A year or so ago while on a trip, my family of six ate at a nice sit down restaurant. It was one of those “order off the menu” places. When the food came we all enjoyed a good tasting meal, but 3 of the 4 boys said, “We’re still hungry, is there anything else to eat?” We’d just dropped $50 on a meal that didn’t fill half the family up.
Since that day, when we do eat out, we hit the buffets and no one leaves hungry. Places like Furrs, Golden Corral and Ci Ci’s have become regular stops on out of town trips.
But living in a small town like Childress, your options are limited. We have only about a dozen places to eat. But our favorite has quickly become the Chinese Buffet 2. And since it’s the #2, we’ve nicknamed this little place “The Deuce.” Funny thing is that the name has kind of stuck around church and the community. We hear people all the time referring to the Chinese Buffet #2 as “The Deuce.”
The owners and operators are Lee and Yen. A sweet couple that moved here from New York. Since we eat in there a lot, Yen and I have become pretty good friends. Yen’s English is often hard to understand, but her smile communicates enough. Her husband, Lee, speaks very little English, so we haven’t got to know each other as well. Sometimes, when it’s been a while since we’ve eat there, we’ll come in and Yen will greet us with a, “Where you bean?” in her Chinese accent.
When someone in our family has a birthday, that person gets to pick where they want to eat their birthday supper. Five out of six of our family will want the Deuce (Lea’s a good sport about all of this). Last month on my birthday when we were eating there, Yen found out it was my birthday and brought me out a big plate of fresh crab legs. Um.
The nice thing about The Deuce? We like the food and when we leave there, every one’s full.
So, where is your favorite place to eat?