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

My wife is the same. She can't believe buffets even exist.



I can't usually find one thing
at a buffet that isn't overcooked
and dried out. The roast beef,
pork chops, fish, have the life
cooked out of them. If there
is a rare beef it's such a poor
cut it's tough as leather. 90%
of buffet food is carbs, because
it's cheap. Potatoes, beans of
every kind, pasta dishes, pizza,
sweet potatoes, stuffing, on
and on. Even the fried chicken
is dry and tough. People don't
notice because the cooking
at home is so god awful the
buffet food looks gourmet.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
rxwine
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May 7th, 2020 at 6:32:17 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

My wife is the same. She can't believe buffets even exist.



Although they opened a self serve salad bar in my local grocery store, it isn't monitored directly by anyone. I've seen everyone from nicely dressed people to panhandlers picking food out with their fingers.

Of course, it's shut down now anyway.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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May 7th, 2020 at 9:20:36 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I can't usually find one thing
at a buffet that isn't overcooked
and dried out. The roast beef,
pork chops, fish, have the life
cooked out of them. If there
is a rare beef it's such a poor
cut it's tough as leather. 90%
of buffet food is carbs, because
it's cheap. Potatoes, beans of
every kind, pasta dishes, pizza,
sweet potatoes, stuffing, on
and on. Even the fried chicken
is dry and tough. People don't
notice because the cooking
at home is so god awful the
buffet food looks gourmet.




Check the fresh fruit and salad items - they are cooked to perfection. And, how dare you criticize a buffet - they are letting you steal ALL YOU CAN EAT!
standbymyman
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May 7th, 2020 at 9:38:26 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

You do realize Snickers aren't sold
in produce so you can't put them
on the scale. Of course you don't
know that, obviously.. Have you
ever been in a real grocery store?



Can't you just throw a few dozen snickers in with your pilfered avocados?
EvenBob
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May 7th, 2020 at 10:31:27 AM permalink
Quote: standbymyman

Check the fresh fruit and salad items -



Knew a guy 20 years ago who
worked for the health dept. He
said avoid salad bars like the
plague, because they are the
plague. They would test buffet
food for bacteria and most of
it was at the salad bar. Heat
kills bacteria, that's why buffets
overcook everything.

In the late 80's Wendy's offered
a salad bar. I would stop when
I was driving cab and have a
big salad. It only took 2 times
of getting explosive Hershey
squirts 30 min later that cured
me from ever eating at Wendy's
again.
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ThatDonGuy
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May 7th, 2020 at 7:09:52 PM permalink
Not exactly a grocery store, but I did make a Costco run, about 3:30 PM on a Thursday. Pretty much the only things missing were, you guessed it, toilet paper and paper towels.
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May 8th, 2020 at 8:11:41 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Knew a guy 20 years ago who
worked for the health dept. He
said avoid salad bars like the
plague, because they are the
plague. They would test buffet
food for bacteria and most of
it was at the salad bar. Heat
kills bacteria, that's why buffets
overcook everything.

In the late 80's Wendy's offered
a salad bar. I would stop when
I was driving cab and have a
big salad. It only took 2 times
of getting explosive Hershey
squirts 30 min later that cured
me from ever eating at Wendy's
again.




So, not counting the Walmart avocado giveaway, have any of your experts ever had anything good to say about a company?
EvenBob
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May 8th, 2020 at 8:57:57 AM permalink
Quote: standbymyman

So, not counting the Walmart avocado giveaway, have any of your experts ever had anything good to say about a company?



Oops. That's one too many for you,
bucko. (squinting at the screen
looking for the block feature)
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standbymyman
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May 11th, 2020 at 8:11:27 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Oops. That's one too many for you,
bucko. (squinting at the screen
looking for the block feature)




It's at the top of each page.
SOOPOO
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May 11th, 2020 at 12:05:23 PM permalink
Wegmans yesterday. Best I could tell fully stocked. Meat section overflowing. No shortage here.

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