While it seems every food has a month or day, National Burger Month is definitely worth celebrating. From the all-American cheeseburger to a Japanese-influenced miso soy burger, Vegas offers a burger for every palate.
“Everyone loves a great burger, it’s something you can grab really quick and everyone recognizes it—it’s why it’s so popular,” says Anthony Meidenbauer, corporate executive chef of Block 16 Hospitality.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite burgers in Vegas.
Burger: The LBS Perfect Burger.
Available at: LBS: A Burger Joint at Red Rock Casino.
Why we love it: The Perfect Burger is just that–a perfect blend of ingredients. A beef patty topped with Gruyere cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, frisee greens and housemade ketchup. Needless to say, The Perfect Burger is all about the perfect ingredients:
“They work well together in harmony but you still get the flavors of each… You can pick it all out but it still works so perfectly together. Hence, named the ‘perfect burger,’” says Meidenbauer.
Burger: The Surf & Turf Burger.
Available at: Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay.
Why we love it: Who doesn’t love the best of both worlds? With a black angus beef patty and half of a grilled lobster–this burger is fit for a king.
Burger: The mini, mini burger.
Available at: Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace.
Why we love it: While you usually don’t go to a restaurant for hors d’ouvres, you might want to reconsider. The micro mini burger is made with savory ingredients like cornichons, capers, shallots, Dijon mustard and more to create a one-bite hors d’oeuvre packed with unforgettable flavor. Oh, and don’t forget the Parmesan bun.
Burger: The lamb tandoori burger.
Available at: BLT Burger at The Mirage.
Why we love it: If you’re tired of boring beef, spice up your burger with Indian flair. Start with ground lamb and add mint, cilantro, yogurt sauce and cucumber. This burger is delicious on its own– but make sure you add a toasted marshmallow milkshake to wash it down.
Burger: The Rising Sun.
Available at: Holstein’s at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Why we love it: The Rising Sun burger is a Japanese-style burger that includes some tasty ingredients.
“Whether it’s a burger or a steak, no matter what it is, when you start with good stuff you’re going to end with good stuff,” says Meidenbauer.
The Rising Sun burger includes premium ingredients such as Kobe beef, teriyaki glaze, nori furikake, crispy yam, spicy mayo and tempura avocado. With that winning combination, we wouldn’t mind the sun rising more than once a day.
Burger: Thanksgiving Turkey Burger.
Available at: KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers.
Why we love it: The Thanksgiving Turkey Burger is truly a bite of Thanksgiving. This filling burger includes stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy served on a white bun. We wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted to take a post-meal nap.