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

A Reason to Read Another Bachi Review

April 16th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

There have been only a small handful of restaurants that I actually granted a revisit for one reason or another, despite many requests following some negative reviews over the years. In some cases, like Honey Salt, my first visit was only weeks into their opening so I felt it was necessary after so many accolades for me to come back and see how they tweaked things to run more smoothly. Another well-deserved restaurant was Bachi Burger; my initial review was one of the first on this blog so I felt a better-documented revisit was in order after a while. Of all the places I’ve gone to for repeat meals, none have impressed me as much as Bachi so I feel it’s time for one more review. You’re probably asking yourself why you need to read yet another review about them, but I have my reasons. Continue Reading »

MTO Café

April 9th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

looks goodIn my last review, I declared the burger at Pizza Rock the best in the downtown area, although I had not yet eaten all of them in the vicinity. I’ve eaten almost all of the notable burgers along Fremont St and the surrounding areas, but haven’t yet made my way over to MTO Café until now. MTO is a newer restaurant serving an area of downtown that doesn’t have much of a selection. I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this place both online and through some fans, so was this an unfair, premature statement? Continue Reading »

Pizza Rock

March 26th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

creamyEither I’m getting lucky or some restaurants are just stepping up their game; the last few reviews I’ve posted have all been from extremely positive experiences. Some people claim I’m a bit too critical, but that’s what I’m here for. And besides, I’ve reviewed over 120 burgers in Vegas now so I have a few to reference. This next one comes from a new pizza joint that opened a few months ago called Pizza Rock. I’ve avoided a few reviews such as this in the past because I always assume a restaurant that has one main focus surely can’t make a decent burger, but after my last review that may no longer be the case. If one Italian-focused restaurant produced a fantastic burger, can a second? Continue Reading »

Buddy V’s Ristorante

March 12th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

pretty burgerA long time ago I gave a not-so-positive review to my first experience at Honey Salt just a few weeks after they opened. Many months later I was invited back for a revisit to experience the tweaks and changes they made to their burger. Needless to say it was vastly improved, and I have been back many times since. During one of my more recent visits the fantastic Chef Joe Z told me about the new burger at Buddy V’s in the Venetian that I had to check out. Since he was the man behind two great burgers and many more dishes at Honey Salt, I had to make my way there. It took a few months, but I finally got over there the other day to see if he was able to create another successful burger in a completely different location. Continue Reading »

Bobby’s Burger Palace

February 26th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

huge!More exciting for me than Batali’s new burger joint, Bobby’s Burger Palace just opened at the Mandarin a couple weeks ago. While this is a bit of chain, there are several items exclusive to the Vegas menu and I must review all things burger in town either way. I’ve been to the Massachusetts location a couple times now, and was more than happy with my experience so I knew this would be a good addition to the burger scene in town. The location was a bit questionable as a restaurant placed at the sidewalk directly on the Strip surely doesn’t appeal to a local, so could the concept be as good as the execution? Continue Reading »

Al’s Beef

February 12th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

messy burger!Chalking this review up to a matter of convenience and location, I recently found myself on the West side of Sahara near the newly-opened Al’s Beef and decided to give it a shot. A couple weeks ago a friend took me to Braddah’s next door, and someone mentioned Al’s after seeing my check-in. I don’t think I would have bothered coming here, but after reading about the opening on Eater and then having it suggested by a reader I figured I might as well. Besides, a restaurant that has the word ‘beef’ in its name must serve a decent burger? Continue Reading »

Ketchup Premium Burger Bar

January 28th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

looks dull!I have a handful of potentially decent places on my to-do list right now, but it’s starting to get very thin as I’ve tackled most of the noteworthy restaurants around town at this point. Even with a few new joints opening in the next couple months, we’ve had several long standing burger restaurants close down lately and the trend seems to be slightly fading to pizza and other things. That didn’t stop Planet Hollywood from opening up a new one though, a quietly announced spot called Ketchup Premium Burger Bar. Luckily the space is located right at the entry from the parking garage, saving you from having to walk through their dreaded mall. Still, is it even worth a trip to this tourist trap property? Continue Reading »