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Dude111 07-19-2020 07:56 PM

I have been to a pizza place in my area that sells THICK PIZZA (Only ones that do) -- No inside seating yet... Ya gotta order and leave......

And I have also been a couple times to a chinese buffet in my area.... I get the same thing I always get at it....

1) Mac and cheese
2) Pizza
3) Sweet and sour chicken

The lunch price is pretty good.. About $9 each or so..... (Dinner is almost 20!!!)


Not worth for me to go there for dinner as I dont eat anything but those three things! (Sometimes I have white rice also)


What restaurants have you guys been to lately??

glatt 07-19-2020 08:10 PM

Dude. There’s a pandemic on. I hope you are getting take-out.

monster 07-19-2020 09:00 PM

Neither Mac N Cheese nor Pizza are Chinese, and if you are going to eat out right now, buffet style is the worst choice you could make. But hey, you be you.... :rolleyes:

None. See glatt's comment re pandemic. Do you live in New Zealand?

monster 07-19-2020 09:01 PM

.....weren't you the one bitching about the initial lockdown not being long enough?

xoxoxoBruce 07-20-2020 12:13 AM

Went to pick up beer and noticed the Chinese joint 2 doors down has an open sign in the window. Husband cooks/packages and wife is waitress, cashier, cleaning lady, fish tank tender, etc. Very nice people, but her English isn't great although a hell of a lot better than my Chinese.

The sign on the door said call it in and pick it up, but I knocked on the window and she let me in. I always tip her well and yesterday extra well. She said no but I left it on the counter and went out to sit in my car and wait for her to bring it out which she did. When I got home I found a twenty in the bag. You haven't heard the last of this bitch, I will prevail!

On the way home I noticed the Burger King was gone. Not closed, building gone, poof, no more. :eyebrow:

Griff 07-20-2020 06:32 AM

We went to A&W after a hike this week. Outdoor distance seating rather than car window service. I think that was the first sit down meal I've had out in the world since March.

Take out has been hot wings from Old Union Hotel, Mexican from Los Tapatios, bbq (assorted) from Pinkies, and bbq chicken from Appalachian BBQ.

Griff 07-20-2020 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1055410)
I always tip her well and yesterday extra well. She said no but I left it on the counter and went out to sit in my car and wait for her to bring it out which she did. When I got home I found a twenty in the bag. You haven't heard the last of this bitch, I will prevail!

Ha!

fargon 07-20-2020 06:37 AM

we went to Denny's last week in Tomah, and before was Mary Cody's in Onalaska last month. Very few places are open for anything.

Lola Bunny 07-20-2020 08:04 AM

My husband is extra careful. The only place, and that's only like twice, is drive-thru another Taco Bell. We were just too tired to deal with making food. We've been mainly cooking or just eating frozen food. We only went out once because I was talking to his friend and I had really wanted to go to this Mexican restaurant that Bruce would not make time to go with me. So, in talking about it, and fir a moment, I forgot about the pandemic, I said, "Hey, let's go there for dinner!" And the date was set. Haha.....Too bad that Bruce wasn't keen of the idea. There was outside seating. I had a huge margaritas, so all was good. :-D

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xoxoxoBruce 07-20-2020 01:45 PM

Hi Bunny (waves).

fargon 07-20-2020 03:21 PM

Hi Lola!!!

Dude111 07-20-2020 07:41 PM

I went to the chinese buffet again today :)

The pizza was hard and not that good so I just had some mac and cheese and sweet and sour chicken........ (I wanted more mac and cheese but it was gone and by the time they refilled it I wasnt hungry anymore)

We sadly didnt make the lunch price today! -- Total bill for both of us was 29 something.... (Maybe a little higher I dont remember)

Lola Bunny 07-20-2020 08:16 PM

Hi Bruce and Fargon!! [emoji4]

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Dude111 07-20-2020 08:50 PM

How are ya Lola??

A good day :)

Lola Bunny 07-20-2020 10:04 PM

Sup, Dude! [emoji16]

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Griff 07-21-2020 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 1055473)
I went to the chinese buffet again today :)

The pizza was hard and not that good so I just had some mac and cheese and sweet and sour chicken........ (I wanted more mac and cheese but it was gone and by the time they refilled it I wasnt hungry anymore)

We sadly didnt make the lunch price today! -- Total bill for both of us was 29 something.... (Maybe a little higher I dont remember)

Seriously Dude, this sounds like dangerous behavior.
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Originally Posted by Lola Bunny (Post 1055481)
Sup, Dude! [emoji16]
Sup?! I'm off Bacefook so I can only see you here!
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BigV 07-23-2020 12:48 PM

The buffet?

Please stop.

Dude111 07-28-2020 10:58 AM

Yesterday I went to the Buffet again :)

No Pizza on the bar this time so I only had sweet and sour chicken and mac and cheese..... They dont ever fill the bins much!!!!! -- I can only get a little bit of mac and cheese and its gone!!!!! (Usually by the time they refill it Im not hungry anymore :()

I had a piece of BBQ Chicken also........ I didnt realise they had BBQ Chicken and BBQ ribs on the lunch buffet (I thought those were dinner items) I dont usually get them anyway,I get the same stuff I always get........

