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Old 02-18-2006, 10:10 PM   #11
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spinach, mixed greens, kidney beans, cucumbers, green onions, olives, tomatoes, pepperonicini, cauliflower, antipasto salad, shrimp, radishes, bean sprouts, artichoke hearts, cheese, ham, etc.

One of the best salad bars locally is at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, NV.

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:18 AM   #12
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iceburg lettuce, cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, raisins, shredded cabbage, a whole hardboiled egg or two (only like the white) and lots of ranch dressing on the side for dipping.

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Old 02-19-2006, 06:11 AM   #13
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Most salad bars don't look to appealing. Most are messy from people dropping salads all over. Don't do them to often but if I do I like pickled harring, green olives, cottage cheese, sm amount of lettuce with ranch dressing, onions,cheese, crutons.
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:33 AM   #14
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Like Andy, I prefer to be served when we go out for a meal. BUT.. when I do go to a salad bar place, I peruse the entire thing and take whatever looks freshest. Just a small amount so that I don't spoil my appetite for the main event.

I do the same with buffets . I scout the whole thing, then decide because they usually put the "fillers" out first and you fill a plate with those, and don't get much of the good stuff.

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Old 02-19-2006, 10:45 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
It appears I'm the only one who dislikes salad bars. I prefer to order from a menu and be served.
You're not the only one...I also prefer to be served, Andy. For one thing, it's hard to walk with a cane and fill my plate at the same time.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:24 PM   #16
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Salad bars virtually do not exist where I live, and I miss them, having grown up in the US.
(Heck, I even remember the time before sneezeguards!)

In fact, I often come across tourists in France who are fed up with overly rich food and who absolutley crave something like a salad bar.
Of course, the key to this all is that the French don't eat every meal at a restaurant! Evening meals tend to be light, and there are always fruit and vegetables available at home.

I love salad bars in America. I go for cottage cheese (virtually unavailable here), croutons (as long as they're not the disgusting industrial kind), thinly sliced red onion rings, cherry tomatoes, all sorts of greens, cucumber, olives, etc.
Salad dressings at chains can be extremely variable, but I have found some good Italian and Caesar salad dresssings. As for th "French" or "Russian" dressing, far too sweet for me.

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Old 02-19-2006, 02:53 PM   #17
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Agree with Andy, do not like salad bars.

But sometimes we have no choice than to go to a place with a buffet, or salad bar.

Agree with lyndalou, we always first cruise the whole line and then decide what we want.

The restaurant folks always make a bunch of money from us because we do not eat very much.

But we try to make a plate of the tastiest items there.

Generally the good struff is towards the end of the line.

But sometimes sitting down and being served is not an option.

But we much prefer to be served.

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