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#21 User is offline   Ladybird 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:09 AM

View PostTaggart Transcontinental, on 06 February 2019 - 11:04 PM, said:

Hmmm soup kitchens have been all but run out in most places because they can't comply with State Laws about cleanliness and food preparation requirements of a for profit restaurant.

https://www.macon.co...le28643551.html

The idiot claim is "they want to force these places to provide safe food". Is it safer than someone finding rotten food in a garbage and eating it? I would think so. This stupidity is getting out of control.


I know there are tougher rules about donating food to soup kitchens, but they are still around. There's a few homeless shelter/soup kitchen in my city, one of which I bring clothes to and volunteer occasionally. None of them are in a nice part of town, which means they don't attract the delicate, student types who like the trendier parts of town.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:50 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 07 February 2019 - 02:40 AM, said:

If someone tries to beat a drum in your face, take their banger away and use it to defuse the situation in a non musical way...


Like shoving it where the sun don't shine...:lol:
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:04 AM

Sooo.... pay what you want is different from massive hikes to M/W how again?

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:14 PM

View PostHowsithangin, on 06 February 2019 - 07:19 PM, said:

We have one here in downtown Hagatna. It's only a block from my office. At 5pm when I'm leaving my office, they open and there is usually a dozen homeless waiting for entrance. Recently however, two rather well-fed student types (always typing on their phones, of course), have joined the waiting crowd. They're well-kept, look healthy, and decently dressed, and as such, stand out amongst the crowd. I'm half-tempted to stop and shame them.

Did you misspell "shoot"?
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

View PostNatural Selection, on 06 February 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

The left's detachment from reality is staggering. We can add this example to their belief that a Universal Basic Income will make people work more.

:exactly:

The left are very mentally ill.

Deluded sociopaths ignoramuses and morons.

View PostRedSoloCup, on 07 February 2019 - 05:50 AM, said:

Like shoving it where the sun don't shine...:lol:

EXACTLY! :exactly: :high5:
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:56 PM

View PostCoach, on 06 February 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

Years ago a place called Sweden House opened in Gainesville. It was an all you can eat place for one price. It took the gator nation about 6 months to eat them out of business.


There was one in Orlando too, on US 441 just N of Lee Road. It was only there for maybe a year or two around '88-'89-ish. My first engineering job was just a few blocks north of there, but I only ate there once or twice. Best as I recall, they were a buffet but not (quite) all-you-can-eat; more like all-you-can-put-on-your-plate-in-one-trip which seemed an odd policy for a place like that. And they're plates weren't particularly large. And slightly pricey - at a time when a good lunch could be had at any number of mom-and-pop cafes in the area for $5 or less, these guys were like $6 or $7. There was a mom-and-pop place about a mile north of us; I can't recall the name, we always called it "Redneck Inn" because that was the feel of the place. If you weren't a picky eater, Daily Special for Lunch was $4.99 and they'd fill your plate in a way that was frequently MORE than you could eat.

I used to be a fan of Duff's, if you remember them. They used to be all over Florida, but all the ones in Orlando (there were 3 or 4) closed down in the late '80s or early '90s. There's apparently two left, one in Daytona and one in the Sarasota area.

As for "Pay-What-You-Want"? There's a place in Portland that is practically an institution.(And, well, some of the patrons probably SHOULD be in an institution). non-profit Soup Kitchen called Sisters of the Road Cafe. Well, used to be, "Pay what you want" and maybe still is. But seems like they've modernized it to include 'vouchers' you can hand out to panhandlers and a "workfare" program that gets you fed in exchange for working for them. I'm okay with that; seems like they understand a thing or two about human nature.

Buffets these days? Atlanta area, most are Oriental or Indian. Can't think of any that are "general" like Duffs or Sweden House or Holiday House. And going rate these days is about $12. If you're ever on the north side of Atlanta, TWO I would highly recommend are Atlantic Buffet (3 stars on Yelp) in Marietta GA, US 41 @ SR 120 loop just east of I-75, 50/50 American+Oriental, and Ashiana in Norcross GA on Jimmy Carter Blvd just east of I-85 in the "Global Mall". It's 100% Indian and authentic: It helps if you know a bit of Hindi or Urdu, because most of their help seems to be right off the boat.

Buffet in General? Well it's one of the FIRST words I learned in Russian on the sink-or-swim principle. Project in Tashkent Uzbekistan in the early '90s, a former Soviet Republic. In Russian, Buffet is Буфет but pronounced with a slight stop:"b'you-fay". Many restaurants, ресторан, pronounced "Restauran" (without the 'T') also have a Буфетb and will say so in the window. Walk in, I could say "b'you-fay pazhaltza", "Buffet please", hold out a fistful of currency and let the cashier take what they needed, and get fed. Equally important, I soon learned a 3rd word: Toilet. In Russian it's туалет pronounced - Too-all-yet. But be prepared to bring you own бумага "Boomaga" (paper).

Biggest let-down? As a Floridian, I KNOW Orange Juice. That's not EVEN debatable. In Russia (at least back in the '90s), ask for orange juice in a ресторан, Апельсиновый сок, and you'll get "Tang" or the Russian approximation.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:29 PM

We had a Duff's Smorgasbord in my town when I was a kid. Loved it. All you can eat for cheap? Challenge accepted. :eyebrows:
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

View PostHowsithangin, on 07 February 2019 - 01:11 AM, said:

I'd welcome it. :) The tears will sweeten my pm coffee.

Perhaps I should wear my MAGA hat when I do it? :P

If you decide to actually do this, please post an update--unless of course you are on the news for "student shaming."

This post has been edited by Wag-a-Muffin (D): 10 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostCoach, on 06 February 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

Years ago a place called Sweden House opened in Gainesville. It was an all you can eat place for one price. It took the gator nation about 6 months to eat them out of business.


I would have enjoyed seeing how employees had “literally thrown out” a 350lb man from a Golden Corral.
https://worldnewsdai...for-2-millions/

I’ve never been to a Golden Corral, though the commercials look tempting. Buffets generally gross me out.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:11 PM

View PostLadybird, on 10 February 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

I would have enjoyed seeing how employees had “literally thrown out” a 350lb man from a Golden Corral.
https://worldnewsdai...for-2-millions/

I’ve never been to a Golden Corral, though the commercials look tempting. Buffets generally gross me out.

OMG! It's Monsieur Creosote!!! Run! It's just a little, tiny, wafer thin mint!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 04:49 PM

View PostLadybird, on 10 February 2019 - 11:44 AM, said:

I would have enjoyed seeing how employees had “literally thrown out” a 350lb man from a Golden Corral.
https://worldnewsdai...for-2-millions/

I’ve never been to a Golden Corral, though the commercials look tempting. Buffets generally gross me out.


I side with the restaurant on this. The articles says the guy was there for at least 7 hours; That's not "an" all-you-can-eat meal, it's at least two.
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