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A Wicked Good Brunch at Wicked Spoon

Too many good things for one plate.
Too many good things for one plate.

I don’t know about other people, but when I tell someone I just went to Las Vegas, the first question is “Where did you stay?” The next question, though, is “Which buffet did you eat at?” Perhaps it’s because I’m a food blogger, but I tend to think it’s because the buffets are just so damn good that gluttony in Vegas is just a more interesting sin than gambling. Thus, on my most recent outing to Vegas the buffet of choice was Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan.

Yes, that is a huge pile of bacon back there.
Yes, that is a huge pile of bacon back there.

We went over brunch time and this is really the best time to snag a buffet. First off, the price was a ludicrously low $27 per person and also it gives an opportunity to eat food from two different meals. Thus, I opened my eating with some eggs benedict and bacon. The meal was off to a pretty amazing start, as the bacon was perfectly crispy and the egg was perfectly runny. Yet, as much as I wanted to, I did my best not to fill up on bacon because it was just your typical bacon that you could find at a continental breakfast. This is not a bad thing, but had it been upgraded to thick-cut or something like that I just would have eaten more of it.

This buffet is good to the marrow.
This buffet is good to the marrow.

Instead, I delved into a number of things. House-made Italian Sausage, mac and cheese, fried chicken, honey sriracha wings, crawfish risotto, pepperoni pull-bread, drunken noodles, a pear polenta dish and even bone marrow passed through my lips and into my gullet over the course of the meal. I probably could have eaten my weight in the mac and cheese and honey sriracha wings alone, but this was a buffet and I had to try so much. Hell, even the juices were great mixes like mango-orange-ginger, but you could have just ordered something regular if you wanted to.

I can’t say that this was the best buffet I’ve had in Vegas, because that title is still held by Bacchanal. Nonetheless, Wicked Spoon had some great options I’ve never before seen at a buffet and probably the best bang for your buck that I’ve seen. After all, I’m not sure it’s possible to leave a buffet like this unsatisfied.