Well it sure has been a while since my last real update! Big changes in my life have made blogging difficult. I should rename my blog “Overworked. Underfed. Beyond Exhausted.” Discovering new, fantastic, and delicious things is still really a big passion of mine, but I just have much less time and energy to dedicate to such endeavors as of late. Once in a while, the opportunity comes up. I’ll snap some pictures (mostly with my phone these days), but never get around to blogging. Sometimes I wonder, who really follows blogs these days. It seems like the Millennial generation is all about quick instant snapshots of fun, food, fashion, lifestyle, and what not. Maybe I’m projecting my own feelings. Maybe I just don’t have the patient to read, or it just bores me to tears and puts me to sleep. But then I think about the world and how it’s just falling to pieces. People need entertaining distraction and things to salivate over. At least, that’s how I feel these days. So enough of my yammering! On with the food!
Las Vegas continues to be a hot market for the expansion of established chains/brands. The Cosmopolitan Hotel has a small food hall with a well curated selection of eateries from all over the country. I tried all of them except Lardo, which is a delicious sandwich shop from Portland. I was not in the mood for sandwiches during my visit, but I quite enjoyed their sandwiches when I lived in Portland.
District Donuts hails from New Orleans. And that’s about all I know about it.
Cereal & Milk vanilla bean glaze, fruity pebbles
The cashier told us this was one of the more popular flavors. It wasn’t too sweet. The fruity pebbles were a nostalgic throwback in place of traditional rainbow sprinkles. The donut itself was surprisingly dense. It wasn’t the moistest cake donut, but it wasn’t bad at all.
Monte Cristo Croque-Nut applewood smoked ham, havarti cheese, dijon mustard, griddled donut, raspberry preserves, powdered sugar
Yelpers raved about this one. I will admit it was a hearty gut buster of a sandwich. The salty ham was well balanced by the creamy cheesy and tangy mustard. The donut bun with the sweet jam made for more interesting contrast.
They don’t skimp on the ham, that’s for sure.
I wasn’t super impressed by District. Then again, I didn’t try all they had to offer. If I were passing by and really needed something sweet and heavy or savory and greasy, then I’d go for it. But out of the Cosmo’s food hall, I would rank District at the bottom.
0 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here