Someone close to me recently pointed out that I have too many reviews in the 70-80 point range and that they’re not dramatic enough. I don’t think this is a fault of my own, but more the status of where we’re at with many of the burgers in town; a lot of above average choices, but not many that stand out and push themselves above that threshold of being fantastic. I couldn’t even tell you the last time I ate a new stand-out burger in town, and I eat at least one or two a week. In fact, I’ve had three burgers in the past week that didn’t satisfy me at all so I have been considering going back to Bachi again because I know they will at least deliver with something that I will love.
I’m sure some of this is the luck of the draw, and by no means have I been to every location in town yet, but I kind of feel a trend coming on. Every major casino in town fills the same mold; they each have a feature steakhouse, feature nightclub, buffet, and now many of them have either a burger joint or destination bar of some kind touting a fabulous burger. Examples are The Pub at the Monte Carlo, Public House at the Venetian, Skybox at Aria, etc. And while a few of those places actually have really good burgers, many of them are better than fast food, but nothing stellar.
This observation pushed me into thinking that maybe I just love burgers too much, and that a mediocre burger fares better for me since it’s still a burger? Or is it the opposite, and that all these burgers are fantastic but I’m such a picky prick about it that I consider them all to be just above average? I have many friends that would agree with the latter. And then I realized that I don’t give a shit what everyone thinks about my scoring. The scores attributed to each burger are completely subjective, and are often swayed by an experience during my meal, my mood, the price, or some other insignificant instance that pushed me in a certain direction.
What you should be taking out of my reviews is the description of the burger itself, and if you’re interested, the décor of the restaurant, the atmosphere, service, price or anything else that may have struck me as worthy of noting in my post. Take what you will out of that information and make your own decision about whether or not to go, just like you would with the unreliable posts all over Yelp. My numbering system is a way to compare one meal to the next, it may be skewed and illogical at times, my overall experience is what matters and you can take from it what you will. I just love a good fucking burger, and I won’t stop until I find them all. Also, would it hurt all burger joints in town to spend a little more time on their fries??