Triple George

September 14th, 2011 by Erik Chudy

what a sweet setup!If you know me at all, then you’d know that I practically lived at Sidebar for the past year or two. I’m on a first name basis with everyone behind the bar there, as well as most of the folks next door at the Triple George Grill where all their delicious food comes from. Because I’ve been there so much, I have had the time to try almost everything on their menu, but my favorite item is always the burger. Sure the preferential treatment always sweetens the deal, but I won’t even try to hold you in any suspense, this is one tasty burger. continue reading »

Grind Burger Bar & Lounge (CLOSED)

August 30th, 2011 by Erik Chudy

As the suggestions are starting to roll in, my to-do list is quickly growing so I thought I’d tackle a fairly new and often mentioned location, Grind Burger Bar & Lounge. With a pretty awesome 2 for 1 offer that you can find in most magazines in town, and some additional free items typically found on their website, it all sounded pretty sweet.  Was it? continue reading »

Vintner Grill

August 22nd, 2011 by Erik Chudy

Located in an inconspicuous office park in Summerlin, Vintner Grill has been a favorite dinner spot of mine for a few years now. Looking at the address and being familiar with most restaurant locations in Vegas off of the strip, one would assume the entrance is facing directly onto Charleston Blvd, but you would be mistaken. Once you finally locate the entry amongst your standard setup of covered office parking spaces in the back, you enter a space rich with modern design and accessories. It might be a tad cluttered, but I really like the space and have always loved everything I’ve eaten for dinner. This is the first time I’ve been there for lunch, and jumped on the chance when I saw a burger on the menu. But did it stand up as well as the dinners I’ve eaten? continue reading »


July 1st, 2011 by Erik Chudy

Holstein's 'Gold Standard' burgerSo close but so far is all I can say of this new restaurant.  I went with a friend on opening night and everything was perfect; the meat was cooked to order, the toppings were flavorful and well proportioned, the bun was great, and I walked out of there claiming that it might have unseated Burger Bar as one of my favorites (More on Burger Bar in a future article).  The bacon, cheese, and garlic aioli all had great flavor, and didn’t compete with each other.  I went back a second time a week later with the always negative writer of our sister site, the Boston Burger Blog, and the meat was very overcooked.  Again the toppings and bun were excellent, but the overcooked meat greatly took away from our experience and flavor.  We both agreed that if the meat was cooked medium-rare as ordered, it would have earned several more points.  Being a restaurant that has a burger and shake theme, this is something that really should be right every time.

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