Noun 1. gastronome - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)bon vivant, epicure, epicurean, foodie, gourmetsensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality. Follow me on Twitter: @Aghastronome

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chinese Buffet - Or, How I Play Gastronomic Russian Roulette

Last night, after bowling badly and having a few cold beers (I was hoping they would improve my game, and they did) I decided that I just had to go to the Silver Palace Chinese Buffet on Holcomb.  My sister and her boyfriend were going as well - bonus!  I had great company over dinner.  When it comes to buffets, I tend to eat things some people might shy from, especially in a buffett setting.  I really have to quit that.  Mussels?  Clams in Black Bean Sauce?  It is just before closing time, so, apparently - I asked for this.  My sister informs me that she's just fine today.  I am not.  She had cold boiled shrimp, I had the aforementioned mollusks, and a bunch of fried stuff (I can't help it - if it's fried I'm on it like a duck on a june bug).

Word to the wise (or wiser than myself) avoid items on a buffet which might have a propensity to go south.  Like shellfish.  Unless you are prepping for a colonoscopy, or trying to lose five pounds, the hard way.  Maybe now that cute little black dress will fit?  There's a silver lining in this cloud of burpy nauseousness. 

Actually, I know that Palace Lanes makes one hell of a burger.  It's the old school, griddled thin patty and they make better tots than Sonic.  As I sit here, greener than Kermit - I'm sticking to that burger option.  Silver Palace, nevermore.

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