I had forgotten just how awesome buffets are. Yesterday, with about 45 minutes allotted for eating, my family dined at Cravings (PERFECT NAME), this all-you-can-eat buffet palace in some hotel.
Reasons Buffets are GREAT:
1) You can be a slob at a restaurant and it is totally normal. I must have gotten like 7 plates covered in food. I ate like a ravenous monkey, mixing mashed potatoes with guacamole, dunking my chicken in hummus. THE RULES DO NOT EXIST IN BUFFETS. When the waitress came to take away out 679 plates, she didn't so much as bat an eyelash.
2) Buffets allow you to sample foods you never normally would get to try. For example, I like ribs but I don't love ribs. Whenever I see ribs on a menu, I usually come up with some excuse/reason why I shouldn't order them (too messy, not in the mood, they will dissapoint, there is something that looks more promising, etc.) But at Cravings, I totally got two ribs and put them on a plate. Because I could!
3) The first bite of any (reasonably tasty) food is always the best bite. Normally, at a given meal, you get two, maybe three, first bites. At a buffet, however, you get that first bite instant pleasure OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.