Thursday, 21 June 2012

Steak 'n Shake, South Point Casino, Las Vegas

Burger: Jalapeno Crunch Steakburger
Price: $4.99

 
Location: South Point Casino, Las Vegas
Website: http://www.steaknshake.com/
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Located inside South Point casino, which is about 15minutes drive from the heart of the strip, this casino is supposedly where the locals go to gamble.

Steak 'n Shake have a restaurant here but being just before midnight we had to order our food to take away, seats a plenty in the casino so no big deal.

A massive menu, and I went against my new venue burger policy and opted for the jalapeno crunch steakburger, against the maximum toppings I usually go for at just bacon and cheese, but I fancied some heat and hoped this delivered it. 



The size of the patty was a pleasant surprise and it was the biggest I had ever seen from a fast food chain, about an inch high, however strangely when the patty was put on the grill the chef flattened it to about half a centimetre; my heart dropped.





MEAT - Brilliant! From fearing the worst when I had seen it being flattened the dry burnt patty I was imagined turned into a crisp juicy delight. The double patty was really tasty, a high quality of beef used and cooked well. The crisp coating gave a nice bite without detracting from a soft mince, not on the same level I had tasted from MEATwagon but a well cooked patty indeed.



BUN - A pumped up McDonalds cheese burger bun that had a greasy feel to it but managed to hold everything together. A perfect bun for this type of burger.


TOPPINGS - A powerful kick from the jalapeños, coupled with the buttery pepperjack cheese which mellowed the spice. It might have been too spicy for some, but was exactly what I was after. The smoky chipotle mayo was impressive as well. I am starting to see a theme with burgers I've rated and this sauce.

SIDES – Fries were nothing special but a big selection of sides to chose from including bacon cheese fries which I am still unsure why I didn't upgrade to.


Very happy with the burger here; not somewhere I had planned to visit but was a welcome addition to my trip. Fast food done very well.

Overall Rating 7/10

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