Food Viewing

Hello. How are you doing? Getting enough to eat? I sure hope so. Being hungry sucks. A little hunger is okay as long as it is not a regular event. Here in the USA there is no excuse for hunger for many reasons. I have noticed that local charities have had to expand their efforts thanks to the ongoing class war. The greedy scum vile filth at the upper level of the socioeconomic hierarchy upped their class war around 1972 and those greedy scum have been grabbing an ever-growing percentage of the national wealth ever since.

Skim the wealth that the masses of common folks create via their efforts then use the elite-owned propaganda systems to encourage those masses to give more to local charities to assist the downtrodden. What a racket!!! Akin to having the condemned person dig their own grave before they are executed.

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I read a report recently that stated the super=rich have grabbed an even larger percentage of the national wealth. That means less wealth for those at the bottom to grab onto. Typically, it is fellow common folks who dig into their pockets to donate money or buy some extra food while shopping and donate to local charities to help feed the hungry.

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I often read and hear those supporting the wealthy ruling masters and their ongoing scams and class war by mentioning that even the little people have a vested interest in the stock market. If you are in the working-poor category as I am how is your 2.5% share doing? Are you economically secure?

Oh well… just the same old routine seen across the planet. The overlords spitting upon the masses. At least we are not spit upon here in the USA as much as some folks in other countries are spit upon. Though spit upon less that does not excuse the vile scum who keep lording over We, the People and using their many systems to screw you, me and everybody we know.

Okay… now back to happier things. Let’s look at food!!!  Wheeeeee!!!!!

Follow the link below and feast your eyes upon a feast of:

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Insatiable Burger Lust

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Itty-Bitty Burger Joint

Howdy Herd,

My years spent criss-crossing the USA in a semi-truck gave me the opportunity to grab grub from many different types of eating joints. Perhaps the weirdest eating experience was at the fancy Italian restaurant where my “internal sensors” commenced clamoring “DANGER” the moment I sat down to dine.

My situational awareness has been honed by years of living in the rougher part of life that the blue-collar working-poor folks experience so often while the elites and their lackeys are able to avoid via wealth and societal position.

Observing the other diners (I was the only solo diner) and their garb I knew I was out of my realm but… that was not nearly enough to set off my internal alarms.

The joint had a door man and I talked to him outside after I left. He did not respond directly to my questions but he did hint around. Yes, my prior determination arrived at while eating was a reality. The place was Mafia owned and the clientèle included made-men, their guests and the general public who received gratification by being in the presence of Mob figures.

However, this revue is for a very small firm with but one outlet and it is extremely unlikely you will ever rub shoulders there with a member of La Costa Nostra.

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Casper’s Vittle Vending Folks

Being an outsider who has resided in Springfield a brief 5 years I review establishments without the bias that can occur when a firm is a large part of one’s life experiences.

Casper’s is “quaint,” in the manner I define the subjective-in-nature term but I have experienced quainter quaint in many other locales across the USA.

However, in regards to the general locale of the firm, the quaint applies and can be an attractor to some while being a negative aspect for others.

I have tried their fare several times during the period of my local residing in my shanty a few minutes drive from Casper’s. I give credit to the firm that parking has never been problematic with ample room to park.

There was always ample seating room. That may be true to my tendency to shun food firms during the rushes at typical vittles eating times.

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Eating Dead Cow

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Beef: It’s What’s No Longer Affordable for Dinner

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I have noticed the steady increase in food prices for a lengthy time. Up up up and… when a price does not rise the item on the shelf is in a smaller container. How much smaller will those soup cans become? If trends continue soup cans will be packed in 6-packs with three cans barely making enough soup to feed a small skinny person!!!

What are the masses of common folks going to do? The costs of the necessities keep going up. Then up some more.

I have noticed how meat prices rise along with everything else that is edible… and inedible. Well, Televisions and other electronic devices have fallen in price over the years due in part to technological advances but the savings in some areas are not enough to make up for the ever-rising costs for life necessities.

I have always been a “hamburger person.”  Give me a delightful hamburger steak in yummy gravy and a pile of potatoes and I will burp in delight. And when done eating I will fill the air with the sound of joyful belches.

