Here’s how to be a champion at the Las Vegas sport of “buffeting.” First, believe in your ability to succeed. Next, plan a strategy and stay on schedule. Finally, start big by hitting brunch at the appropriately titled Bacchanal Buffet (Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Caesars Palace.
This buffet, sent straight from the gods, offers a smoothie station and pancake and waffle extravaganza, in addition to smoked salmon, made-to-order omelets, and more exotic dishes like Ruben Eggs Benedict and Huevos Divorciados. There are hundreds of sweet and savory dishes, and if you think you’re full up after chicken fried steak with country gravy and biscuits, we’ll remind you that quitters never win. caesars.com
Once you’ve mastered brunch head over to Aria’s Proper Eats Food Hall, a modern take on the buffet concept (Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) Instead of grabbing a tray and scooping up as much as you want, enjoy a more civilized approach. Peruse the restaurants available such as Los Angeles’ Wexler’s Deli; London’s Seoul Bird by Judy Joo; New York’s breakfast-centric Egghead by Tao Group Hospitality; Steve Aoki’s Pizzaoki; Portland, Oregon, favorite Shalom Y’all, and build your own culinary adventure. aria.mgmresorts.com
Then, take your shot at the gold—the gold standard that is. In addition to 120 chef-crafted dishes made throughout 16 kitchens, The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas transforms into a seafood spectacular with delicacies from around the globe. Caviar, chilled lobster tails, Dungeness crab, and warm seafood and shellfish specialties are served daily (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Our parting wisdom? You miss 100 percent of the buffets you don’t try. wynnlasvegas.com