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Optimizing Buffets

In case you ever wanted to read 5000+ words on optimal buffet strategies, I’ve got just the article for you. It’s chock full of such insightful nuggets as:

  • “The morning of I would suggest a very small meal containing some sugar in order to get your metabolism up and running.”
  • “A point to keep in mind is that many establishments will raise their level of air conditioning to make diners uncomfortable, making them want to leave earlier. With this in mind be sure to bring a sweatshirt and dress in layers.”
  • “There is never a need to eat steamed rice (shrimp fried rice in small amounts is acceptable), dinner rolls or the like, this is completely unacceptable.”

Lots more good advice in here.

November 10, 2009