Hu-Hots Compliment - Hu-Hots: not bad for the price, and dinner comes with entertainment
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA -- If you've never been to a Mongolian Grill, I'll explain a bit of the process for you. You belly up to the buffet bar, where you pick out the yummy goodies you want included in your meal, then hand them to the cook, who grills them right there in front of you on a large, round grill.
Hu-Hots (specifically the one on E. Arrowhead) follows this formula. The food is pretty good- honestly, how can you really go wrong with barbeque?- and the prices are not too terribly steep, considering it's a buffet and you can eat all that you want.
What I enjoy about this particular location the most, however, are the particular cooks they have working for them. There's one in particular (I've never managed to learn his name) who is so upbeat, so cheerful as he cooks your food, that it's contagious. (I know, I know- 'contagious' and 'food' should never be included in the same review!). He whistles a lot, sings a lot, takes care to get your order exactly right, smiles and makes eye contact, and generally makes you feel welcome.
Considering the fact that he probably spends eight hours a day on his feet, walking around a big grill and flipping food with a knife, that's actually a pretty nice accomplishment. Personally, I'd be bored into stupefaction.
So kudos to the E. Arrowhead Hu-Hots. Or at least to their happy cooks.