I feel like a burger. I also feel like going to Vegas. You know what they have in Vegas?? Burgers!!! Among other things. I’ve been trying not to think about Vegas. Once I come back from there, I have a cooling down period where I still get a kick out of looking at photos, and reminiscing about my trip. Then a sadness comes over me when I realize that I won’t be headed back anytime soon. Then the travel deals start coming by every available media outlet. Then my wife and I start giving each other that look like, ‘We really should go somewhere else this time…… let’s just compare prices……..oh…… Vegas looks cheaper than that other place………Is it weird if we go again?……..’ It goes on and on. Who knows when we’ll end up there again. Maybe sooner than later. In the meantime, let’s talk about hamburgers.
I’m not the foremost expert on hamburgers in Las Vegas. Not even close. I’m thinking that I can tell you a few things, and maybe you can tell me a few things. I want to know what Vegas burger I should try next. Any input would be appreciated.
The first place I’ll probably go that I haven’t tried yet is……
The last time I was in Vegas, I walked by here on the day that it opened for the first time, about an hour before it opened. As you can see, there was already a small lineup.
Bobby Flay was there promoting it, and I took a picture through the window like some strange celebrity gawker. As much as I like him, and have total faith that he would make a good burger, I had just finished a buffet breakfast at the Cosmopolitan, and wasn’t going to eat for another 4 or 5 hours. Friends of mine, who travelled to Vegas about a month later, ate there twice, and provided me with this picture of the New Mexico Burger. Note the location of the potato chips.
Some of my favourite Vegas burgers include…….
The Rising Sun Burger at Holstein’s (Cosmopolitan). Man, I wish I took a picture. Kobe Beef, Teriyaki Glaze, Nori Furikake, Crispy Yam, Spicy Mayo & Tempura Avocado. This was a recommendation from the waiter.
The Euro Burger at Gordon Ramsay’s BurGR (Planet Hollywood). Truffle Aioli, Goat Cheese, Arugula, Oven Roasted Tomato. I ate this before going to a UNLV basketball game. Go Rebels!!
The Famous Blue Cheese Burger at Strip Burger. Normal-ish ingredients other than the blue cheese, but this was the best cooked burger I had. There could have been nothing on it, and it would have been amazing. This is up near Fashion Show Mall, right on the strip.
ABC Burger at Serendipity 3 (Caesar’s Palace). Avocado, Brie and Caramelized Onions. This one I took a picture of. Notice how proud I look.
What Burgers should I try next time I go???