More red meat in Las Vegas!
Ducked into New York, New York, to get out of the rain this weekend, and found the place buzzing.
Black plastic covers renovations underway, just off the casino floor, where a new sports bar — The Sporting House Bar & Grill — is replacing the big space vacated by ESPN Zone.
And near the “Zumanity” entrance, a new burger spot: Broadway Burger Bar & Grill. Its official opening was Friday.
Brilliant addition to the best little food court on The Strip.
This is red meat at its best, not quite organic, but without antibiotics, hormones, steroids or other chemicals used to bulk up American cattle.
Broadway Burger boasts that it serves only “100% free-range Estancia beef.”
Our red meat taster proclaimed it the second-best burger he’s had in the Valley, next to Gordon Biersch at Boca Park.
He had a Greek burger, loaded with feta cheese, cucumber, roasted tomato and onions, served open-faced on a fat pita, for $9.95.
Cheap Eats went fort the veggie burger. It was moist, and heavy on protein (lentils), at $8.95. Our server, Shaun, said it was house-made, not processed.
It’s the second-best veggie burger Cheap Eats has had in the Valley, next to Create’s homemade, oversized patties.
Broadway Burger prices are more consumer-friendly than most Strip burger joints.
An 8-oz. burger with choice of cheese is $8.95. The most expensive on the menu is the New Orleans salmon burger, topped with popcorn rock shrimp, at $12.50.
Burgers are creative, from Havana pork to Philly cheesesteak. An English pub burger is topped with a fried egg.
There are 17 burgers on the menu; eight types of cheese at $1 a slice; chili, ham or bacon adds at $2 each; and — in Vegas! — six veggie choices, at $1.50 each.
They range from roasted tomatoes to guacamole.
Healthier whole wheat buns are available on request, and for the veggie burger at least, it was better than white bread.
Fries are hand-cut, with chili and cheese, garlic and herbs, or buttermilk onion rings, each $2.75.
The red meat guy was really enthusiastic about the beer list at Broadway Burger, raving about the “Rogue Dead Guy” he ordered. A 16-ounce glass of the handcrafted, draft beer was only $5.50, so he had two — almost simultaneously, it was so good.
Among other beers on tap: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Polygamy Porter and Turbodog Ale. Domestic beer is $5.
More: Broadway Burger Bar & Grill, New York, New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702.740.6969; www.newyorknewyork.com.