Going to the smorgasbord

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  1. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    so I recently found out about this smorgasbord up in P.A that is supposed to be ridiculously awesome

    Any of you guys ever been to an awesome smorgasbord
     
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    Chinese smorgi?
     
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    Yup. Miller's Smorgasbord and Shady Maple Smorgasbord are my 2 favs. They're both in Lancaster County PA, and are super PA Dutch food. They're both a short drive from Casa Dmitri.

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    Any chance it's the Shady Maple in Lancaster county? It's the one I usually hear about, it's supposed to be the largest on in PA or something like that. A lot of senior citizens seem to love it and go on long drives to eat there.

    We did the Scandinavia tour when I was a kid and I remember there seemed to be Smorgasbords everywhere. I'm not big on those types of places so have never been to a Smorgasboard as an adult.

    Which ever one you go to, enjoy but watch out for the busses!
     
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    I love a good smorgasbord. In my early 20's when single I used to visit a local all you can eat place and try to top the previous week for number of dishes consumed. I would skip lunch and have a smoke before arriving. They kept dinner plates next to the apple crumble and soft serve machine. That might have been their downfall because they went bankrupt within a couple years.

    I visited one in Glasgow a few years ago and they had a chocolate fountain, it was fun chocolate coating a wide variety of desert items that usually would not be chocolate coated.
    Chocolate coated cheesecake was fantastic. They had Chinese, Indian, Western foods. You could have a rogan josh curry with honey king prawns and chicken satays on the side.
     
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    I worked at a very popular one for a few months when in high school. I'm gonna pass thank you.
     
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    About forty years ago there was a restaurant close to where I was living at the time that had a seafood smorgasbord once a month that my wife and I never missed. It had an incredible variety of seafood including Lobster Newburg, Shrimp Scampi, clam chowder, lox, poached salmon, grilled grouper or snapper, stuffed flounder, pickled herring, crab legs, Oysters Rockefeller, calamari, sauteed octopus, fried clams, steamed mussels, as well as fresh baked breads and desserts. It was expensive and awesome, but only lasted for about a year before the restaurant stopped doing it.
     
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    I remember when this idea first hit the US back in the 70s. There was one in Omaha that my Dad took all us boys to every time we visited him and it was magical. Can't stand those type of places now.
     
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    I don't think we have any retail smorgasbords around here...there used to be regular ones at the churches for benefits...but that's about it that I recall.
     
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    The smorgasbord,,,which was later shortened to the acronym "BUFFET"

    Big Ugly Fat Folks Eating Together


    I'm sorry,,, was that wrong? :)
     
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    It actually is shady maple I just recently discovered this place it’s not too bad for my first smorgasbord
     
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    Yea, it's got a great variety, that's for sure. I enjoy the carvery, but the fried chicken is good and the Dutchy food.

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    I think Jimmy Buffet likes smorgasbords.
     
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    Of course he's talking about the Shady Maple. I was just thinking about it the other day & how I miss it. Fantastic place to eat and there's no way you're leaving there hungry. Everything there is so fresh and good, and there is everything of everything there.

    Place is HUUUUUUUUGE too! Oh yeah, make sure to get some scrapple while you're there too! Great stuff!!
     
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    I was going to ask...is a smorgasbord the same as a buffet? Or, in what way are they different? We used to have a Ryan's here. It was a steakhouse with a huge buffet. It was okay occasionally, like once or twice a year. Usually a lot of quite large folks would be eating there. They went out of business.
     
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    It turns out it’s brisket night and it’s actually of a decent quality

    I heard this place is famous I just wasn’t sure how many people around the country have smorgasbords, apparently people actually travel here to vacation, a lot of people from New York and jersey kind of blows my mind I guess I’m just used too it being right down the road but I Don’t find anything magical or mystical about Amish country
     
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    They were pretty popular in the '60s. I worked at one in '67 that had been around in a city of 45K for a few years then. There were 2 others (one a block away that thrived into the '80s) in town as well.
     
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    Shady Maple is about an hour or so from me. I ate lunch there once when I was working in that area. Never tried the smorgasbord. They offer you a free meal on your birthday if another person who is with you buys a meal.
     
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    Not entirely...(and yes, I took the photo at our Golden Corral, which I like to visit now and then myself).
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    It is a buffet, but with traditional Scandinavian dishes:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sm%C3%B6rg%C3%A5sbord
     
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