Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

The unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
The unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

If you go to Las Vegas very often, you will eventually find yourself wandering around looking for a snack. Rumor has long been that the Cosmopolitan has a secret pizza place. There is no advertising. There isn’t even a sign on the door. Intrigued, my friends and I went there one late night on our last trip. It turns out that Secret Pizza at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is an amazing choice for a late night snack. They sell pizza by the slice with pretty much any toppings you want. Continue reading “Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas”

Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas

Trust Dine Drink Travel. Two hours at the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet is plenty.
Trust Dine Drink Travel. Two hours at the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet is plenty.

So I get it. I really do. Buffets are all you can eat. Proposing to limit what you eat at the buffet is, thus, a problem. When we went to the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet in Las Vegas the week between Christmas and New Years Day, we were concerned to see this sign. What do you mean we can only be there two hours? Then I remembered that I have been there several times before. The buffet always defeats me in much less time than this. The buffet here defines excess in Las Vegas. Here’s the thing, though: The food is excellent. It takes multiple rooms to hold all of the options, and almost all of the options are good. It is even worth the considerable price you have to pay. Continue reading “Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas”

Bruxie Las Vegas for excellent fried chicken

Holy Chicken sandwich and Irish Nachos at Bruxie Las Vegas
Holy Chicken sandwich and Irish Nachos at Bruxie Las Vegas. We shared this between two people, and that proved an excellent idea. The fried chicken was excellent.

Sometimes accidents are happy things. Part of the joy of Las Vegas for me is the escape of it all. I was able to stay in a two bedroom penthouse at the Aria Sky Suites a few years ago, and Le Cirque in the Bellagio is one of my favorite places to eat. I pretend I am a high roller. Happily, however, I recently traveled with friends who do Vegas very differently. That meant I tried places I might not otherwise have sampled, and Bruxie Las Vegas was a happy accident they helped me discover. They serve excellent fried chicken, have reasonable prices, and are an excellent stop if you are anywhere near the New York New York. Continue reading “Bruxie Las Vegas for excellent fried chicken”

Bellagio Buffet for a quick meal in Las Vegas

The Bellagio buffet in Las Vegas.
The Bellagio buffet in Las Vegas isn’t as large as some, but it offers plenty of choices. Those choices are presented well.

When it first opened, the Bellagio buffet was probably the nicest one in Las Vegas. 15 or 20 years ago, I remember friends coming home and raving about it. It is still very good. There are plenty of choices, they are presented well, and everything is clean and in good order. Unfortunately, it is no longer one of the best in Las Vegas. Dine Drink Travel will review the Bacchanal buffet at Caesar’s in February, and the Wynn buffet also offers a lot more choices. The Bellagio buffet is a great place to get a quick meal, and it is perfect if you are already at the hotel. It just isn’t worth taking a special trip. This review covers a brunch I ate there with my wife last month. Continue reading “Bellagio Buffet for a quick meal in Las Vegas”

La King’s Confectionary in Galveston

La King’s Confectionary in Galveston, Texas. Go hear to know exactly what it feels like to be a kid in a candy store.

You have heard the expression “kid in a candy store,” but you probably don’t know– don’t really know– what that means. Old school candy stores a a dying breed, and it is hard to find a master of the craft. Happily, a few old school candy stores are still around. La King’s Confectionary in Galveston is the grand champion of the bunch. As a bonus, you are probably in Galveston on a day when it is hot outside, and delicious ice cream treats are always a good idea in that case. Continue reading “La King’s Confectionary in Galveston”