One thing I have to give Vegas credit for is their food. Everywhere you go is incredible, even if the prices are ridiculous. I'm not a total penny pincher. I splurge on a $6 pumpkin spice latte once or twice a year. Getting me to pay top dollar requires some serious background checking and recommendations. Either that or you're footing the bill. However, in Vegas everything is a splurge so you might as well go all in or go home. When we realized that we were literally stranded thousands of miles away from home because of a giant snowstorm, we found a new hotel and went to get some food. What better way to deal with your problems than gorging yourself at the largest buffet you've ever been to in your life? Just because you're stranded does not mean that work can stay on vacation though. So after you eat more food in one sitting that you've eaten in a month, you must make your way to a good coffee shop with reliable wi-fi. This brings me to two pretty amazing locations: Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan and Sambalatte in The Monte Carlo.
So to bring you back up to speed, I left for Vegas on a Friday night in January and was supposed to return that Sunday night. Chicago decided to have one of the worst snowstorms in history that weekend cancelling my flight and forcing me to get on one Monday afternoon instead. We heard about this buffet-style restaurant in The Cosmopolitan and decided this was it. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, here we come. There was literally everything you could possibly think of available. Italian, steak, omelets, bagels, sushi, desserts, gelato, pizza. I've never seen so many categories of food in one place in my life. I really only wanted breakfast food. It was a comfort food kind of moment and they delivered. I ordered my own customized omelet, a link of maple-apple chicken sausage, French Toast, fruit and yogurt, a smoothie and some gnocchi that I couldn't resist. My drink of choice was a bottomless cup of coffee which was very much needed. I followed everything with Nutella gelato. I'd been craving gelato the entire weekend so it was exactly what I wanted. The experience was great but I can't say that I'd go back to Wicked Spoon. The Cosmoplitan, yes. I just don't eat enough food to justify the price of buffets. That's not a Vegas thing, that's just a personal thing. What do you think? Are buffets worth the price to you?
Now the important part, the coffee shop. After we ate and did a little walking around, I decided to get out of the room and get some work done. So I went to the concierge at the Monte Carlo, where we were staying, to see if there was a coffee shop close by that had wi-fi. Little did I know, this cute little place called Sambalatte was right across the casino floor. Not only did they have really, really great coffee, they also had wi-fi, power stations and outdoor seating with these gigantic tiki lamps to keep you warm. This was easily my favorite spot while visiting Vegas. Quaint, quiet for the most part and full of the scent of coffee. I was able to crank out a ton of work but still felt like I was on vacation. If you're in Las Vegas and want a good cup of coffee and a quiet place to go and relax or get some things done, I highly suggest visiting Sambalatte. I wish I could have brought the place back with me.
This concludes my culinary tour of Las Vegas but I do have a post completely dedicated to the Britney concert coming next week. To say that my video editing skills lack is an understatement. Once those are finished up, you will get some pretty amazing photos and videos. This was by far, hands down the best experience I had in Vegas and one of the best experiences I've ever had in my entire life.
Have you ever been to The Wicked Spoon or Sambalatte in Vegas?