Monday, September 12, 2011

Leaving Las Vegas...

Just caught a replay of an old Top Chef episode with Hubert Keller as one of the contestants. Brought back memories of  Keller's Burger Bar. After binging on all the buffet spreads, you always come back to the Classic. On the last day before leaving Vegas, I was on a search for burgers. And here are two of my favorite Vegas burgers:

The famous stuffed one pound burger at Hash-House A Go-Go, with double Midwest beef patties, and instead of the usual fries, a side of salad. Just had to compensate for the apple-smoked bacon. Best known for its hearty breakfast and brunch specialties and "twisted farm food" fare, the burger is also a stand-out. With the trademark sprig of rosemary stuck on the bun, something Hash House does in all its food, this is a serious burger.  Just off the Strip at West Sahara, great place for huge and hearty breakfasts and loaded burgers. Great atmosphere as well, nice local vibe. If you want to get away from the clattering noise of the slots, and forget about the dollars you lost, this is the place.

Just the basic Black Angus Beef Burger is more than enough to have the "ultimate burger experience" at Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. Recommended with the whole wheat onion bun, you really don't need anything else. You can even create your own ultimate burger experience with other selections, including Kobe and buffalo and a variety of high-end toppings. Established by famed chef Hubert Keller (yup, the same guy on Top Chef), this is a definite must-try for burger purists. Despite the high-end look and feel of the place, Burger Bar has a friendly and casual atmosphere.

There are, without a doubt, many other top burger choices in Sin City, but these two will always be on the top of my list. You just can't leave Vegas without trying these burgers.

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  1. Hey Dude, it's a sprig of rosemary, NOT sage.

  2. Hey there, thanks for letting me know, I somehow knew I got it mixed up when I was trying to recall the old Simon and Garfunkel song..."parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme..." and a hangover doesn't make it easier! Thanks again, and thanks for dropping by!


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