Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 13:03:35 -0500

From: Francie Brown Francie959[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Denny's question reformulated

In Pennsylvania, the term "family restaurant" or "family style" restaurant

means something quite specific in my experience. Particularly in the western

and central areas of the state, food in a "family style" restaurant may be

served in large communal bowls to be dished out at the table by the diners

themselves, just as they would at home. I have been to such restaurants and

was quite surprised to find this custom existing still somewhere -- albeit it

in less cosmopolitan, off-the-beaten-track towns.