King Buffet, now open at the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center

The institution of the all-you-can-eat buffet, Asian or otherwise, is prime territory for a deeper dive. However, let’s keep the focus narrow, beginning with this entertaining article.

The Nostalgic Glory of the ’90s Chinese Buffet, by Naureen Khan (Bon Appétit)

Today, however, the heyday of the Chinese buffet seems to be long past. While some still exist throughout the country, all the ones we used to go to in my hometown—the China Gardens, the Super Buffets, the King Woks—have closed. I’m deeply nostalgic for that feeling of waking up on a Saturday morning knowing I would spend the next few hours gorging myself at the Chinese buffet.

Accordingly, King Buffet is bucking a trend; consider that the most uncertain early segment of the pandemic has faded sufficiently in the rear view mirror to the extent that we can report the opening of a buffet and maybe even restrict the discussion to food.

King Buffet replaces Legend’s Crab Seafood House on Bardstown Road, by Michael L. Jones (Louisville Business First)

A regional Asian buffet restaurant chain opened a new location in the former Legend’s Crab Seafood House location on Bardstown Road this week.

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