Archive for October, 2012

Wine 5 Café

October 29th, 2012 by Erik Chudy

look at those grill marks!In my quest for obscure, off-the-strip locations, along comes a recommendation from a former colleague to try out a no-name place by the name of Wine 5 Café. He described it as a Kenyan/American fusion restaurant, and claimed an amazing burger and ‘transcendent’ chili fries. It’s a bit far from where I make my rounds these days, but a recent commitment brought me towards the north-west part of town and I finally made my visit. Was it as good as he claimed? continue reading »

Max Brenner

October 19th, 2012 by Erik Chudy

big plate!Everyone seems to think they know it all when it comes to their favorite burger in town, myself included, and this problem doubles when that place also happens to be where they work. People have a certain pride in their workplace if they love it there, and will defend it to the death. I had a friend who worked at Max Brenner in the Forum Shops who always swore they had one of the best burgers she’s ever eaten, which I would normally accept if this place wasn’t known mostly for their chocolate. How can a dessert place actually have a decent enough burger for her to recommend to me? continue reading »

Crown & Anchor British Pub

October 19th, 2012 by Erik Chudy

looks kinda plainI’ve heard about it for years, but I somehow never made it to the Crown & Anchor British Pub until a couple weeks ago. It’s always high on a lot my friend’s lists of dive bars along with Frankie’s Tiki Room, the Double Down, etc, but those recommendations are typically more for drinks and overall ambiance than food. This is why I was particularly skeptical about this one, even with a few friends swearing by it. Needless to say, I ate it and was more than surprised. continue reading »