Griff 07-28-2020 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1055637)
The buffet?

Please stop.


DanaC 07-28-2020 02:20 PM

Havent been to a restaurant for a good long while (for obvious reasons) I think my last visit to a restaurant was about 4 weeks before lockdown and we ate at the tables outside

- what I have been doing a lot lately is ordering takeout.

I have discovered a wonderful new Indian restaurant that delivers to my part of town. Delhi Walla Foods

Ohmigod. Just the best food. It's turned into my weekend treat most weeks. A couple of times, I've been really naughty and ordered a mid-week as well :P

I have yet to have a meal from there that isn't delicious.

And they do Gulab Jamun for dessert - and they are so efficient with their deliveries they are still hot by the time I have finished my main course.

Best Chicken Biryani I've had since I was a kid visiting my Gran.

They do really nice authentic street foods - stuff you just dont see on most menus, like Gol Gappe - Fried puff-pastry balls filled with spiced mashed potato, spiced water and tamarind juice.

This is how they describe themselves:

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About Us
Welcome to Delhi Wala Food, is a Restaurant and Take Away Caterers with Focus on Delhi Street Food "The Taste, You Feel You Love" .

We are the specialist in Indian food specifically Delhi food which is famous in India and across the world for its yummy masala food i.e. stuffed flatbread (Paranthas), tandoori butter chapatti, kadai paneer, daal makhani, kababs, kachauri, chaat, Indian sweets, Indian ice cream (commonly called kulfi), and even western food items like sandwiches and patties are prepared in a style unique to Delhi and are immensely popular.
Website with menu for the discerning fan of food porn

https://delhiwalafood.co.uk/takeway.php

Griff 07-29-2020 05:47 AM

Now you're making me hungry.

Dude111 07-29-2020 10:46 AM

Any g00d chinese places near you buddy??

DanaC 07-29-2020 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 1055854)
Any g00d chinese places near you buddy??

Several - but most dont deliver where I am - have to actually go to the restaurant

There are like 5 or 6 within easy travel distance.

In the town centre, which is about a 10 minute drive away, you can get all sorts - Italian, Indian, Kashmiri, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Turkish, Tex-mex - those are just the little independents, there are also a bunch of chain restaurants and pizza parlours

Not bad for a small to middling northern town

Griff 07-29-2020 08:37 PM

You Brits know how to run an empire. We blew up most of the Middle East and all we got in return was a heroin problem.

fargon 07-29-2020 10:00 PM

"We blew up most of the Far East and all we got in return was a heroin problem."
FIFY

Urbane Guerrilla 07-30-2020 04:08 AM

Just discovered an Indian place not far from us, southeast Oxnard, easy to get at -- Masala Twist is the name. Takeout; chicken tikka, saag paneer, both ordered spicy and they sure were; brown rice. We're going back.

DanaC 07-30-2020 02:41 PM

Mmmmm chicken tikka ....so full of win

Dude111 08-01-2020 10:16 AM

On Thursday we went to the buffet again :)

I had a big plate of mac and cheese and sweet and sour chicken and Pizza (It was better this time then the last 2 times)

I also had a small BBQ RIB piece which was excellent!


We just barely made Lunch price I think.... We got there @ 2:40 and didnt get our bill until after 3!! (The price changes to dinner @ 3pm)

Dude111 08-03-2020 07:10 PM

Me and my friend went to the buffet today! (NO PIZZA!!! :mad:)

I had a big plate of sweet and sour chicken and mac and cheese :) (And pepsi that didnt taste that good)

Gravdigr 08-04-2020 05:54 PM

I've been having room service.:D

Clodfobble 08-04-2020 05:58 PM

Is that code for "I've been in the hospital," Grav? Good to see you around.

Gravdigr 08-04-2020 06:08 PM

'Tis, & thank you.

Dude111 08-04-2020 11:55 PM

Nice to see ya buddy :)

BigV 08-05-2020 12:35 AM

We ordered ahead for a couple of taco plates from Los Cazadores. I had lingua and Twil had carne asada. When I got there the line was out the door, six or more feet apart, no mask no service, plexiglass partitions up between customer and cashier, between lines of customers, two cups of pens, one marked sterilized and the other marked dirty. Minimal time in the building, and sanitized my hands once I was back in the truck, washed my hands first the when I got home.


No buffet. They did used to have a little area where you'd fill up a cup with salsa, or get some lime wedges, or picked veggies, a condiment bar. No more.

Gravdigr 08-05-2020 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 1056136)
Nice to see ya buddy :)

Thank you, sir.

Dude111 08-06-2020 06:04 PM

I went to the pizza place today in my area again that sells thick pizza..... I got 2 slices but only ate 1.......

