La Comida

May 15th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

gooey bunContinuing the theme of restaurants on East Fremont, today’s review comes to you via the just-opened La Comida, the Mexican joint from Michael Morton around the corner from Commonwealth, Le Thai and all the other hipster hot-spots in the area. I heard early on that they were going to have a burger on their menu, so the anticipation was there long before the restaurant opened. Normally I wouldn’t jump on a restaurant within their first week of opening, let alone a Mexican restaurant that also happens to have a burger on their menu, so this was a huge risk for failure. Not being one to ever turn down any sort of burger meal, risk or not, I bravely ventured in here to give their hamburguesa a shot. How did it fare? continue reading »

Park on Fremont

May 2nd, 2013 by Erik Chudy

nice presentationI really love everything that’s going on around East Fremont; with all of the new bars and restaurants the scene is really coming together. But along with all those new venues comes droves of hipsters almost as intolerable to me as the droves of tourists on the Strip, so I tend to visit this area during the day for lunch and weeknights. My impatience aside, the downtown area needs great food to go with its great bars, so I was very excited to hear that the new Park on Fremont was going to be serving more than just snacks. Billed as a gastro-pub, this recently abused word suggests a fancy array of snacks and main dishes to go along with a large drink menu. But can this suggestion truly become a reality? continue reading »

The VBB 2013 Burger Tournament Champion

May 1st, 2013 by Erik Chudy

the champs!After a drawn out, dramatic and controversial week, we have a winner in the VBB 2013 Burger Tournament with the title of ‘Best Burger in Las Vegas’: DW Bistro! I would like to congratulate Bryce, Dalton and the entire staff who got completely involved down the stretch and pushed for all their friends, Facebook followers and customers to vote them to the top. Their New Mexican-style green chili cheeseburger and DW turkey burger definitely proved their superiority! I would also like to send major praise to runner-up View Wine Bar for a terrific run through the tournament; hopefully this contest raised awareness for some fantastic off-Strip burgers that were under the radar before. The results of the entire tournament can be seen here. continue reading »

The VBB 2013 Burger Tournament Finals

April 29th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

Finals!After a very long and stressful two weeks, we have finally reached the last round of the Vegas Burger Blog tournament to determine the Best Burger in Las Vegas according to the voters. The voting has taken some very unexpected turns deviating from most of the favorites that everyone expected to win, and we are left with two non-burger joints competing for the title: 9 seed and local favorite DW Bistro against continue reading »

The VBB 2013 Burger Tournament Final Four

April 25th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

Final FourYes this is turning into quite the drawn out ordeal, but we have now reached the Final Four of the VBB 2013 Burger Tournament to determine the Best Burger in Las Vegas. There has been plenty of hate mail, comments and controversy sent my way regarding how often folks can vote and who was included in the list. Regardless of what’s gone on, I’ve left the voting results alone to transpire as they will, and this turned into quite the battle of whose Facebook pages could generate more votes at the 11th hour. With almost 4,000 page views yesterday alone, we are left with continue reading »

The VBB 2013 Burger Tournament Round 3

April 23rd, 2013 by Erik Chudy

Elite EightWelcome to Round 3 of our overly drawn out 2013 Burger Tournament to determine the Best Burger in Las Vegas. Unfortunately I think this is turning into a contest of who has better PR and social media presence, and not really who has the best burgers in town, as In-N-Out completely lost to KGB. Both Bachi Burger and DW Bistro somehow came from behind just before midnight to beat LBS and Poppy Den respectively. While I’m not trying to pick favorites, the results of both were a pleasant surprise when I woke up this morning. Still, this is completely up to the voters, so I leave it up to you guys to vote for who you want! continue reading »

The VBB 2013 Burger Tournament Round 2

April 19th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

Round 2Congratulations to the winners of Round 1! There were a few blow outs during the first round, but also a couple of very close calls. You can see all the voting results here and here. We are now on to the 8 matchups of Round 2, and on our way to finding out which burger my readers think is the best in town. These polls will be open from now until midnight on April 22, giving you plenty of time to vote in case you’re busy over the weekend. You can see an updated bracket here for your reference. Here are your Round 2 matchups: