After taking a business trip to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Louis, D returned home on Friday. The next morning, D and I took off again for Las Vegas so that he could run the Rock ‘n Roll 1/2 marathon, sponsored by Mazda. Our first stop was Bachi Burger, which is located just outside of Las Vegas, in Henderson. We arrived before the opening time of 11:00, but by the time it opened, there was a small crowd waiting to get in.
The décor is hip/trendy, especially considering its location in a rather blah strip mall.
When they brought out the knife for our hamburger, we could tell they meant business.
This was the Kiki’s burger, described as follows:
Angus Beef Sautéed Shiitake, Enoki &
Eryngii Mushrooms Caramelized Bacon
Sweet Onion Marmalade Gruyere Cheese
Garlic Chili Aioli
Oh my! This was so good. Definitely one of my top burgers, if not the top, in my book.
We also shared a bowl of Spicy Miso Ramen. This one was not for those averse to strong flavors. It was definitely spicy, which we liked. However, the chashu pork was mostly fat, which was not enjoyable to me.
We also ordered fries, which turned out to be unnecessary. They were fine (served with pineapple ketchup), but D ended up not being very hungry, for some reason. I realized that enjoying my food with another person is half of the fun of eating! Nevertheless, I hope I will be able to eat here again. (They opened one in L.A., and one is coming to Pasadena. Orange County may not be far behind?)