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I was invited to check out the brand new Las Vegas Smashburger next to UNLV today. Since it was my first time to a Smashburger, I decided to invite my good friend Edgar Arana with me, because everyone needs verification as to what their eating is good or not, right? hahaha
As I arrived at the prominently situated on Maryland Pkwy Smashburger, I noticed that it didn’t look like the rest of the strip mall. Almost as if the restaurant space had to be torn down and rebuilt to accommodate the burger joint. *Side note, hopefully that’s a sign of the times on Maryland Pkway near UNLV, as there are MANY buildings that could use some sprucing up.* The UNLV Smashburger location looks great inside. There are plenty of seats, the room is bright, and the ceilings had an exposed look (exposed air vents and pipes) which I really like. There are also plenty of menus around, so if their is a line, you’ll know what you want to order as you make your way to the cashier.
The menu consists of choices for all food palates. Even though it’s called Smashburger, they have Smashdogs (hot dogs), Smashchicken (chicken sandwiches), Smashsalads (entrée sized), and of course Smashburgers. I decided to go with the Sin City Smashburger, which consists of a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, grilled onions, haystack onions, and their smash sauce, on an egg bun. And it was GOOOOOOD! I decided to pair my Sin City Smashburger with some Smashfries, which are tender and crispy fries, tossed with rosemary, olive oil, and garlic. And THEY were GOOOOOOD too. The folks at Smashburger were kind enough to pass around samples of their shakes as well. They had tradition shakes, vanilla and strawberry, along with my favorite of the day, the Butterfinger shake.
All in all, I give Smashburger a 4 out of 4 (service, location, food, and environment). Currently with four locations in Las Vegas, I see nothing but a promising future in the valley for Smashburger. Watch out In N’ Out. 🙂
Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading “better burger” restaurant, will open its fourth Las Vegas location on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The restaurant, located at 4725 S. Maryland Parkway, will continue Smashburger’s mission to become Las Vegas’ favorite place for burgers. This is the fourth Las Vegas location for Smashburger and franchise partner SB Las Vegas LLC, with additional locations on the horizon for 2011. All stores are open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
As with all Las Vegas locations, the Maryland Parkway location will feature the popular regional menu items including the Sin City Smashburger and the Caramel Häagen-Dazs shake. The Sin City Smashburger starts with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Certified Angus Beef topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, grilled onions, haystack onions and smash sauce on an artisan egg bun.