I’ve got some really sad news to report to all-you-can eat buffet lovers: The International Food House Buffet on 35th btw. 7+8th has turned into a pay for what it weighs, by the lb. buffet. Considering the current economic state, this isn’t too surprising, but it is still depressing on many levels. 1) Serving up a wide range of Latin food, it was one of the only two or three non-Indian all you can eat buffets in Midtown. 2) It was a shockingly cheap $8.95. 3) By the pound buffets are a big kick in the pants to fat guys everywhere… especially when you’re serving heavy food like rice, beans, plantains, and stewed meats. For $5.95 a pound, the price can get up there pretty quickly.
Unable to turn away from their massive selection, I decided to see how I would fare under this new format. In the process I came up with a few suggestions for anybody looking to brave the *new* International Food House Buffet.