Urbane Guerrilla 08-07-2020 01:01 PM

Buffets are not open in these counties near me.
Statewide mass disemployment may bring Governor Newsom down.

Urbane Guerrilla 08-07-2020 01:04 PM

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BigV 08-07-2020 07:01 PM

We ordered from Butcher & Baker Provisions after the ride. Twil got the steak sandwich and I got the fried chicken sandwich. The menu is filled with delicious food, I have never tasted anything from their kitchen that wasn't mouth watering. Their website is... functional, but practically devoid of food porn.

If you come, bring your appetite and your wallet. One will be filled and the other will be emptied. Both will be be happy with the change.

xoxoxoBruce 08-08-2020 06:47 PM

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Butcher & Baker Provisions...

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Considering the name, shouldn't there be some chicken in there somewhere?

Dude111 08-13-2020 08:47 PM

I went to the buffet today :)

We got there early and man the mac and cheese bin was fuller than I ever saw it!!

I loaded up and got 1 slice of pizza and lots of sweet and sour Chicken :)

Urbane Guerrilla 08-19-2020 12:16 PM

I miss buffets' breakfasts/brunches now (buffets are still dark). When the steam line puts out a new full tub of scrambled egg... yummy good fun, and copious.

fargon 08-20-2020 06:44 AM

I want to go to breakfast and be waited on by a waitress or waiter. I'm tired of fast food.

Urbane Guerrilla 08-20-2020 09:54 PM

That's why the wife and I try hitting the medium- and slow-food places, either on a takeout basis or with patio seating, as the locals style alfresco. Last time we went to Masala Twist -- Indian/Punjabi -- we took the patio option. Nice, if maybe a little breezy, near the Channel Islands Marina as it is.

McDonalds' Sausage and Egg McMuffin is more savory than its Egg McMuffin; either one is really made by its slice of burger-cheese.

fargon 08-21-2020 06:14 AM

McDonalds' Sausage and Egg McMuffin is more savory than its Egg McMuffin; either one is really made by its slice of burger-cheese.
A personal favorite.

Dude111 08-23-2020 01:19 AM

I went to the buffet on Thursday :)

I might not be going as much though as the lady who was paying for both of us for some reason doesnt wanna pay for both anymore and she has been all along.... It helped me as sometimes I didnt have enough $$$$ to get what I wanted and still do that..... Im not sure why she doesnt want to anymore... I think she was in a bad mood on thursday anyway,I dunno.......

Ah well.........

Clodfobble 08-23-2020 10:24 AM

Is this lady a relative? [emoji53] Why has she been paying for you all this time?

Gravdigr 08-23-2020 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1056778)
I want to go to breakfast and be waited on by a waitress or waiter. I'm tired of fast food.

Word.

Come to think of it, I think Denny's is open...:cheerldr:

Griff 08-24-2020 06:22 AM

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We ate outdoors at the Noonmark Diner in Keene, NY.
Sad story, the guy driving the Lexus SUV spent so much on it that he couldn't afford jeans for his daughter. Poor girls pants didn't fit so she had to cinch them with a belt and they were ripped right down the front of both legs. sad

xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2020 07:07 PM

Bah, if the kid was worth her salt she would have killed a bear and made her own pants. :haha:

Gravdigr 08-25-2020 07:58 PM

Do kids not wear chaps no more?

Urbane Guerrilla 08-27-2020 02:10 PM

IKR? -- and yet, fast food still exerts its temptation even yet, even "tired of fast food."

Urbane Guerrilla 08-27-2020 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1056898)
Word.

Come to think of it, I think Denny's is open...:cheerldr:

Ours aren't, not yet. One of the local IHOPs has stolen a march on the local Denny's -- patio's open.

I'm chafing now at Sacramento's keeping businesses completely shut anywhere while, nationally, contagion's downtrending -- as is California's contagion. The workarounds our Democratic Governor Newsom has imposed on things like churches can't go on, and the crushing of restaurants, hairdressers and, say, Disneyland is little short of cruel.

Gravdigr 08-27-2020 08:27 PM

Ate from the Subway sandwich shop in the hospital today.

Dude111 08-29-2020 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble
Is this lady a relative? [emoji53] Why has she been paying for you all this time?

Well she is a friend and to be honest I dont know why she was paying...... (It was good for me though)

Urbane Guerrilla 08-31-2020 03:30 PM

Now it's both the local IHOPs. One's got a patio, the other is now flanked extensively with tents and flies.

Still, this cannot go on.

Dude111 09-14-2020 07:28 PM

Me and my friend went to the buffet today......

I had sweet and sour chicken and Mac and cheese as always :)

BigV 09-14-2020 10:16 PM

Dutch?

Griff 09-15-2020 06:16 AM

Reagan's dead, maybe Jerry Brown?

Gravdigr 09-15-2020 08:22 PM

Doesn't really count for thread subject, but...

...Hit the drive thru at Popeye's last night. Edible.


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