Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 13:03:35 -0500 From: Francie Brown 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.