Archive for 2011


July 1st, 2011 by Erik Chudy

Holstein's 'Gold Standard' burgerSo close but so far is all I can say of this new restaurant.  I went with a friend on opening night and everything was perfect; the meat was cooked to order, the toppings were flavorful and well proportioned, the bun was great, and I walked out of there claiming that it might have unseated Burger Bar as one of my favorites (More on Burger Bar in a future article).  The bacon, cheese, and garlic aioli all had great flavor, and didn’t compete with each other.  I went back a second time a week later with the always negative writer of our sister site, the Boston Burger Blog, and the meat was very overcooked.  Again the toppings and bun were excellent, but the overcooked meat greatly took away from our experience and flavor.  We both agreed that if the meat was cooked medium-rare as ordered, it would have earned several more points.  Being a restaurant that has a burger and shake theme, this is something that really should be right every time.

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Greetings, hungry reader

July 1st, 2011 by Erik Chudy

Welcome to the Vegas Burger Blog.  I am your host Erik Chudy, and I’m here to nitpick and complain about every burger in the Las Vegas area.  Some of you might be thinking, “you seem like a jerk, you’re already admitting to complaining about a burger you haven’t even tried yet” and you’d be right.  But I have good reason.  See, most burger places regularly serve sub-par burgers, and I think a majority of you are easily impressed.  It’s my job to go around town, try all these burgers, and provide an honest opinion so that the public is properly informed.  It’s probably not going to help me lose any weight, but this is how I sacrifice myself for the common good.  Yea, I’m nice like that. continue reading »