Want a high-end burger joint mixed up with some street art? Jim Begley at Las Vegas Weekly heads over to Sammy DeMarco's new Rattlecan at the Venetian to find a "visual cacophony [that] extends to the menu, where it can be hard to determine what's actually being served."
He says the Wildstyle is far more than a barbecue sandwich. "[I]t's actually a pulled pork-topped burger with smoked gouda on a pretzel roll."
The Roller, Begley's favorite, mixes up Gruyere, caramelized onions, crouton and a sour cream spread on a burger.
He also recommends the busted meatball nachos, otherwise known as pizza nachos, and the barbecue pork donut.
Al Mancini at CityLife heads over to the new Fú at the Hard Rock Hotel, where he finds, "The menu is a mixture of dishes Caucasians will recognize from Panda Express, a sprinkling of more traditional Chinese items, and modern twists clearly meant to cater to the Hard Rock crowd." Although Ming See Woo, who has a long background in Chinese cooking in Vegas, helms the kitchen, Mancini found numerous problems with his dishes. "I'm betting most of these problems will be remedied as Ming See gets used to being back in a commercial kitchen." [CL]
Erik Khudy of Vegas Burger Blog hit up Honey Salt to try the burger. "This could easily become the perfect burger if it had a secret sauce or just the right additional ingredient." He gives the bland burger a 72 on a scale of 100 and recommends going to Fleming's across the street for a better beef. [VBB]
Paul Graham of Eating Vegan in Vegas checks out the new vegan menu at Hussong's Cantina at Mandalay Place. He tried the vegan street tacos with the Gardein Chick'n. "It is a bit of a challenge to find good plant-based Mexican food here in Las Vegas so Hussong's Cantina fills a very important place on the vegan dining scene." [EVV]
Heidi Knapp Rinella at the Las Vegas Review-Journal ventured out to Seafood Shack at Treasure Island to find that the sauces there can "cover a multitude of sins, though none was evident." She gives the restaurant a B+. [LVRJ]
Rattlecan [Photo: Chelsea McManus]