Restaurant Review: Aria Patisserie

Details: Located in the Aria, at 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158. Official site is https://aria.mgmresorts.com/en/restaurants/aria-patisserie.html

Score: 6.8/10

The Patisserie is located just outside the entrance to the Aria hotel rooms and as such, is the most convenient place to get something to eat if you’re staying in the Aria. It’s also likely the cheapest place to get something quick to eat.

In regards to the hours of this place, the left hand side which handles the individual items on display (sandwiches, croissants, that sort of thing) is open twenty-four hours I think. The right hand side handles bigger items like cakes and is open only during normal business hours… I think.

I came by right before heading to the airport and got a ham and cheese on croissant. Pretty damn good though it cost around ten dollars. It had some kind of spread on it that was delicious.

Overall, this place is convenient, relatively cheap, and most importantly, fast. It’s not a destination spot, but a necessary spot for anyone staying at the Aria.

Restaurant Review: Itavolo

Details: Located at 875 Third Avenue, Concourse level, New York, NY 10022. Official site is http://itavolo.com/

Score: 6.4/10

Itavolo is another lunch place primarily catering to office workers in the area. It’s in the bottom level food court inside a building. You can get there from that buildings lobby down an escalator or through an entrance leading into the nearby subway stop.

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Snack Review: October Fifth, ‘The Happiness’ Assorted Pastry Set

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Details: I couldn’t find an official site, but more information can be found at https://www.posharpstore.com/en/october-fifth-bakery-macau-the-happiness-assorted-pastry-set-15-lbs

Score: 7/10

Got this as a gift a while back and finally got around to eating it. It’s pretty good. Most importantly is the packaging. I’ve realized that any crappy thing can be an amazing gift if you put enough effort into the packaging and they’ve certainly done that here.

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Restaurant Review: Matto Espresso

Details: Located at 114 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016. Official site is http://www.matto.com/

The main sell of Matto is that everything here costs two dollars before tax. Everything. Coffee, baked goods, etc. The location I went to was nice, though there’s no place to sit. I tried a feta cheese filled pastry that I can’t remember the name of and a whole wheat croissant sandwich with egg and other stuff in it. Both were okay.

You need to keep in mind that every product is sized to the price of two dollars. For example, they have bagels with smoked salmon, but they’re tiny. Also, I came by around eleven and you could taste that the food had sat there for a while. It made me a little sick.

Overall, this place is fine for some cheap breakfast. I think I prefer one of the many breakfast food carts around the city over Matto though.

Score: 6.8/10

Restaurant Review: Dunwell Donuts

Details: Located at 102 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009. Official site is https://www.dunwelldoughnuts.com/

A decent place for vegan donuts. I had an orange creamsicle. Each donut is about $2.50. The donut was fine, which I guess is pretty good for a vegan donut. My resident vegan friend said these donuts were much better than Cinnamon Snail donuts. They also have ice cream, though I’m not sure if it’s vegan or not.

Score: 6.5/10