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ChrisOC

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Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Thu, 07/18/13 12:34 PM (permalink)
I remember going to the Horn & Hardart's Automat when I was a kid in Philly.
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Thu, 07/18/13 12:53 PM (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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      ann peeples

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      Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Thu, 07/18/13 1:03 PM (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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        Wabbit

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        Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Thu, 07/18/13 10:50 PM (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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          ces1948

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          Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Thu, 07/18/13 11:05 PM (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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            love2bake

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            Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Fri, 07/19/13 12:50 AM (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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              MetroplexJim

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              Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Fri, 07/19/13 10:16 AM (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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                rmcielwain

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                Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Mon, 07/22/13 9:48 AM (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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                  ces1948

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                  Re:Remembering Cafeteria Fare Mon, 07/22/13 10:11 AM (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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