I am actually going to put in a good word for a Chinese buffet place in Pensacola. Hunan's buffet is larger than most, but that isn't why I like to go there. The reason is a unique make-your-own soup bar that is part of the deal.
The soup bar consists of four different broths, and an adjacent bar which is loaded with fresh ingredients, meat, seafood, noodles, herbs, and vegetables, all cut into bite size portions. I love Vietnamese style pho, but I have started coming here to make my own the way I like it.
It is quite delicious, and it is surprising to me that no one seems to be copying the idea.
Another big plus is that it is a lo-cal way to eat out, and those not dieting can be happy too.