Perhaps due to advancing age I notice I fart more than I used to. Perhaps due to a decline in digestive efficiency. Anyway, let those farts also signal a happy and contented diner telling the world how satisfied I was with my meal.

From the linked-to article:

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Long periods of drought in many parts of the United States have left ranches with their lowest cattle numbers since the 1950s, causing a dramatic increase in prices when combined with rising fuel costs and increased demand for beef in other parts of the world

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Is there a possible benefit to that declaration?

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Tubby’s Diner

Tubbys Diner

Okay, the cartoon above exaggerates the portion size a little bit but the breakfast I ate there a few days ago actually filled the near-bottomless pit that is my tummy.

Yes… Tubby’s filled my tummy. That is quite an achievement!!!

Here is the breakfast menu:

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Tubby's Menu

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Food Blogs For You

Hello herd, welcome back or just plain “welcome” if this is the first time you wandered into the   124,453,873,992,331st most popular food blog within the Web.

Today I am offering you links to other blogs that may assist you in your pursuit of dining Nirvana.

Let’s start with  Phoood

Reviewing the grub the masses dig into including fast food joint offerings and “comfort” food found in grocery stores.  Wander over and groove on the yummy stuff.

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Then there is the site that declares they  put the ” ‘ew’ in product reviews… The Impulsive Buy

Similar to Phoood above this blog may assist you in what to munch upon.  And where. And, maybe, why.  The calories within the food assists the slender-challenged and likely those not challenged but doing what is needing to keep those immense rolls of blubber from draping the body.

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USA Buffet Springfield Missouri Leaves Old Coot Delighted and Sated

*************** UPDATE ***************

Latter part of January 2013… arrived to sate my HUGE hunger and saw no vehicles in the parking lot. No lights inside. Sniff. Closed when it should be open.

Tried again a few days later… nope. No shoveling in enormous quantities of MANY different food-types.

Only the good die young?

USA Buffet

300 East Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807
883-8800

South side of Battlefield Road across from the Big Lots!, Food-4-Less, and CiCi Pizza stores.

Taking over the location one occupied by the Foo Kee Chinese buffet American Buffet is a marvelous addition to Springfield dining.

The two serving tables offer a multitude of choices.

Standard American fare such as mashed potatoes, fried chicken, salisbury steak and many more choices.

Then there is the small USA-style “Mexican” food offerings that allow you to create your own dishes of that food style; tacos, taco salads, etc. The burritos looked really yummy but with so many choices I will have to wait for the next visit to try the Mexican food.

Making this buffet unique is that along with American and Mexican-type foods there is also a bounty of Chinese food offerings!!!

Every item from the Chinese section tasted delicious to me. Yummy!!!!

All the standard Chinese offerings are present. I especially enjoyed the crab Rangoon that used minimal fried dough surrounding the creamy. tasty center. No BIG “wings” spreading out from the gooey center with these yummy fellows!!! A fine way to obtain maximum taste while reducing calorie content.

There is also a sushi section and a Mongolian barbeque area that appear to be typical in their offerings but I was so busy eating the delicious offerings at the main buffet I did not try those offerings.

While eating all the ingredients were tasty and appear to be of high quality.

No gristle in the chicken nor hard bits of bone in the salisbury steak and the fried chicken was large and meaty and fried excellently. The thin breading had just the right amount of “crunch” for me and seasoned well… enough to taste but not overpower the meat.

The fish was lightly breaded and tasted good. My memory is far from perfect but I believe there was also non-breaded fish offered; my favored way since the calories from breading are avoided. I always look at the fish offerings since cheaply-bought fish usually shows that it is the “cheap stuff” by the off-colors upon it. If I had seen that at American Buffet I would have remembered that!!!

There are several vegetable and soup offerings along with a small desert area I did not sample. I was too full from the yummy meats, mashed potatoes, Chinese goodies and other plate-filling gustatory delights.

I will make another trip and try to get some pictures and comment about other aspects of this new-to-Springfield non-chain, locally owned purveyor of good things to eat!!!