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partyboy
26th March 09, 11:27 AM
The title says it all...

They come in all shapes and sizes and are probably one of the leading contributions to orca-fatness in today's society but goddamn if we all don't love a good pig out once in a while.


My go-to restaurant is a small Brazilian joint that offers about 15 different dishes including various salads, meats, cheesey rolls, etc. This isn't one of those fancy steakhouse-type Brazilian joints. They don't have someone sitting next to a grill ready to cut you a big slice of meat, but they do have awesome things like guarana and fresh-squeezed OJ (they squeeze it in front of you). The entire staff is Brazilian, including the cute waitresses. And the best part is that it's only $8!

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so... which is it for all of you? chinese? BBQ? that salad buffet down the street?

Kein Haar
26th March 09, 12:34 PM
Las Vegas buffets...sweet mother of pearl...

Yours looks damn good too!

8 dollars is a steal.

Neildo
26th March 09, 12:43 PM
the only buffet i like is the one prepared for a Philippine house party by old Philippine ladies.

Kein Haar
26th March 09, 12:57 PM
me too. I changed my mind.

P.s. invite me to one plz thnx.

Spade: The Real Snake
26th March 09, 01:38 PM
I don't groove on trough dining.

Robot Jesus
26th March 09, 02:41 PM
you would if you smoked more pot.

Spade: The Real Snake
26th March 09, 02:46 PM
I guess that's two wise choices I have made in my life.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
26th March 09, 02:46 PM
i still hate buffets no matter how faded i am. but here in america all the portions are already so oversized that the cost works out the same and you fill up anyway on much better food.

Robot Jesus
26th March 09, 02:53 PM
in china town in Calgary we have incredible chinese buffets. One of the most expensive/ enjoyable things one can do is starve yourself for a day, get baked and head down to the regency palace. the food is good and actualy fresh.

Spade: The Real Snake
26th March 09, 03:00 PM
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/fox-and-friends-yall-too-fat/19502408/?icid=VIDURVNWS11

Steve
26th March 09, 03:29 PM
This^.

partyboy
26th March 09, 03:57 PM
...then make a parody thread with the correct spelling

Harpy
26th March 09, 07:27 PM
The closest I have gotten to anything resembling a buffet is yum cha at 'Bodhi in the Park' in Sydney. It is an Asian vegan restaurant, freshly prepared perfect sized portions, pricey but worth it. Their vegan desserts are heaven.

Location is wonderful too, just tucked between St Mary's cathedral and Hyde park.

Robot Jesus
27th March 09, 12:28 AM
how is that anything like a buffet

Harpy
27th March 09, 06:17 AM
Mmmm, well I was hungry when I was replying and could only think of my favourite restaurant.

Now, please continue this thread about getting baked/paying low prices for a smorgasboard/where to find it.

Truculent Sheep
27th March 09, 08:59 AM
There's a really good vegetarian Thai buffet in Soho, London. If any of you lot manifest yourselves in the UK, please do drop me a line and I'll show you where it is.

partyboy
27th March 09, 09:40 AM
There's a really good vegetarian Thai buffet in Soho, London. If any of you lot manifest yourselves in the UK, please do drop me a line and I'll show you where it is.


I'll be there next month... and the month after.

drop me a PM if you can spare the time

Kein Haar
27th March 09, 09:47 AM
Neildo, wtf.

Where is the next one of these philipino buffets??

Neildo
27th March 09, 10:52 AM
you gotta know the right people. i bet that right now somewhere a filipino family is preparing a feast for a party, tonight. they don't need an excuse to party.

i only have longganisa in my fridge so it's not much of a buffet. gotta do up some some barbeque, arascaldo, pancit, lumpia, lechon, and some chicken adobo. i was never a big fan of how filipinos prepare fish, but bangus and tilapia are pretty good. i had some blue marlin at a party in Lucban that was pretty much the best fish i've ever eaten. I don't know if you can even get that here.

Zendetta
27th March 09, 03:39 PM
sweet jeebus lumpia and pancit are awesome.

Fuck this I'm gonna go get some lunch...

Kein Haar
27th March 09, 03:50 PM
Well, introduce me around you fucking chink!

I gotta feed the machine, and get my smoke on with some fine yellow sistas!

Zendetta
27th March 09, 04:59 PM
Dude, Hein, they're called "Flips". Show some sensitivity!

Kein Haar
27th March 09, 05:02 PM
Foot meet mouth.

::sheepish::

Zendetta
27th March 09, 05:11 PM
Its all good. If you'd live in the Bay Area as long as I have, you'd be more politically correct.

(Big Cop funeral out here today - PoPo came from far away places to attend)

Spade: The Real Snake
27th March 09, 05:15 PM
Its all good. If you'd live in the Bay Area as long as I have, you'd be more politically correct.
They vaccinate this into you upon entry.


(Big Cop funeral out here today - PoPo came from far away places to attend)
maybe they can all hang around and rattle some sabres.

Zendetta
27th March 09, 05:18 PM
They vaccinate this into you upon entry.

