Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BLT Burger


When I was in the third grade I wrote an essay about preserving a memento from each season: a snowball tucked away in the icebox, a fall leaf pressed into a Judy Blume novel, a four-leaf clover suspended in glass and a vial of water from the waterslide park. My theory was that if a season never came again, I'd always have something from it. Some 25 years later, the past winter season had started to feel like life imitating art, with cold, snowy days dragging well into April. I was beginning to feel like spring was never going to return to Salt Lake City. In dire need of some sun, we decided to head south in search of warm weather and poolside margaritas: Viva Las Vegas!

Enjoy the sun we did, but after taking a gander at the pool's food menu we decided to make our way to BLT Burger, Laurent Tourendel's adaptation of the American burger joint. Plunked down inside The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, the dimly lit spot offers a nice blend of classic and creative fare--with some great people watching.

Campfire Marshmallows Milkshake - $7

Vanilla ice cream and toasted marshmallows. Little slivers of marshmallow even slid up the straw, adding to drink's authenticity. I only wish it had been delivered a little closer to when the burger was, and without such a heafty price tag.

The Classic With Blue Cheese - $13

7oz. grilled certified Black Angus beef. The meat was well-seasoned and had a nice beefy flavor, but could have been a tad more moist. The bun on the other hand was just right: soft and flavorful without overpowering the beef.

Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese - $12

All white meat natural turkey breast ground with fresh herbs. The adjective that keeps coming to mind with this one is wholesome, which I realize is somewhat ironic considering the surroundings. But the turkey was cooked to perfection, tasted pure and simple and didn't feel like a gut bomb when it came time to get back into my swimsuit.

- K

BLT Burger

3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109


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