Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential. All this week, we have a special Burger Week edition. Know a chef who wants to share some top dining spots? The tipline is open.
Who’s the man behind the fried chicken and comfort food found at Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq? That would be Dermot Driscoll, the 30-year food and beverage pro who does everything including make his own mayonnaise and broth. Driscoll worked as the regional executive chef for House of Blues Restaurants and Foundation Rooms and before he made his move to Las Vegas, he worked at numerous restaurants in California and Washington including WaveHouse in San Diego and Rainforest Café in Seattle. Driscoll holds a culinary degree from the New England Culinary Institute and hotel restaurant management degree from Santa Barbara City College. Here he shares some of his favorite burgers in Las Vegas, including the one he serves at Brooklyn Bowl.
Where do you go to get a burger in Las Vegas?
A fun one we go to once in a while is B&B Burger & Beer at the Venetian. The really good is with Heritage bacon, Gorgonzola and onion. It's a great burger.
I also really enjoy our lamb burger with tandoori mayo here at Brooklyn Bowl. We will come in on Saturdays and have lunch before we run around town.
What kind of burger do you make at home?
The burger we create at home is probably the best burger in town. We grind a blend of cuts of beef and use a lots of spices that we both enjoy, We smoke the burger real hot over applewood logs and we then grill marinated vegetables and thick cut marble rye bread, and top with aged sharp cheddar cheese and heirloom tomatoes.