Saturday, October 15, 2011

King Super Buffet Chinese West Palm Beach, Fl

This was a very disappointing adventure. This Buffet used to be one of the best places around. The food was good, the price was very reasonable and the service was above average. We considered it highly enough that we actually had our wedding reception here.

We haven't been back here for a while and I don't know if they are under new management or something, but today was just bad.

The food wasn't very fresh, everything looked and tasted like it had been left out over night. They still have a fairly large selection, but it all tasted bland or overcooked.

The service, which at a buffet consists essentially of refilling drinks and removing empty plates, was pretty much non-existent and unfriendly.

As for cleanliness, the restaurant wasn't too bad. The decor was a little dated, and the seats weren't exactly comfortable. But the worst part was the bathrooms, they were disgusting. There was water all over the floor and it just had a very "grungey" smell.

The only thing this place had going for it today was price, which was less than $9 per person including taxes.

Overall, we can't recommend this restaurant anymore unless they really turn their act around. Which I hope they do as this was one of our favorite places to eat.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tokyo Peking II, Lake Worth, Fl (re-visited)

Since we had such a good experience last time we were here, we decided to try this restaurant again.

We arrived around 11:30 (ish), the restaurant wasn't crowded and we were sat right away. The serving staff was very friendly and attentive. We never had to get someones attention if we wanted any refills on our drinks or take away the empty plates. Which, at a buffet is all you can really ask for.

The food was good and tasted very fresh, but the selection seemed a bit more limited than last time. However the Hibachi grill was excellent. I believe that the primary draw for this restaurant is both the hibachi grill and the sushi bar. I think that the regular buffet aren't bad, but not as good as the grill and the bar.

All in all, we really like this restaurant. It's clean, the staff is friendly and the food is good. What more can you ask for?

Saturday, October 08, 2011

50's Prime Time Cafe - Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida.

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50's Prime Time Cafe - Disney's Hollywood Studios

We were enjoying an impromptu trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) when we decided a meal was in order. We were debating between the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater and the 50's Prime Time Cafe, when we decided we wanted a little of Mom's home style cooking. So the Cafe it was. We did not make dinner reservations which are highly recommended for this restaurant. The hostess did let us know they served food at the bar, if we were willing to sit there. We really wanted the whole dining experience that is offered but instead opted to take seats at the bar for quicker service. The stools were comfy and our bartender/server was super nice and kept use entertained the whole time we were there. All the wait staff that came to pick up drink orders and even the bar back were joking with us and made it a pleasant dinner. The options are few but classic. Both my companion and I opted for the "Mom's Sampler" Which consisted of pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/ gravy , green beans, and collard greens. All generous portions and all fantastic. We also split the blue crab salad appetizer which was fresh and crispy and had just the right amount of vinaigrette on it. We were able to savor the atmosphere of a 50's style home. There were plenty of salad options on the menu and full sized versions of each of the items on our sample plate offered with plenty of sides.

Overall it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to dive into the fantasy aspect of Disney. The booths all have various versions of 1950's style kitchens, the servers refer to guests as kids, and don't be surprised if they tell you to get your elbows off the table and to finish your dinner if you expect to get dessert!

Thanks for the Great review!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Oktoberfest Lake Worth, Florida

Took the family out tonight to the 38th Annual Oktoberfest here in town. For those who have never been before, the festival is like a miniature carnival. It's held the weekend of October 7th, 8th, and 9th & 14th, 15th and 16th. They have Rides, Arts and Crafts, Entertainment, Food, and most importantly DRINKS! Because, lets face it the main draw of Octoberfest is the beer. They have a good mix of German and American beers and several other "spirits" available.

Admission was $7 per adult, with kids free, but you can print out a $2 off coupon from the website. Also there is free parking, that has a little bit of a walk, or you can pay for preferred parking which is $10.

Once you enter the festival, you need to buy some tickets as the majority of the booths don't accept cash. Tickets are $1 a pop, and the way it works is like this. Beers are usually 4 tickets meals range from 3-10 tickets depending on what you order. You can also use the tickets for the rides.

We got in early opening day, and there wasn't a large crowd. We were able to walk all the way around the event and check things out with out bumping into to many people.

For dinner we both had the Half Rotisserie chicken with mashed potato's and gravy. The chicken was surprisingly good especially for something like a massed produced fair food. For dessert we had a typical fair funnel cake, and its hard to go wrong with fried dough covered in powdered sugar.

If you need something to do this weekend and you don't mind spending a little extra money then Oktoberfest should definitely be on your to-do list.