True. I must have an allergy.

HappyOldGuy
27th March 09, 08:09 PM
maybe they can all hang around and rattle some sabres.

Apparently they felt like showing the flag to the suburbanites. Commute today was a huge bitch for alot of my coworkers.

It's what they get for living in the burbs.


Speaking of living in the east bay, this place sets out a decent buffet spread.

http://www.bacheesos.net/Buffet.htm

Sun Wukong
27th March 09, 08:12 PM
The only buffet's I like are the ones with the most old people. For some reason, the elderly always know how to pick them.

Chinese buffet's are strictly low rent in my opinion.

Equipoise
27th March 09, 08:24 PM
We have the Brazilian steak houses here as well, but they're not 8 $. They're about 60$ per person for dinner, but they're top notch and very high class. The one I enjoy going to is Fogo de Chao on South Beach. It's not really a buffet though. Oddly enough they don't offer Coupim, or Coracao de Frango, but the food is fantastic. Nothing beats rare Picanha com uma Capirinha.

billy sol hurok
28th March 09, 07:37 AM
Brazilian buffets in my neck of the woods tend to be "por kilo," a much healthier paradigm than flat-fee-for-all-you-can-cram-in-your-piehole.

But Indian buffets are my favorite. I love the food, and like having a variety (which would be greatly reduced when ordering a la carte, even more so when accommodating my veggie wife by ordering stuff we can share). Besides which, it's generally much healthier food than your standard chinese/old fart buffet.

Haven't been to this one (http://jacksondiner.com/) in a long time, but for those of you in NYC (or flying into/out of La Guardia), it is the joint.

Cullion
28th March 09, 07:58 AM
I'll be there next month... and the month after.

drop me a PM if you can spare the time

You're going to be in the UK?

I forsee beer in your near future.

Cullion
28th March 09, 08:01 AM
If you like Indian food Sikh temples often give away free food on Thursdays btw.
In Leicester, where my parents live, a lot of the college students fill up once a week that way. It's a form of religious charitable work where nobody has to justify why they want free food. It's just 'you're hungry? eat on us this Thursday. Hope you like chicken samosas!'

Ka-Bar
28th March 09, 01:44 PM
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MEGA JESUS-SAMA
28th March 09, 01:49 PM
Oddly enough they don't offer Coupim, or Coracao de Frango, but the food is fantastic. Nothing beats rare Picanha com uma Capirinha.

did you just cast a spell

Robot Jesus
28th March 09, 05:16 PM
the basilian reastaruant by where I live is all you can eat table service. It's definatly the best way to do all you can eat. the sever walk around with meat on a spit and you get as much as you want. but they never load up your plate unless your a douche and insit they do. you get a seady stream of food but your never suffing yourself. If i remember correctly they have 34 different dishes on sticks.

Toby Christensen
28th March 09, 06:32 PM
The "Yum Cha Forum" in Brisbane.
Plus the Norfolk Islanders do a great buffet AND have a family called Buffet.

Toby Christensen
28th March 09, 06:33 PM
Hangi is good too, apparently. It takes 4 hours to prepare though :-(

Robot Jesus
28th March 09, 07:16 PM
Hangi is good too, apparently. It takes 4 hours to prepare though :-(
as long as thoes ar'nt four active hours it dosent sound so bad

Toby Christensen
28th March 09, 07:22 PM
I meant it takes four hours for it to cook in the bark oven.

Equipoise
28th March 09, 08:38 PM
did you just cast a spell

"Magic Missile."

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
28th March 09, 10:51 PM
is that a come on? ;)

Robot Jesus
29th March 09, 12:47 AM
GRASPING HANDS OF BIGSBY

Toby Christensen
29th March 09, 01:43 AM
Um, the hand was meant to RESTRAIN people, not FONDLE them.

socratic
15th April 09, 08:26 AM
Yum Cha doesn't count unless they aren't charging you properly. We're talking 'pay for a plate, go to the buffet, fill it up, repeat until full' buffet, aren't we? Most of those have dried up around my parts, to be replaced with 'pay for a container, which is then filled once'. At my Uni there's an extra-tightassed Chinese place that charges per plate, but will charge more if you fill up your plate too much [so basically they've taken any of the awesomeness of the 'charge per plate' rule out] or if 50% of your dish isn't rice or something. Cheapskates.

Plasma
18th April 09, 03:40 PM
I spent a week in Boston last year and went here: http://www.minado.com/

The best sushi buffet I ever been too. Hand Rolls, special rolls, nigiri (with THICK pieces) and sashimi. And that was just the start. Think of the best sushi place you been to, now make it an all you can eat buffet for $28. I nearly exploded.

Cullion
18th April 09, 03:49 PM
We have an 'all you can eat' Brazilian barbecue in Oxford but I haven't tried it yet. It looks good through the window. There are a couple of chinese places doing that too. A lot of indian restaurants in the UK put on 'all you can eat' Sundays when they'd otherwise get little trade.

Some pubs that offer carvery just charge by the plate and you can stack it up with whatever you can fit on it with roast meat and veg.

