All-Star Burger Bash at MGM Grand

October 10th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

special passAs many of you know, last week I was invited to the All-Star Burger Bash at MGM as part of their 4th Annual food & Wine All-Star Weekend. I was extremely excited coming into this, as all eight burgers sounded great. Unfortunately what I forgot, but was quickly reminded of when I started eating, is that mass-produced, rushed food events such as this rarely produce great products. We noticed many sliders were missing ingredients from one to the other, and in many cases we could rarely taste all of the ingredients listed in their descriptions. Either way we had a great time, met some awesome people, and ate tons of food! Continue reading to see a brief rundown of each slider offered. continue reading »

MGM All-Star Burger Bash Preview

October 1st, 2013 by Erik Chudy

So yesterday I got invited to the All-Star Burger Bash portion of the 4th Annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend at MGM and I’m pretty excited. The whole thing is a 3 day long set of food-centric events at the MGM Grand, but this is really the only part that pertains to me of course. It looks like tickets are still available for several of the events, so if you’re interested definitely go check it out for yourself. I will be at the MGM Grand Pool on Saturday from 1:30-3:30 to sample the many different burgers that are being featured. Needless to say, I probably won’t be eating breakfast beforehand. continue reading »

PUB 1842

July 26th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

big bunI still think that one of my most surprising burger meals of the year came from a restaurant that is unfortunately closed now, Nobhill. It was a Vegas institution for over 12 years until it closed in March, and I somehow missed eating there until just before it left us. But with that sad bit of news came something positive; a new Michael Mina restaurant to take over the old Seablue space by the name of PUB 1842. We all secretly hoped that a replacement burger would be made there, and were even given hints at something fantastic during some preview events, so after giving them a few weeks to get their kinks worked out I made my way over just to see what they came up with. continue reading »

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

June 11th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

melty!While almost all of my reviews are planned ahead of time through my always growing to-do list, every once in a while I end up at a random restaurant with clients and the chance to try a random burger. Such is the case with Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, which is where I ended up at recently. Historically this scenario ends in disaster; I hate succumbing to peer pressure and ordering the default burger on some menu because I’m the ‘burger guy’ and everyone wants to watch me eat one, but in this case it actually turned out fairly well. continue reading »

Nobhill Tavern (CLOSED)

March 4th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

huge fries!This meal deserves a full review due to both the longevity of this restaurant in Vegas as well as the quality, but you only have until the end of the month before it closes for good so I’ll keep it short and give you time to get there. Nobhill has been in the MGM Grand for over 12 years now and recently announced their closure to make way for a new venue in a couple months. Known for a killer happy hour, they serve a burger on this menu that has somehow gone under my radar until recently. I only wish I was told about this burger earlier.
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