With the strong Canadian Dollar these days, everything in the US seems like a bargain. Just a couple of weeks ago, we found cheap airfares from Bellingham to Las Vegas (and Reno). We tried booking tickets from the website but to our dismay, they wanted to charge something like $60 in total for convenience fees. However, if we were to buy the tickets from the ticketing counter in the Bellingham airport, we will save the $60 bucks. So, being so stingy that we are, we decided to take a short drive down Bellingham to get the tickets and at the same time pop by our favourite buffet … the Old Country Buffet at the Bellis Fair Mall.
We had eaten here countless times the past few years. We like this place a lot. It’s clean, efficient and the food is quite OK. Arkensen and Nanzaro loves this place because they can eat all the fries, fried chicken and spaghetti they want. I know … they still haven’t gotten the idea of going for the right stuff yet.
If I recall correctly, it was much cheaper the last few times we were here. Now, they have what they call “Saturday and Sunday, Dinner Whole Day”. That means that they charge the full dinner price no matter what time you’re there. Arkensen and Nanzaro has to pay full adult price … and that adds up to almost CAD$50 including tips.
Here are some of the stuff Suanne and I had between the two of us …
Suanne and I always try to grab a plate from different stations and share between the two of us. That way, we get to try a smaller bit of everything.
From the “Meat” station, we had the carved roast beef which was really tender and succulent. There is also ham, baked chicken, corn beef hash and fried fish cutlet.
From the “Entree” station, we had the fried chicken. We love their fried chicken — they were large, and very crispy. We also had some baked fish.
From the “Vegetables” station, we tried some spaghetti, fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and some cheesy spinach.
This is the best part of the buffet … huge BBQ Ribs. We had several.
The pizzas and bread sticks were nothing to shout about.
Some salsa and chips.
I still have not figured out a clean way to eat tacos … not sure how to pile it in and how to bite into it without it splintering and the filling fall out from the ends. And … I just hate the taste of the mashed beans!
Here is some stuff from the “Salad” station. We are not big fans of salads, actually.
Some desserts … chocolate brownies …
… home style cheesecake, Suanne’s favourite …
… frozen yogurts …
… and ice-cream. Nanzaro had so much he, well, barfed in the washroom!!
9 out of 10 times we are here, we ended up regretting eating buffets. We had so much food, it is a torture! 🙂 BTW, we did feel very thirsty after the meal. I think these guys used a lot of MSG in their food … what do you think?
BTW, we’re gonna be in Las Vegas next week. That’s the buffet capital of the world. We planned to hit the best’est Buffet when we’re there. Speaking to friends, most people said that the best is at Belaggio’s where they have Kobe Beef. Any recommendation?
Oh … for our American readers, Happy Independence Day!