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Restaurant reviews 5/23

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by westie, May 23, 2014.

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  1. westie

    westie VIP Whale

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    Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare
    Wynn
    http://tinyurl.com/pb92l3r


    Bernard’s Bistro
    2021 W. Sunset Road
    http://tinyurl.com/oxcpb3n


    Carlo’s Bakery
    Grand Canal Shoppes
    http://tinyurl.com/nk782u8


    China Poblano
    Cosmopolitan
    http://tinyurl.com/q83o6xv


    db Brasserie
    Venetian
    http://tinyurl.com/q4vzt7f
    http://endoedibles.com/?p=19366


    D.O.C.G. Enoteca
    Cosmopolitan
    http://tinyurl.com/o86h7jh


    Double Barrel Roadhouse
    Monte Carlo
    http://tinyurl.com/px4etqx


    Fat Choy
    Eureka Casino
    http://tinyurl.com/obebagc
    2/1 coupon included in LVA


    Imperial Tacos and Beer
    3900 Paradise Rd
    http://tinyurl.com/nrrnbb8


    Lakeside
    Wynn
    http://tinyurl.com/ndellnf


    Mad Hatter Cupcakes
    4195 S Grand Canyon Dr
    http://endoedibles.com/?p=19461


    Sporting Life Bar
    7778 S. Jones Blvd
    http://tinyurl.com/o9kacwn


    Wicked Spoon
    Cosmopolitan
    http://endoedibles.com/?p=19408
     
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    Sad to see LV Magazine still rewriting press releases and pretending it's a review (Double Barrel). It's apparent the writer never stepped foot in the joint.
     
  3. westie

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    I agree - there is a lot of that going around.
     
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    The same can be said for Carlo's Bakery. The review was short, but glowing.

    My daughter and I have been avid watchers of his show and I am half Italian so we were excited about trying this place out. We don't get good Italian desserts in Phoenix. We took a chance and bought about $160 worth of treats right before we left to bring back to friends, hoping they'd at least be decent enough to go along with the novelty of Carlo's so everyone would appreciate the thought.

    Average would have made us happy.

    We tried the biscotti, various other cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries, cannolis, red velvet cupcakes, brownies, etc.. Not one item was considered good by us or any of our friends. Not a single item.

    Everything was dry, strangely dense and very, very bland. I wondered for a minute if the kitchen ran out of anything but flour and food coloring. It was almost what you'd imagine eating food props is like. We wound up throwing away much of it. Actually, after a few bites we threw all of it away. And my daughter, who loves and eats cannolis at every Italian restaurant she's been at, wouldn't even finish one.

    Most of us are not picky eaters. Hell, most of the friends I gave these to are firemen who would eat any dessert pushed in front of them and not one liked anything from Carlo's.

    The line sure was long, though:) Waited over an hour, total. And my guess is those lines will stay long because of the show, but once he goes off the air, the only reason left to buy his baked goods will be the product itself, then the lines will quickly disappear.

    I will say, though, we went to Buddy V's and did enjoy that. It's a very good Italian Sunday meal kind of place to eat. Very down to earth food, much like I grew up on(although I'm more generous with my garlic). And I say that coming from a family of Italian restaurateurs and having owned my own Italian restaurant for a short time. Which led us to suspect those are not really his recipes. Either that or he's in the wrong line of business if he actually has any interest in quality.
     
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