My friends from high school - Lee, Rochelle, Yolanda, and Michelle - were in Las Vegas recently. They seem to be fairly familiar with the Vegas scene (there is a propensity for locals to vacation there), and Lee provided me with some tips that I hope to check out soon. Special bonus points for the Zippy's chili reference!
Oh my goodness. We had too many buffets, I think. However, we really really liked the buffet at the Paris. We've been to soooo many both here and in Vegas, but that one had things we'd never seen on a buffet before. It was french themed, but it also had a fair amount of carved meats and mediterranean dishes, but the desserts were sooo good! We were just walking by, but tried it because they have a list of buffet offerings posted outside, so we got an idea what we'd be getting before actually going in.
We also went to the Bellagio brunch and the Aladdin's Spice Market Buffet. The Bellagio one was quite good, too. Lot's of dishes, great desserts and the food was well prepared and fresh. The Spice Market Buffet, which we had heard was fantastic, was disappointing, perhaps because we had already gone to the other two. Also, they have sushi there, and since we know good sushi it didn't impress us that much.
Michelle always used to like to go to the RIO's seafood buffet (there are different buffets with different themes, though). She said that the quality isn't as good as it used to be, and it's more expensive.
Funny, they have a TODAI there (like the ones in California and Hawaii), I think it's at the Aladdin as well.
One night, we went to see "Avenue Q" at the Wynn and heard that the Wynn's buffet is supposed to be really good, but didn't get a chance to see it or eat there...if you go, let us know!
The other thing we had to do (being hawaii local folks) was go to the California Hotel in the middle of the night and eat saimin and zippy's chili. Well, Rachelle had saimin and Yolanda had Chili Spaghetti (I had fried chicken which reminded me of Zippy's chicken!). Yes, we're weird...