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Jul 8, 2008 06:59 AM

Vegas buffet question

I'll be in Las Vegas the end of August and the people I'm traveling with will want to do some buffets, but I have a slight problem.
A short time ago I had a gastric bypass and can't tolerate most foods right now due to ulcers on my new stomach.
Will the different hotels allow me to sit in the buffet area with my friends and relatives?

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  1. I don't think there's a "Yes" or "No" answer to your question. I have held gatherings at buffet restaurants in which some attendees chose for whatever reason not to have any food, and had no trouble with the restaurant on the issue of non-eaters. On the other hand, I could see the opposite reaction from a restaurant, too. Obviously that's something you can clarify before you enter the particular buffet.

    1. Vegas has evolved as a culinary town by huge leaps over the past 10 or so years. Buffets are a remnant of its not-so-glorious culinary past. Myself, I wish they would just fade away and make room for worthwhile restaurants. To me the buffet exemplifies much of what has gone wrong with our society in a culinary sense. What can you say about insane amounts of mediocre food all moderately priced for the herds of tourists to graze on. It seems that you've made great strides towards improving you life in taking the major step of having a bypass. It seems silly and masochistic to me to subject yourself to that type of temptation. Your companions should understand your predicament. To answer your question, yes they will let you sit without eating. Just don't!

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      1. re: climberdoc

        There is no temptation anymore!
        Along with the surgery, you loose your appetite and any cravings you might have.