Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I hope you're hungry

Las Vegas, a gigantic buffet, and Alka Seltzer have all come together to form the perfect storm of gluttony.
It's time to raise a glass of bubbly — the maker of the Alka-Seltzer antacid tablet has set a record for creating the world's largest buffet.
Cue the European "intellectual" sneering about how fat Americans are.
About 850 hungry customers helped Bayer HealthCare LLC, a subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical and chemical firm Bayer AG, celebrate the 75th anniversary of its heartburn relief product — known for the jingle "plop, plop, fizz, fizz" — by partaking in a massive spread at the Las Vegas Hilton.

In all, 510 dishes were set in front of the crowd Tuesday. Each one had to be certified distinct by a Guinness World Record adjudicator.

They ranged from Mongolian chicken and salmon Wellington to creme brulee and homemade apple pie.
Knowing me, I'd probably just keep going back for the shrimp and crab legs. And if they had an omelet station, I might get one of those, too. With ham, cheese, onions, and maybe some peppers. Yeah.

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