Saturday, December 27, 2008

Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino

We had another disappointing meal last night at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa. Friday and Saturday night is their all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at $19.99 a person. We arrived, and got into the longest line because we are only Gold Card Members. that's fine, the have to give some priority to the Diamond, Platinum and Seven Stars guests. Still, we were in line for more than an hour as they only seated about one-in-ten tables with Gold Card members.

Now Mrs. Curmudgeon likes their buffet because she is a seafood lover, and the crab legs are exactly what she wants. Since I am not a seafood eater (allergy) I have to eat the non-seafood items. That's OK, and I'm moderately comfortable with not receiving as much value for my meal, since I don't get the crab legs, salmon, clams and shrimp. Mrs. Curmudgeon is happy, so that make me happy. Well, it did until last night.

A number of year ago, the non-seafood entrees included roast pork loin, prime rib and often some other type of cooked beef, along with fillers such as fried chicken.

The prime rib was replaced a couple of years ago with sirloin. The pork loin has long since vanished, and while the fried chicken remains, there is no other beef to be found. There is a bunch of chinese-style food.

Now, to my dismay, even the sirloin is gone, replaced by brisket. Yeah, brisket, one of the least expensive cuts of beef you can find. Of course the guy cutting it, and serving up tiny portions, is proudly proclaiming it to be roast beef, and serving three-bite portions.

No longer with the $40 bucks, no longer worth the 15 mile drive. My gold card is now about to take one last trip -- to the trash can. We won't be back.


Anonymous said...

Its called a seafood buffet.

Gunner said...

Maybe it is that simple in Texas where you come from, but here is the real west (gotcha Rob!) beef is see-food. You see it, it's food.