The very latest from the desk of the Vegas Burger Blog…

The 2014 VBB Burger Tournament Round 3

August 1st, 2014 by Erik Chudy

Well that was interesting, many of the Round 2 contests were handled pretty early on, while a couple remained tight until the end including one contest that was won by 1 vote. Also, it looks like DW’s online fans have shown up again in large quantities, and could prove to be too strong a match for anyone just in numbers. For those keeping score at home, here is your updated bracket through today’s round. These polls are open now through midnight PST tonight, you can vote once per hour if you’d like to keep adding your votes! The next round will start at 10AM Monday morning to give us all a break for the weekend. Places will start dropping off fast, so be ready! Here are today’s ‘Sweet 16′ Round 3 polls: Continue Reading »

The 2014 VBB Burger Tournament Round 2

July 30th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

With Round 1 completed we head into Round 2 with 32 restaurants, and a slightly more refined list of burgers. If you don’t agree with any of the results so far, make sure you get the word out to vote for your favorite burgers in town so they can continue into the Sweet 16 round coming up next! These polls will run through Thursday July 31 at midnight, so be sure to get your votes in until then! You can vote once every 10 minutes, so feel free to rack up the votes for your favorite restaurant! This is the last round that will go for two days, after this they will be quick one day face-offs. Here are your Round 2 polls: Continue Reading »

The 2014 VBB Burger Tournament Round 1

July 28th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

Ok folks, after much anticipation (I think) the VBB 2014 Best Burger in Las Vegas tournament is here! This year we are starting off with 64 restaurants in the first round to really give many of the places in town a fair chance. You can download the bracket here and follow along from home if you’d like. These polls will be open for two days, from 10AM July 28 Pacific time through midnight July 29. The winning 32 teams will face off starting at 10AM July 30 and run through midnight of July 31. The next few rounds will probably run just for one day so we don’t drag this out too long, so make sure you check back often to vote for your favorite burger. Be sure to tell all your friends, and more importantly do your part to go eat some burgers at your favorite places and let them know you’re voting for them! Also, please note that I am limiting votes to 1 every 10 minutes per IP address to try and make this a fair contest; last year we had some folks trying to use computer labs and other tricks to falsely rack up the votes. DW Bistro won fair and square in the end, but I had some odd things happening at certain points of the contest. We want this to be fun, and we want this to be fair… Here are your polls for round 1!!

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The 2014 VBB Burger Tournament is Coming!

July 21st, 2014 by Erik Chudy

Yes folks, you heard it right! I’ve been a bit busy so unfortunately this contest didn’t occur during the month of May for Burger Month, but it’s never too late for Las Vegas to vote for its favorite burger! This year I have selected 64 restaurants in the city to vie for the title of Best Burger in Las Vegas, and I couldn’t be more excited to see how this goes. Last year’s contest managed to bring in over 34,000 visitors to the site and 13,678 total votes, let’s see if we can exceed that this year! Tell all your friends, and be sure to visit your favorite restaurants from the list to cheer them on and let them know what’s happening. Round 1 of the contest starts July 28 at 10AM pacific time, so be ready to vote! Continue Reading »

Café de La Pedrera (Barcelona, Spain)

July 7th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

Barcelona_a (631)So I’m well aware that in my last post I told you not to bother getting a burger while in Spain, but I have just one more to report on. As many of you know, Barcelona has quite a few buildings designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudí, 9 to be exact. On top of being a burger freak, I’m also a lover of great buildings so I spent much of my time in Barcelona visiting all of Gaudí’s buildings along with many other great ones. On our last evening in the city we visited Gaudí’s Casa Milà and dined in the Café de La Pedrera inside the building. I wasn’t expecting to eat another burger in this city, but when I saw a slider listed on the menu “inspired by Chef Joël Robuchon” I had to partake. Could I possibly eat a fantastic burger while sitting in one of my favorite architects’ buildings? Continue Reading »

Hamburguesería Kiosko (Barcelona, Spain)

June 24th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

Barcelona (27)Well hello strangers, sorry it’s been so long! I just got back from a three month tour across much of Europe, and I have quite a few burgers to report on! Initially I wasn’t quite sure of how many burgers we would actually be able to eat while surrounded by so much other great food, but after a while we got a craving for a good old burger and my old ways took over. The first European burger comes to you from a restaurant called Hamburguesería Kiosko located in Barcelona. After a bit of research one afternoon, I quickly determined that Kiosko was one of the favorites around town so we decided to make that our sample of what Barcelona had to offer for the burger scene. We had already seen burgers on the menus of several tapas restaurants throughout Madrid and Sevilla, so we were well aware that Spain was slowly embracing the burger scene, but the couple I tried weren’t even worth mentioning. Could Barcelona handle them better? Continue Reading »

Rick’s Press Room (Meridian, ID)

May 25th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

IMG_9606Continuing my series of traveling reviews, today’s comes from Idaho again by way of Rick’s Press Room. Rick’s is a restaurant once featured on Diner’s for whatever that’s worth, although that isn’t the reason I went. It’s located outside of the downtown Boise area in Meridian; it’s a bit out of the way so they have to offer something good for Guy to venture there, right? Continue Reading »