Toby Christensen
19th April 09, 04:30 AM
Yum Cha doesn't count unless they aren't charging you properly. We're talking 'pay for a plate, go to the buffet, fill it up, repeat until full' buffet, aren't we? Most of those have dried up around my parts, to be replaced with 'pay for a container, which is then filled once'. At my Uni there's an extra-tightassed Chinese place that charges per plate, but will charge more if you fill up your plate too much [so basically they've taken any of the awesomeness of the 'charge per plate' rule out] or if 50% of your dish isn't rice or something. Cheapskates.

I must clarify:

The Yum Cha Forum in Brisbane specialises in it (as the name implies). Trolleys with wicker baskets are pushed around and the food is EXCELLENT. The waitresses range from hot little 20 somethings to polite old grannies.

JohnnyCache
19th April 09, 02:16 PM
There used to be a place across from the dorms where I went to college called "scoops"

it was run by an italian, a korean, and a chinese guy.

It had big bins of italian, korean, and chinese food that was all priced by the scoop - you just pointed and they crated up a big scoop of that particular food and added two bucks to your tab.

It was GREAT food. Like home-made quality. And the scoops were about half a pound for 1.92 (two dollars even with tax). I'd get ten bucks worth of kung-pow something and be good for days on end.

it went out of business because of spiteful rumors it containted cat. And misperceptions that it was an ice-cream place on one of the coldest campuses in the US.

Oddly enough assuring my classmates that it was not cat, because "if it was, you'd know" did not relax them (at least not around me)

Cullion
19th April 09, 02:31 PM
I still haven't tried korean food damnit. It looks just my kind of thing too.

Neildo
19th April 09, 02:45 PM
i'm not terribly fond of it, to be honest. fermented bean sprouts, kimchee, and fried eggs on rice just don't do it for me. short ribs fucking rock though.

Halfrican
19th April 09, 04:10 PM
A good laxative is just as effective as a buffet, and usually costs less too.

Ajamil
19th April 09, 04:32 PM
Where I worked, Govinda's, in Tucson. In PA it seems heretical to have actual vegetarian dishes on the menu (sure we have veggie stuff, there's chicken salad without the chicken, chicken pasta without the chicken, burgers without the burger....sheesh!) and I'm too lazy and un-needful of going out to eat that I don't know any around my new home save for (once again) where I work which is more of a slad bar than any actual buffet.

Toby Christensen
19th April 09, 07:43 PM
Where I worked, Govinda's, in Tucson. In PA it seems heretical to have actual vegetarian dishes on the menu (sure we have veggie stuff, there's chicken salad without the chicken, chicken pasta without the chicken, burgers without the burger....sheesh!) and I'm too lazy and un-needful of going out to eat that I don't know any around my new home save for (once again) where I work which is more of a slad bar than any actual buffet.

You're a Hare Krishna?

That explains why you're named after Krishna's best friend from the Gita.

I love Hare Krishna samosas. When I drank regularly I used to have them with a tally (long necked bottle of beer).

The kofti and puddings are good too.

Ajamil
19th April 09, 10:37 PM
I thought you knew that, and railed against us Krishnas being anti-disabled. I was butthurt over that for a while, but then - meh, our movement paradoxically draws the left-wing and right-wing nutties so no doubt there are anti-disabled Krishnas.

Anyway, ja, I am indeed a Hare Krishna - though had a self-hating falling out and stopped practicing many of the tenets espoused. Am now quietly waiting for my stint in Hell before I can go back to trying again...or until I'm old and fall back on the monastery.

Toby Christensen
20th April 09, 01:37 AM
In all my dealings with Hares one person knew what he was talking about and was studying to be a priest.

He knew the theology forwards backwards and sideways.

Didn't seem to know much about Indian culture itself though.

socratic
21st April 09, 05:08 AM
I must clarify:

The Yum Cha Forum in Brisbane specialises in it (as the name implies). Trolleys with wicker baskets are pushed around and the food is EXCELLENT. The waitresses range from hot little 20 somethings to polite old grannies.

My point still stands, and that really isn't that impressive considering that's what all Yum Cha places are like. Yum Cha charges by dish.

Yo Arjuna, do Hare Krishnas still do charity meals? I remember someone telling me they used to hand out ultra-spicy delicious Indian food, but maybe I'm confusing them with Sihks. I could do with some free food some time, being the starving student that I am. :P

Ajamil
21st April 09, 06:31 AM
Yo Arjuna, do Hare Krishnas still do charity meals? I remember someone telling me they used to hand out ultra-spicy delicious Indian food, but maybe I'm confusing them with Sihks. I could do with some free food some time, being the starving student that I am. :P
It varies temple to temple. In Tucson you could probably do some minor work for a meal at the restaurant (or go Sunday when it's $3), in Phoenix every meal is free, but not nearly the amount or quality. I believe the temple in New York has a charity food program, and then there's Food For Life (http://www.ffl.org/), our "official" food charity org., which is also apparently the name of a baking company.