Articles tagged ‘awful fries’

Stewart + Ogden

January 2nd, 2014 by Erik Chudy

what's with the bun?Happy New Year! As I said in my previous review, several restaurants have opened recently with burgers potentially worth writing about, so I’m trying to do my best to get to all of them in the next few weeks. This next one comes from the newly reopened and rebranded Downtown Grand, which added a little café called Stewart + Ogden. I’ve always been a big fan of the downtown area, but with all its hype in the past year or two I feel like there is still a lack of decent restaurants. The Grand’s simple, yet cool remodel brought a great new place for people to hang out on 3rd Street next to an old favorite of mine, but did they also bring a good new place to eat? continue reading »

PoshBurger Bistro (CLOSED)

April 22nd, 2013 by Erik Chudy

fancy?It’s not very often these days that a new burger joint pops up on the scene and generates as much inquiry and drama as PoshBurger Bistro has lately. I’ve had friends text me about its arrival, followers tweeting me, and plenty of hype and rumors on local web sites. The menu offers a $29 burger, along with much skepticism as to if an off-Strip location can really sustain such a high priced meal. I’ve had cheaper burgers on the Strip that weren’t worth their value, so this promised to be an interesting ordeal. All of this, combined with a recent Groupon offer made it the perfect storm for my latest review. And boy is there some drama around it. continue reading »

Poppy Den

January 9th, 2013 by Erik Chudy

looks goodSpoiler alert: just like Town Square, Tivoli Village doesn’t have any good places to dine. In fact, Tivoli might be one of the larger development failures in recent years in Las Vegas. I found nothing good at Bottles & Burgers which recently closed, and I don’t think anyone in town could tell you the name of another restaurant there. Now we welcome Poppy Den, the latest restaurant to open in this cursed shopping area. This place is brought to us by Chef Angelo Sosa from Top Chef D.C. and Top Chef All Stars which really means nothing to me as I don’t watch any of those. Still, with those credentials it promised maybe something good. Right? 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 »