Like most people, J and I are trying to stretch our dining out budget during the holiday season. I’d rather buy J something nice than spend a fortune on cheap, but expensive bar food. This morning, we needed to make a grocery store run. We had planned on the weekly Horrocks/Walmart trip, but neither of us could get out of our warm bed. Instead, we slept in and settled for Meijer which doesn’t have the flavor or Propel I like.
Before hiting the grocery store, I needed food. I was starving. J suggested hitting something close and I thought of CiCi’s. I figured it would be fairly cheap and we shouldn’t leave a buffet hungry. I had eaten at a CiCi’s a few years ago with my dad back in Peoria (review HERE). I wasn’t a huge fan of the pizza, but it was cheap. J had never eaten there so it would be something new for her and a second chance for me.
CiCi’s Pizza is part of a strip mall on South Cedar across the street from the Meijer. There are a couple other restaurants in the strip mall and Finley’s American Grill (review HERE), Applebees, and Pizza Hut all have stand alone buildings. We found a place to park in front of the Dollar Store which is just a few doors down from CiCi’s. When you walk in, you come to a register where you pay. The lady working was right on top of things and saw us walk in. The only option for dine in is the endless buffet. We got two of those and two drinks. The total was just over $16 which I thought was high. I thought it’d be closer to $10, but when I did the math in my head, it made since. Six bucks for each of the buffet’s, a couple bucks for drinks and taxes come out to $16. Read the rest of this entry »