Thursday, October 21, 2004

Wild Potato Buffet, Cherokee Casino, Catoosa, OK

We're just in from the Cherokee Casino-Catoosa. Tony and I zipped out there after Will and Grace for the dinner buffet at the Wild Potato Buffet and a little gambling. This is the first time I've done their dinner buffet—usually we do the post-midnight breakfast buffet (it's a steal at $2.95 per person!)—since I had a buy-one-get-one-free coupon. It was an okay buffet, but I don't know that I'd want to do it often at $10.95 per person (includes drinks and tax). I think it's about $2 over priced for the variety, quality, and types of food. Anyway, they had a very tasty German potato salad on the salad buffet and I was rather intrigued with their version of the buffet standard shredded carrot and raisin salad.....they added small pineapple chunks, sunflower seeds, and the mixture was curried! The soups were *both* minestrone. I didn't eat it, but Tony said it tasted like it came from a can. LOL Lots of fried foods and meats tonight, plus they had lots of pasta--stuffed shells, tortellini, and some kind of chicken fettucine casserole. I did enjoy a lot of their vegetables, though. We were too late to have the roast beef from the carving station or the barbecued ribs the remnants of which I saw laying around here and there. Dessert was fun. They have a chocolate fountain. You can skewer your own fruits and marshmallows, dip them in the fountain, then garnish them with all kinds of nuts and sprinkles.