Saturday, November 21, 2015

Las Vegas Greek Festival

I don't love food festivals typically but the Las Vegas Greek Festival is one of the better organized events around town. 

Prices were high which is typical but the food was good, there was plenty of seating, lines moved quickly, entertainment was fun and they had booze. What's not to like.

I have had a good time on the few occasions I have been over the years. I would choose this festival over any other in town, for what it's worth.

Location: every September - 5300 S El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tusker House - Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World

This was probably the best meal we had during our most recent visit to Disney a World. That isn't saying much, but the addition of Disney characters for photo ops is always a plus.

We were checked in quickly and seated in a small room off the main buffer area. Our server took our drink orders quickly and off to the buffet line we were. There was a decent selection of options, both for kids and adults. The Mickey waffles were not particularly plentiful on the adult line so everyone was forced to crouch down to the kids area and grab as many as we could from those trays. Other than that one glitch the meal sailed along swimmingly.

Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Daisy all came around to each table for autographs and photographs. It was a lot of fun and Daisy was our favorite since she blew us a kiss and she was so darn adorable. 

Our server was friendly and attentive and made sure we all had a good amount of time with each of the characters. 

A nice option inside for breakfast or lunch inside the Animal Kingdom park.

Salted Malted Bakery - Las Vegas

There aren't many good reasons for me to venture all the way to North Las Vegas, but when I'm in the area I'm glad to have found Salted Malted. 

We didn't try any of their savory offerings, but we got a number of different cookies and bars to sample. The churro cookie, soft and amazing. My favorite of the offerings we chose. The rest of the flavors we tried were the carrot cake cookie was great. The heart breaker which is banana, chocolate and peanut butter tasted a little too overwhelmingly like banana for my taste but it was still good. The chipster had toffee and potato chips nestled in it. Amazing as well. Almost tied with the churro cookie as my favorite of the bunch. We rounded out our selections with a pumpkin bar and pumpkin latte cookie that were both excellent. 

Everything is freshly made and you can see they take a great amount of pride in their bakery goods so if I ever find myself in that part of town again, I will be back with a bigger appetite to try as much as I possibly can, including their Poutine and other baked goods.

Location: 6584 N Decatur Blvd, Ste 120, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Items sampled: churro cookie, pumpkin bar, hear breaker, pumpkin latte, chipster, carrot cake cookie 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Joy of Tea - Walt Disney World, Epcot China Pavilion

Overheated and in need of a boba tea. We ordered and it was just ok. The texture of the boba was chewy and the tea was overt sweet. Lower expectations are the name of the food game at Walt Disney World.

Nine Dragons - Walt Disney World, China Pavilion at Epcot

Even walking in with extremely low expectations could not save this meal. 

My fella wanted Chinese, so I relented to trying this place despite the low reviews. We started with some pork belly bao which was absolutely disgusting. They were topped with a sauce that looked and tasted like thousand island dressing. Nothing else about this dish was memorable. The XLB were a mushy mess not even worth mentioning. I ordered garlic noodles as well and they were also bad. Chewy, with an unappetizing texture I just didn't like any part of this meal.

Service was friendly and attentive. Our server was so sweet but nothing could make up for the inedible mess that they serve here.

Items sampled: XLB, garlic noodles, pork belly bao

Location: Epcot - World Showcase, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Jaburritos - Las Vegas

Big ol' sushi rolls the size of your face? Yes, please. 

I came in during their first week and I opted for the select your own option. I chose salmon, soft shell crab, cucumber, yuzu guacamole and tobiko. The staff was new and just learning, but patience was key and they were really trying to learn.

They let you try any of the sauces and add anything on the side if you prefer. I was impressed by how friendly and accommodating everyone was and I look forward to giving them another try soon. If only they were closer to home.

Items sampled: build your own sushi burrito with salmon, tobiko, soft shell crab, yuzu guacamole and cucumber

Location: 2600 W Sahara Ave, Ste 115, Las Vegas, NV 89102

World's Best Corndog - Las Vegas Food Truck

World's best corndog? I don't know about that but these are some pretty pretty delicious doggies.

We ordered the pineapple brat corndog to share and it was delicious. I was worried the batter wouldn't work well with the texture and flavor of the sausage, but I was wrong. The batter was a little grainy but was tasty. 

I won't go out of my way to find this food truck again but it's a solid choice when you come across them out on the road.

Location: all over 

Items sampled: pineapple brat corndog