Now that we have put a buffet review out there I thought I’d give ya’ll a few rules to go by next time you hit up a buffet. We’re not talking Hometown Buffet or Lester’s Chicken and More. We’re talking good quality great food kinda buffets.
Top Ten Buffet Rules: 10-6
10 – The first thing you need to learn for buffets is the don’t sit down and get comfortable rule. Many people get a table then sit down put there feet up, talk about how hot it is. You should have taken care of all the getting to know you crap in line. All you need to know is where is the table and where are the plates. As you are moving let the station waitress know what you want to drink.
9 – The next rule is now that your heading out to the food find the biggest plates. Don’t grab the bread plate or desert plate. Get the biggest plate you can find. You’re not doing anyone any good holding a tiny salad plate.
8 – Are you heading towards the salad line? You better not be. You don’t eat salad at a buffet. You wanna try the produce? Then get a steak. Wanna try the pre-made salads? Then get some prime rib. The problems with salads are that they take up room for meat plus you lose valuable time being stuck behind the old lady who can’t decide between the broccoli and the cauliflower. Salads involve too much time. Get out of the salad line now!
7 – Ok you’re back on course now heading for the real food. Most buffets break up the meat from the pastas and international foods. First thing you want on your plate is steak if they have a steak set up or prime rib. This is also the time you want to get your ham. Organize your sides accordingly. You don’t want to have chow mein and mashed potatoes on the same plate. They get all angry and start kung fu fighting in your stomach. Keep your sides organized correctly or your stomach will make sure you regret it.
6 – Can I line hop? Of course you can. What are you gonna do wait in every single line? You want to get pasta and the person in front of you is standing there wondering if Cajun shrimp sizzles with an accent. Oh hell no! Get in front of that guy your steaks getting cold!
Stay tuned tomorrow for the second part. Get yourself out to a buffet and practice. These rules can save your life!
So I’ve been asking around to find really big burritos in order to warm up for my quest to take on the B3 at the Sahara in Las Vegas. My neighbor told me that TLH (I’m just going to use the initials because I’m way to lazy to keep typing the name) had a fairly good sized burrito called the super burrito. Time for a little warm up…
Taqueria La Hermita – Ventura – Johnson Blvd
TLH is really only big enough to be run by two people at a time: a cashier and a cook. The cook is right next to the cashier so he was cooking my food as I was ordering it. I ordered their carne asada super burrito with everything. They told me that it was a bit over 2lbs, so it’s a good warm up. I didn’t want to order more than one because I was a bit worried I wouldn’t like it.
They handed me the goods and it felt pretty heavy. It was a pretty large burrito, and definitely not one you’re going to pick up and eat. The tortillas they use are pretty good and very fresh. The sauce has a great kick and it’s kinda nice to have a burrito with a little bite. They have a pretty good salsa and it has great jalapeno action happening.
It was pretty much down hill from there, which really sucks, because they have some great prices on their combo meals. The carne is so diced up I could almost eat it through a straw, not to mention that it was closer to grey than brown. I’ve never had meat so cut up. What adds to the whole dicing thing is that the cheese is all crumbly, not shredded or even cubed, but crumbly. The guacamole seemed a bit off too.
The beans and rice were fairly bland and the sour cream was tasteless too. Their salsa saves the burrito as far as flavor, but it’s not enough to bail out a burrito of this size. I ate the whole thing because I needed the practice, but my search is definitely going to have to continue for an even larger, and hopefully better tasting, burrito.
If you recommend places for me to try, don’t just give me some place that puts together a really large burrito. Let’s try and make sure it tastes good to so that I’ll actually want to finish it. This burrito was more like the last few Nicolas Cage movies. You wanna like it, and really hope it gets better by the end, but alas……….
Adam Richman takes on the B3 at the NASCAR Café in Las Vegas and hits some other great spots around Vegas. Only 2 people have eaten an entire B3. Would Adam be number 3?
Man Vs Food – Las Vegas
Adam starts the trip at Hash House A-Go-Go off the strip. Everything in the place is huge, from the 16 inch pancakes to the enormous fried chicken eggs benedict. No, that’s not a spelling error. They actually have a fried chicken eggs benedict. Half the things on this dish are grilled, including the mashed potatoes and the cheese. They actually grill the cheese by itself. Then it’s covered in homemade biscuits, tomatoes, bacon, sauce and eggs. If you’re trying to give your body a heart attack test this would probably be a great way. This joint even has bacon in the waffles. I’d probably have a stroke just parking my car there.