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Lost Wages and Good Meals-Las Vegas Trip Report Day Four (Spice Market Buffet and the Cupcakery)

glazebrookgirl | Jun 9, 2007 06:22 PM

Day 4
Today was checkout day from our hotel, so we had time for a late breakfast/early lunch stop and we wanted to try out the Spice Market Buffet at the new Planet Hollywood/old Aladdin. We had previously been to the Spice Market Buffet for lunch and had enjoyed it. We snuck in to the buffet for the breakfast price and had a first round of breakfast items and then sampled a second round of lunch items. My overall impression was a big “MEH”!

The pros:
-the soup I had, which was tomato bisque, was very good. Rich and hearty with a touch of cream, it tasted homemade
-the seafood offerings for lunch were better than average, with four different kinds of shrimp and shrimp salad, smoked salmon salads, scallops, and a few other seafood dishes I can’t quite remember
-stuffed Cajun pork chop, hubby had this and said it was moist and flavorful

The cons:
-the waffle, French toast, and the pancake were very, very dry
-the hummus was inedible, wrong consistency (too thick, almost paste-like) and the olive oil drizzled on top was bitter
-falafel was bad, basically a heavy, greasy gut-bomb
-chicken fried steak was overcooked and even the gravy couldn’t save it

Our feeling was that the quality of the items had gone downhill since we last tried it (early 2000s). The breakfast items were not that special, and if we wanted to have lunch, we could have a better lunch at Rosemary’s for almost the same price.

Spice Market Buffet
Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
702 785 9005

On our way out of town we stopped at the Cupcakery to pick up a dozen cupcakes for us and the folks. We love the selection of cupcakes and here are our favorites (although they are all delicious):
Kir Royale: moist raspberry cake drenched in a bubbly champagne frosting
Southern Belle :sumptuous red velvet cake smothered with cream cheese frosting
Pina Colada (flavor of the month): yummy coconut-pineapple angel food cake with rich coconut frosting

Worth a stop for those who love cupcakes!

9680 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: (702) 207-2253
http://www.thecupcakery.com/index.html

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