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Westchase serves a keen buffet

Published Oct. 1, 2005

Westchase and night life, said together, don't exactly trip off the tongue. But every other Wednesday night at the Westchase Golf Club, diners congregate for an all-you-can-eat buffet that rivals many major restaurants.

"I think people don't realize we're open to the general public, that we're not a private course," said Cathy Young, manager of the Clubhouse Grill.

Indeed, every day of the week the restaurant overlooking the Westchase Golf Course is open to the public with a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees.

But for theme dinners, you might want to check out the country club fare that so far has included a tour of China and a trek south-of-the-border.

"We just wanted to do something different, to keep people interested," Young said.

A seafood buffet was on tap one recent Wednesday night, and while the Westchase Golf Club might not exactly be a "date place," it certainly is a great place to bring the kids and still enjoy fine dining.

Diners and restaurant staff seem perfectly comfortable with toddlers crawling around on the floor, weaving in, out and around tables, amusing themselves with plush toys.

That night, the buffet offered a cornucopia of bay chowder, stuffed flounder filled with cheese, crabmeat and shrimp, scallops, bread, potatoes, corn on the cob, peel-and-eat shrimp _ and key lime pie, pecan pie and cake.

Upcoming events include an Easter buffet that will include leg of lamb, chicken Marsala, rosemary potatoes and champagne. On April 9, it's "Back to the Bayou" for an all Cajun evening, and April 23, it's a "Night in Milano."

"We try to do a different theme each time," Young said.

Westchase Clubhouse Grill

10217 Radcliffe Drive; 854-4415

All-you-can-eat buffet, every other Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

$ 8.95 for adults; $3.95 for children.

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