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Las Vegas: Top 5 Food Experiences

Fat Tuesdays in hand.

Fat Tuesdays in hand.

Now, we like to eat. On our trip to Las Vegas, we didn’t just want to eat at cheap food courts or cheap buffets — we wanted an experience. And with some of the places we chose, boy did we get it! Let me warn you now: Portions here are HUGE.

Needless to say, to finish digesting and be ready to go to the club in less than an hour (sans food baby) was a miraculous feat. So here it is, my top 5 favorite food stops in Las Vegas this trip:

Gimme cookie dough ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies any day!

5) Sugar Factory: $4.95 Ice cream cookie sandwiches

While we didn’t get a chance to eat at the restaurant, we did have time to stop inside the store — which is loaded with sweet treats (and I am a dessert fiend). Sugar Factory is located on the strip, right outside the Paris Hotel.

For only $4.95, you can get an ice cream cookie sandwich the size of your head. Choose your cookie, your ice cream filling, and voila! The only problem is finishing it before it melts in the Las Vegas heat.

If you do get a chance to stop by, one thing I wish we could’ve tried were their huge goblet cocktails. I bet they’re delicious.

Monstrous plates of food at Hash House A Go Go at the Quad.

4) Hash House A Go Go: Eggs Benedict

Take a look at that pile of food on the left — yeah, Ayaka had no idea what she was getting into when she ordered the Chicken Eggs Benedict at Hash House A Go Go, located upstairs inside The Quad. That’s normally the number one complaint I hear about any Eggs Benedict — that it was too small. Well, you don’t have to worry about that here!

It was no easy task to devour a skillet full of Chorizo Hash either (my dish on the right), complete with a huge buttery biscuit, fruit, and a slab of eggs.

People are clamoring to get into this place — so get there early, or be prepared to gamble downstairs while you wait. We went for brunch and waited for about 45 minutes (but time always goes by pretty quickly while you’re waiting in a casino).

Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3.

3) Serendipity 3: Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yeah, it’s another dessert — but you’ve got to save room for this signature treat! Located just outside of Caesar’s Palace, there’s an adorable pink restaurant called Serendipity 3, perfect for a night of casual dining.

We experienced a really short wait here — less than 10 minutes. You can choose to eat outside on the patio, or inside (of course you’ll pick inside because why would you voluntarily sit in an oven).

I got the Triple Decker Grilled Cheese, and if you know me, you know how I loved me grilled cheese. Let me tell you now, it’s loaded with three different cheeses: brie, cheddar, and swiss, and it’s completely yummy. It’s served with tomato soup, or you can substitute for fries.

Aside from the great food and desserts, the restaurant’s theme is just really adorable. Your fries even come wrapped in pink and orange striped paper! Definitely a fun time.

Adrienne (@adrihui), in food heaven..

Adrienne (@adrihui), in food heaven.

2) Bacchanal Buffet

Cece kept saying she only wanted to do one thing on this trip and that was to experience the best buffet in Vegas — so that brought us to Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace.

At $50 a head for dinner, you better come hungry. But don’t get me wrong, the amount of things to choose from at this buffet is massive. So if you manage to eat a little bit of everything, I think you’ll have gotten your moneys worth.

There’s a seafood section (crab, oysters, etc.), sushi platters, a taco counter, so many different kinds of meat and sausage (including lamb chops and prime rib — yum!), a salad bar, meat and cheese platters…even individual loaded baked potatoes! I’m really only scratching the surface here.

But the best part: the all you can eat macaroons at the dessert table — and the gelato bar. Let me say that again: a gelato bar! My sweet tooth was off the charts. You’ll need a nap after this, if you can afford some downtime!

My absolute favorite: Fat Tuesday.

My absolute favorite: Fat Tuesday.

1) Fat Tuesday

I know this isn’t “food” per se, but it is a major drink establishment all over the Strip and it is my absolute favorite thing about Las Vegas. Why? Because spiked slushies are the best — especially spiked slushies you’re legally allowed to drink while walking around in the hot sun.

But I haven’t even told you all the best part yet: extra shots are only $1 – $3, depending on the quality of liquor. That essentially means that every time I get my favorite, the Cadillac Margarita (190 Octane + Margarita), I can get an extra shot of Jose for $1. So cheap! Choose from their menu of mixed flavors, or choose your own.

I sprung for one of those long, yard glasses the first time just for show, but ended up getting a 32 oz. tumbler later for $15. You can even get it refilled for $11 at any of their stores. Definitely worth it. Buzzed is the only way to walk the hot Strip.

Whenever you need one, there always seems to be a Fat Tuesday right around the corner for that emergency Margarita.

What are your favorite Vegas eats? I’d love to hear them! Sound off in the comments below.


2 thoughts on “Las Vegas: Top 5 Food Experiences

  1. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe the portion sizes! I think if I ever visit Las Vegas I’ll have to not eat anything for about a month beforehand. Awesome photography by the way,especially love the ice cream cookie sandwich photo.

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