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“4 Best” Buffets in Las Vegas – A Foodie’s Review

Working in the restaurant industry is hard. It’s time consuming and really drains your energy. This is a review of the buffers on the Vegas Strip that I have heard called “the best”.

I have rated them on a scale of 1-5. 5 being the best and 1 being the worst. They are rated on culinary options, food quality, customer service, prices, and cleanliness.

1. The Bacchanal Buffet –

My husband and I have eaten at this buffet several times. This is easily the largest buffet that I am aware of in the Las Vegas Strip. It has multiple options and in my humble opinion, the largest seafood and meat selection of all the buffets I have experienced. The food quality has always been stellar (It has the best and largest sushi selection) and it tends to be the place I find myself craving when I think of Las Vegas. The customer service has always been decent. They tend to be the most attentive though I did have an experience where the server asked my husband and I to leave due to her needing the table. Working in the business, I understand needing the table, however, the way it was phrased definitely could have been better. That being said we have always enjoyed our experiences. The prices are the highest at this buffet but it is always worth it. You do need to go hungry to get your moneys worth though. I do have to give The Bacchanal a high five for cleanliness. They have always done a great job clearing tables and keeping the food areas clean. This is super important because no guest wants to eat next to a dirty table or pick off of dirty forks. The overall rating I would give to The Bacchanal Buffet is 4.5/5.

2. The Wicked Spoon Buffet-

This is one of my personal favorites. While it isn’t as large as The Bacchanal Buffet. It has great flavors. The items that are features in the buffet are well seasoned and flavorful. The customer service has always been really good. Drinks have been consistently refilled and the server was always there when needed. The price for the options and the quality of food is not unreasonable by any means. The tables and food buffets have always been clean when I have attended. Overall this buffet has always impressed me, my only qualm is that it is a bit off the beaten path and can be hard to find. The overall rating for The Wicked Spoon Buffet is 4/5.

3. The Buffet at The Bellagio-

This buffet is one of the smaller ones. While it has a decent size carving section, it has always impressed me with the amount of vegetarian options. They have more vegetables that have been cooked and a salad bar than some of the other buffets. The quality has always been great and I haven’t had a bad meal there once. While the customer service is good, you are in charge of getting your own drinks and for the price it kind of leaves the customer wanting. This particular buffet is probably the one that always has tables cleaned and reset the fastest. I attribute this to the fact that it’s the smallest and the “servers” do the least amount of work out of all the buffets. The overall rating of this buffet is 3/5.

4. The Buffet at The Aria-

While this buffet had the largest seating possible and was in one of the newest hotels, I was disappointed. If you go before 12 am you will not find many options. It had the smallest food options and for the options given it was probably the priciest. The quality was decent but lacked flavor. The customer service and cleanliness of this particular buffet was poor. While the food buffet area was clean the tables needed desperate attention. I watched the table next to us remain dirty for close to 20 minutes. I also had to ask our server for a drink 3 times prior to getting it. This happened not only on our first visit but on the second one as well. The overall rating for this buffet is 2.5.

Over all, I would highly recommend The Bacchanal Buffet or The Wicked Spoon Buffet. I would say the best one for breakfast is The Buffet at the Bellagio. I would not recommend The Buffet at The Aria.

Daily Life · Food Recipes · Hygge

How To Make A Deliciously Quick Egg Sandwich

I blame my father. He is the one who coined this recipe. He is also the one who would make it for my little sister and I while we watched Sleeping Beauty, now I can’t watch Sleeping Beauty or eat an eggy sandwich without the other. That being said you should know it’s addicting, it’s easy and it is budget friendly!

Ingredients:

  1. Bread – 2 slices of any type you like
  2. Mayonnaise – I like the kind with olive oil but whatever you got is great
  3. Eggs – at least 1 per sandwich; though I like using 2
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. Cheese – Kraft american cheese slices melt best but whatever you want will taste amazing.
  6. Skillet
  7. Butter/oil for skillet
  8. Toaster
  9. Spatula

Directions: 

  1. Heat up skillet with butter or oil in it (medium heat is best).
  2. Toast bread; when it is finished toasting spread mayonnaise on one slice.
  3. Fry Egg in pan – this can be done over-easy or hard fry – whatever you like (personally I don’t like runny yolks; even though that’s how dad makes it, so I hard fry) .
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Place cheese on top of egg for 30 seconds AFTER the egg is done cooking and the pan is turned off.
  6. Place Egg and cheese on bread – Create your sandwich
  7. Enjoy!

Ok so here are some tips – adding bacon or sausage is super yummy and so is lettuce and tomato. It kind of makes it like a BLT with egg. If you don’t want to use mayo – use guacamole or avocado, something to add creaminess. This is one of those sandwiches that’s been tried out on all my friends – they love it. It’s a staple in my life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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How To: Make Mini Egg Muffins

I like eggs. My husband loves eggs. Every weekend guess what is made for breakfast at our house – EGGS!! So here’s the thing – I only really like scrambled eggs and I really hate that it’s a ton of work standing at the stove making it. It takes a ton of work. That being said – I have created a recipe based off of reading several different Pinterest/Blog ideas on how to make mini egg quiches. This recipe is great for a morning when you don’t want to stand at the stove or for when you have a ton of guests for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs – About 1-2 per person
  2. Basil – dried about 2 teaspoons
  3. Onion – Half a big onion minced
  4. Garlic Powder – about 2 teaspoons
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Milk – about 1/4 cup per 6 eggs
  7. Cheese – 1/4 Cup per 6 eggs give or take(I like cheddar but any kind would work; also I have not used a vegan cheese substitute so I’m not sure how it would work)
  8. Oregano –  about 2 teaspoons
  9. Bacon – I used pre-made bacon bits and loved it – about 1/4 cup per 6 eggs
  10. Oven – Preheated to 350 degrees (F)
  11. Muffin Tin
  12. Non stick spray/butter
  13. Mixing Bowl
  14. Whisk
  15. 1/2 cup measuring cup

If you find that you need to add more eggs – do so. I didn’t measure so this is all via guess-work.

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tin with non stick spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl – Mix eggs, milk, and seasonings with whisk
  3. Add Cheese, bacon, and onions
  4. scoop egg mixture into muffin tin using 1/2 cup measuring scoop
  5. Place in oven and back for 10 min.
  6. Test the tops after 10 min – muffins will pop out of cups when they are fully cooked – tops should be just set. rotate pan at 10 min mark if they are not cooked.
  7. let rest for 2 min after pulling from oven.

These egg “muffins” go great with sausage and fried potatoes. They are perfect for each person to have one or two without having to put in a bowl and get that wetness at the bottom (you know when you have eggs sitting in a bowl and somehow you get water in the bottom from condensation and then the eggs sit in a ‘soup’). I tested this recipe out when we had 2 other people staying with us and it was a huge hit. You could do any variation of items you wanted. Best part is that they keep and reheat beautifully (no more than 2 days) so you can make them the night before then heat and go the next morning.