Here now, the first of what will probably be many reviews of Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, the UNLV grad's first Las Vegas restaurant now open at The Quad. And Al Mancini says, "I'm happy to report that the TV star's new local joint is a lot better than you might expect" even though in his own words, "If you're a foodie and a hater, Guy is the guy to hate."
He admits the first dishes he tasted were at the media event, where he ate the mac and cheese bacon burger. "Sure, it sounds ridiculous to top a burger with macaroni and cheese, but it was actually pretty good."
He recommends the "Southern Smothered Chili Bowl," chicken tacos, the Vegas Fries and a S'mores Monte Cristo sandwich.
Dishes that disappointed include the General Tso's-style chicken wings ("too sweet and fruity"), a Greek salad ("pretty boring"), a Cajun sandwich ("a little dry"), the Mayor of Flavortown burger ("arrived medium-well. I was later told that all of the smashed burgers are prepared that way.") and the cheese and sausage fondue ("coagulated so quickly my pepperoni-wrapped breadsticks snapped in half every time I tried to dip them").
He also notes the Fieri-isms the staff seems to repeat that border on annoying.
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