I must get better at self-promotion. Last Friday, I had a story in the Times-Picayune testing the theories of Steven Shaw. In his book Asian Dining Rules, Shaw offers tips and strategies for getting a great meal at any Asian restaurant–including the humble buffet:

"Remember, " Shaw writes, "a buffet is a system in which the participants exercise a tremendous amount of self-determination. The most facile person at the buffet is going to get the best meal. That person should be you."

Yes, I would be that person. Today, the Panda King would bow to me.

This piece played poorly with the peanut gallery in the comments section. I was called a rambling writer, a wasteful diner, and a woman. Are there women named “Todd”?


2 Responses to Asian dining

  1. Robert says:

    Yes, but only in certain out of the way reaches in Bulgaria. I believe at least one feminine “Todd” was featured in the Burger King “Whopper Virgins” commercials.

    The more you know!

    Also, jesus dude, you read the comments on the TP’s website? No. No, no, no, no. No.

  2. Alex says:

    “Wasteful” – attach a monetary value to eating. The food might be bad, but better to eat bad food than get what you want.

    … and I agree w/ Robert on the T-P comments page, where almost every thread finds its way to coded racism in 10 posts or less.