Going to the smorgasbord

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  1. Vibrolux59

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    The quality of foods purchased was tops but the way the kitchen was run especially during peak hours was disturbing. Mother's day was total horror. I saw a lot of food go out that I would not have eaten. I usually ate my free meal per shift but never the chicken.
     
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    Two plates of oysters would have me making '20 trips' too, but it wouldn't be to a sushi bar.
     
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    In high school my best friend worked at a pretty popular local bar/restaurant and the things he told me made me not want to ever eat there again, I’m sure a lot of restaurants operate the same way at least I don’t know about them
     
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    So after digestion of the shady maple smorgasbord I’ve decided that its okay for what it is but I wouldn’t rush back there , the food was okay but it was lacking the soul of a single prepared meal

    My inner tourist took some pictures, maybe some folks here have never seen Amish buggies
    They had a bunch of 3D painting/sculptures inside the restaurant
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    Here’s the Amish parking
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    Yes buggies have electric turn signals and headlights
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    Work in any restaurant, and you'll never eat out again, unless you put it out of your mind.
     
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    I really don’t like them. I have a hard time overlooking the general public handling the food, sampling the food right there in the line, etc. I’d rather have something cooked to order and served by a professional.
     
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    Hi.

    I live in Japan, where we have バイキング, aka “baikingu,” which obviously is ‘viking’ with a Japanese accent. They call it Viking cos, um, smorgasbord is too difficult to pronounce correctly…

    It’s actually a fascinating story about how the restaurant manager of the Imperial Hotel visited Denmark (or Sweden?) and came away much impressed by the smorgasbord, and thought the concept would appeal in the starting to recover post war Japan of the late 50s.

    Pax/
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    :lol::lol:

    My digestive system is well adapted to consuming large amounts of fried seafood. YMMV.
     
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    For me, this wasn't true. I worked in restaurants from 1999 to 2004, and again 2007 to 2009, and still eat out. I was just picky were I worked.

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    Oh, it not my digestive system that would revolt as much as my mind, and I suspect that the slimy goo would be much more likely to exit from the same portal it entered than it would the alley 'out back'.

    In my mind, it's debatable as to whether 'oysters' and 'food' should even be used in the same sentence, and the inclusion of what I feel is 'sea-snot-on-a-halfshell' and say, oh...teryaki-glazed Salmon as equally edible items under the term 'seafood' just doesn't register with me.

    But then, I'm a flatland landlubber, and would likely have a much broader pallette concerning these things had I been raised closer to saltwater than cow crap.
     
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    If Shady Maple is the place I’m thinking of, go into the grocery store next door for the donuts. They’re fabulous. My sister lives up that way and coincidentally, we’re heading up to visit today. But we won’t be eating there.
     
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    Yeah, to each his own:)

    I was raised on fried fish. I would request it before I could even say the words correctly. My mom said I would ask for “fiss”. I consider hushpuppies a major food group.

    If it was breaded with flour/egg/panko and fried well, I’d probably eat a piece of cardboard.

    We gots plenty of cows here too, and I like my beef as well. Omnivore out!
     
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    "...(such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)"

    That's not a Chinese buffet ;)
     
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    I love fish, and eat quite a bit of it, fried or baked. But shapeless slimy oceanic life forms are not on my menu, nor are any poor boneless creatures with tentacles and relatively large brains, or anything with six or more segmented legs, brain size notwithstanding.

    Fish, the ones with fins, are just fine. ;)
     
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    It has been said, "It was a brave man that ate the first oyster." :)

    I personally love 'em. Raised on the North Atlantic seaboard, ate it all except for starfish and horseshoe crab (that ain't no crab, son)...
     
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    Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters (or clams) Casino is my fav way to eat these. Raw on the half shell is not my cuppa though.

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    Any chance they have Smørrebrød there?

     
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    :lol::cool:

    I wasn’t going to mention the squids and octopuses, but now that you mention it I love those too. I like it when you get the little bite-sized ones that can be fried whole.:eek::eek:
     
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    No thanks, too many loose kids and snotty-nosed parents... I cook 99.994 % of my meals and have a hamburger at Crystals in Bellmead,TX once or twice a year... Also, most kitchen staff believe in the 5 second rule...
     
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    Never met a cook who did that. Ever. Never. Maybe it's a PA thing, but we'd have fired a jerk like that.

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