Ketchup Premium Burger Bar

January 28th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

looks dull!I have a handful of potentially decent places on my to-do list right now, but it’s starting to get very thin as I’ve tackled most of the noteworthy restaurants around town at this point. Even with a few new joints opening in the next couple months, we’ve had several long standing burger restaurants close down lately and the trend seems to be slightly fading to pizza and other things. That didn’t stop Planet Hollywood from opening up a new one though, a quietly announced spot called Ketchup Premium Burger Bar. Luckily the space is located right at the entry from the parking garage, saving you from having to walk through their dreaded mall. Still, is it even worth a trip to this tourist trap property? continue reading »

Gordon Ramsay BurGR (a revisit)

June 3rd, 2013 by Erik Chudy

beautiful burgerI have so many burgers on my to-do list, but after the fallout of my tournament I realize there’s a lot of places I didn’t completely enjoy the first time that may need a revisit due to overwhelming popularity. One such place is Gordon Ramsay BurGR, which has had almost four times as many page views than any other review I’ve done, and brings in dozens of visitors a day through search engines. Clearly the tourists or some demographic out there is very keen on Mr. Ramsay’s burgers more so than any other place in town. I thought the burger was definitely decent my first time, but iffy service and horrible fries didn’t leave me completely satisfied so I headed back recently to see if they’ve gotten their act together and if it really lives up to all the hype. continue reading »

Gordon Ramsay BurGR

January 7th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

that's a good looking burger!You’d think that after a couple years of eating burgers one would run out of places to go in a small-ish city like Las Vegas, yet my to-do list is constantly growing with places I’ve never heard of. And now along comes celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay with not one but three new restaurants in the past several months, including BurGR at the Planet Hollywood. There has been much hype about all of his new locations, especially Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris which supposedly has a 3 month backup for reservations, so the food must be good right? This made my expectations very high for one of his restaurants devoted solely to my favorite meal. But could it possibly deliver? continue reading »

Cheeseburger Las Vegas

February 28th, 2012 by Erik Chudy

is this a cafeteria?Based on a very adamant recommendation by a colleague in the industry, I caved and made my way over to Cheeseburger Las Vegas while at Planet Hollywood for work. This guy has been reading my reviews and agrees with a lot of what I have to say, so I was curious about how this would turn out. Sadly, not so great. continue reading »