Vegas Gluttony: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Earl of Sandwich
Everyone has their rituals when they go to Vegas. Mine is to run to the roulette table and place $20 on 27 until it hits. Well, I only do that if it’s my birthday. Which, okay, was only once. It took two tries to hit, by the way, so I walked away from the table $700 richer.
Anyway, the point is, HB’s ritual is to get a tea latte from The Coffee Bean (referred to as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) every day that she can.
So, shortly after we landed, dropped our luggage off at our hotel and freshened up, we made our way to the location in Planet Hollywood or rather in Miracle Mile (the line of shops adjacent to Planet Hollywood).
I wasn’t feelin’ the latte (though I wanted to try their Earl Grey latte) so instead I ordered a Japanese cherry blossom iced tea. Refreshing with a light cherry scent to it and a cherry blossom aftertaste, not bad, though it comes unsweetened, so add your own sugar.
Afterwards, we headed to Earl of Sandwich (also in Planet Hollywood), which HB said was pretty good whenever she’d gone in the past.
Sandwiches clock in at just over $6 after tax, so super cheap as well – especially given that she told me usually she splits a sandwich with her boyfriend and they’re full. Unfortunately, the sandwich she usually gets is no longer on the menu, so she resorted to a ham and cheese, which she said was fine but nothing to go out of her way for.
I chose to get the Earl’s Club because I am daft and was combining the first two sandwiches in my head; I thought it was roast beef but turns out it was…
roast turkey with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sandwich sauce. The bread was really good – crispy and yet soft, perfect sandwich bread. And while the flavors went well with each other, the turkey was a bit more bland than I’d have liked, so most of the flavor came from bacon (which isn’t a bad thing, but I like things to be more medleys of harmony!). Overall, though, it was pretty tasty.
Yvo says: I like the tea place, it has interesting drinks and the prices are about average (maybe a bit lower) for like Starbucks. The sandwich place has a bunch of interesting sandwiches, and for $6 and change, you really can’t go wrong. Tasty, a decent quick meal for between poker hands. Heh.