Remembering Cafeteria Fare

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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/18 12:34:33 (permalink)
I remember going to the Horn & Hardart's Automat when I was a kid in Philly.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/18 12:53:11 (permalink)
Oh, I loved going to the Automat in New York when I was a kid. I remember being surprised -- I think it was in 1960 -- to find a Horn & Hardart Automat in Philadelphia. I never knew that's where it started.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/18 13:03:37 (permalink)
North Carolina still has cafeterias-I forget the names, but its the only place I can still get chicken livers....
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/18 22:50:27 (permalink)
In North Carolina the K&W and C&H cafeteria's are quite popular . As far as Chicken Liver's many of the mom & pop places have them as a lunch special, served with two veggies and bread.  The Kerner House cafeteria here in town is still great. They make food, not open can's,  alot of seasonal veggies.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/18 23:05:37 (permalink)
I don't think we have anything resembling a cafeteria around here anymore. Of course IMO there's not a  whole lot difference between a cafeteria and a AYCE place.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/19 00:50:29 (permalink)
Wow--I remember the Automat in NYC, too!  I remember the lady who would give you change for the machines without having to count out each coin--she could do it by feel or something.  It was impressive.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/19 10:16:04 (permalink)
When I was a necessarily thrifty young adult with two kids we loved cafeterias:  in grad school in Charlottesville, Morrison's on Barracks Road and the University Cafeteria on "The Corner". 
 
The "Uni-Caf" was almost "fine dining"; I actually met Col. Harland Sanders there!  (And, yes, he was wearing his 'ice cream' suit and fedora).
 
In D.C. we always enjoyed Scholl's Colonial Cafeterias (along with bus-loads of tourists!).
 
These days we shun buffets, but there is a decent small chain down here in Dallas that we go to for their "meat & 3": http://www.mamasdaughtersdiner.com/ - friendly serrvice and good, honest food at a very reasonable price.   
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/22 09:48:51 (permalink)
Used to have the old Morrison's, going downstairs, in the middle of Northside Mall in Dothan, AL.  Always famous for their trout almondine.  Moved across 231 to Wiregrass Commons & eventually became Piccadilly.  The Morrison's at the Panama City Mall closed when the takeover happened -- eventually became a Barnhills for a few years, & even though it looked like business was good, they also closed.
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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare 2013/07/22 10:11:00 (permalink)
A few years ago we were in SW Virginia and went to one of the chains mentioned above and I was surprised to see it full of younger people with children, that definitely was in contrast to most cafeteria's I've visited in past few years which were about 90% seniors.
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