Rick’s Press Room (Meridian, ID)

May 25th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

IMG_9606Continuing my series of traveling reviews, today’s comes from Idaho again by way of Rick’s Press Room. Rick’s is a restaurant once featured on Diner’s for whatever that’s worth, although that isn’t the reason I went. It’s located outside of the downtown Boise area in Meridian; it’s a bit out of the way so they have to offer something good for Guy to venture there, right? continue reading »

10 Barrel Brewing Company (Boise, ID)

May 4th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

IMG_9583Hi there! Sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. This is the start of my reviews from the road; in case you didn’t read my last post I determined that I had sampled a majority of what Vegas had to offer so I’m touring around the US and also many parts of Europe to see what other cities can do to the beloved burger. There have been a few openings in Vegas I need to review soon, but for now you’re going to get an idea of what else is out there. continue reading »

MTO Café

April 9th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

looks goodIn my last review, I declared the burger at Pizza Rock the best in the downtown area, although I had not yet eaten all of them in the vicinity. I’ve eaten almost all of the notable burgers along Fremont St and the surrounding areas, but haven’t yet made my way over to MTO Café until now. MTO is a newer restaurant serving an area of downtown that doesn’t have much of a selection. I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this place both online and through some fans, so was this an unfair, premature statement? continue reading »

Bobby’s Burger Palace

February 26th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

huge!More exciting for me than Batali’s new burger joint, Bobby’s Burger Palace just opened at the Mandarin a couple weeks ago. While this is a bit of chain, there are several items exclusive to the Vegas menu and I must review all things burger in town either way. I’ve been to the Massachusetts location a couple times now, and was more than happy with my experience so I knew this would be a good addition to the burger scene in town. The location was a bit questionable as a restaurant placed at the sidewalk directly on the Strip surely doesn’t appeal to a local, so could the concept be as good as the execution? continue reading »

Al’s Beef

February 12th, 2014 by Erik Chudy

messy burger!Chalking this review up to a matter of convenience and location, I recently found myself on the West side of Sahara near the newly-opened Al’s Beef and decided to give it a shot. A couple weeks ago a friend took me to Braddah’s next door, and someone mentioned Al’s after seeing my check-in. I don’t think I would have bothered coming here, but after reading about the opening on Eater and then having it suggested by a reader I figured I might as well. Besides, a restaurant that has the word ‘beef’ in its name must serve a decent burger? continue reading »

SkinnyFats

November 11th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

looks pretty good!I still have a handful of burgers on my to-do list including some on-Strip steakhouses that potentially have good yet expensive burgers, and maybe a couple of local’s spots that some friends swear by in town, but I think I’ve pretty much handled just about any burger worth eating in Vegas at this point. Still, new restaurants keep popping up all over town, so my work to review what’s out there will never cease. One of the newest hot spots that’s been frequently mentioned by many of my friends is SkinnyFats, which also happens to have a massive burger on their menu. So once again I ventured out for a lunch to try this latest offering to the burger world, and come back with my full report just for you. continue reading »

Du-Pars Restaurant and Bakery

October 24th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

bacon!After experiencing a severely disappointing burger adventure a couple months ago on Fremont St, I’ve been a bit hesitant to venture back over to some of the other recommended old school restaurants and test their burgers. El Cortez didn’t disappoint, but it didn’t have any of the fanfare that places like Du-Par’s have been getting from some local supporters. With little motivation to travel too far away from my office the other day, I broke down and decided to walk over to Fremont and give Du-Par’s a shot. And I’m actually glad I did. continue reading »