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Vinnie Vidimangi Feb 15, 2004 09:44 PM

A really good and inexpensive (considering the high quality) place to go for brunch , a light meal or coffee and dessert. A huge bargain.

I was attracted by the dessert buffet. It turned out to be even better than I had hoped, but you have to figure out the pricing.

First. The is a good salad buffet with two kinds of soup. When we have been , one has been a (light) cream of something, the other chicken or beef. All have been very good, the best place in town would have been proud to serve the beef soup. The salads are Germanic, pickled beets, bean salad with onion, mushrooms with onion, cucumber salad with sour cream (or yogurt) and onion, potato salad with bacon, macaroni salad with ham, sauerkraut.But the use of onion and vinegar is controlled and refined. So unless you are aliumphobic it is manageable and good. There are other items; what deserves a special mention is the excellent homemade fruit salad, which varies in composition and character. All this is $7.95 on weekends, and I think $6.50 during the week.
You can make a meal from the buffet; and to think that lunch at McDonalds costs about $6.00!

Now if you have a menu item that says that it comes with salad, e.g. a hot sandwich or an omellette or fancy egg dish (approx. $7.95) you get one trip to the salad bar with your dish. This does not include the soup, which is an extra $3.50.

Now the desserts. There is a sweet table full of little things. Everything is good and skilled; what you prefer depends on individual taste. Some of the things that we have had have been superbly pleasurable. You try. There is very little butter cream; Mrs Schilling really likes ground almonds and almond paste. The sweet table, all you want, is $8.00; however if you have something off the menu it drops to $5.00.

Coffee is good and limitless for $1.75.

The only thing that I criticize is the potato side dish, and they are working on it.

VVM