Sherman's Food Adventures: PizzaCake by Buddy Valastro

PizzaCake by Buddy Valastro

We moved from one Buddy Valastro joint to another in the nearby Harrah's.  Located within the casino, PizzaCake offers up, you guessed it, pizza and cake.  In addition to whole, really large NYC-style pizzas, you can get them by the slice as well.  That goes for the cake offerings too.  Naturally, we tried all the available slices of both pizzas and cake.  Much like Jersey Eats, PizzaCake is open late until 4:00am on weekdays and 5:00am on weekends.  Therefore, it is a great place to grab a bite after some clubbing or gambling.

Before we get to the pizza (and cakes), we had the Garlic Bites first and I really enjoyed them.  They were essentially pizza bread triangles tossed in herbed garlic butter and parm.  A few of us thought they were a bit salty, but for me, they were super garlicky and the saltiness of the parm was quickly doused by the side of tangy marinara.  The pizza bread itself was soft and airy while crispy on the outside.

As for the pizza, we tried every available slice and I had my definite favorites.  I thought the Boss Slice was the best with cup & crisp pepperoni, sliced sausage, meatballs and bacon crumble.  Yes, this was a meat heavy pizza, but that is what I like!  The crust was classic NYC thin and crispy.  Toppings were considerable and hence, the flavor was intense.  I also enjoyed the Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Slice (love Buddy's bacon!) where it was creamy and meaty with the aforementioned bacon.

Onto some sweets, we tried the Cannoli and it featured a thin and crisp shell while the ricotta filling was creamy and fairly light.  It was sweet, but not overly so.  The show stopper of the bunch was the Rainbow Cake with 6 layers of colored sponge cake.  The cake itself was airy and light while not overly sweet.  However, the icing was definitely sweet.  I believe you need a sweet tooth to properly enjoy this!

They also have a Peanut Butter Cookie Cake as well as a S'mores Cookie Cake.  They at very much like how they appeared being sweet and candy-like.  I much preferred the peanut butter one since I personally love the flavor.  Moreover, it had a bit more variation in taste other than being just sweet like the S'mores.  Both featured a cookie base that was somewhat soft with a crunchy edge.  So there you have it, a spot that serves both pizza and cake...  until 4:00am!  Well, we were here much earlier than that and the pizza was great with a thin crispy crust.  Cakes were good too, but you need a sweet tooth!

*All food was complimentary for this blog post*

The Good:
- Lots of pizza slices
- That crust was excellent!
- Open real late

The Bad:
- Cakes and desserts were pretty sweet, but no issue if you have a sweet tooth!


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