Milwaukee's best lunch buffet, 2009: Casablanca
The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
If you're like us, you enter any buffet with a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other.
The little fella dressed in white says, "sample the fruits of this lovely cuisine, but take it slow, kid." Meanwhile, the sizzling hot demon on the other side urges you to go back and back and back, leading you to stuff yourself silly.
This city is stuffed with hearty lunch buffets of many different ethnicities, but OnMilwaukee.com readers chose Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St., as their overall favorite.
For $6.95, the all-you-can eat buffet seems an endless array of completely vegetarian and vegan options, from the usual offerings of hummus, couscous, babaghannoj (baked eggplant pureed with tahini, olive oil, lemon and garlic) and perfectly fried falafel (ground chick peas and vegetables, formed into balls and deep fried with Middle Eastern spices), to more uunsual -- yet delectably smelling -- entrees such as tahini pasta (dairy-free), eggplant potatoes, mixed vegetable stew, spinach pie and sweet carrots baked with garlic vegetable sauce.
Interestingly, The Buffet at Potowatomi Bingo Casino gave Casablanca a good run for its money.
OnMilwaukee.com editor's choice: Casablanca
2. The Buffet (Potowatomi Bingo Casino)
(tie) The King & I
5. China Gourmet
6. Thai Palace
7. East Garden
9. Seoul Korean Restaurant
I AGREE! LOVE Casablanca's lunch. It's vegetarian but (not to sound feminist) you don't even miss the meat!! SOO good. The carrots are the best. NOM NOM NOM.
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