Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer in downtown Las Vegas

The Firebird served with Fire Fries

It was my last night in Las Vegas and I was craving two things, a spicy chicken sandwich and a local craft beer. These days you can find great spots all over Vegas for chicken and beer including Hattie B’s at The Cosmopolitan, The Crack Shack, and Big Chicken. While these places are great, I needed something closer to my hotel in the Fremont East District of downtown Las Vegas. After a quick search online, I found my spot. I …

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Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

The Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger

Ask anyone where to find the best burger in Las Vegas and odds are they will say Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood. If you are one of the few people who don’t know who Gordon Ramsay is, he is a British celebrity chef well known for his television shows and restaurants. You can find the name Gordon Ramsay on multiple restaurants in Las Vegas including Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq …

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Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona

The Southwest Burger with a side of french fries[

As a baseball fan, I find myself back in Tempe, Arizona each year for spring training. While I am no expert on Tempe, I have witnessed how the city has changed over the years. Each time I visit, I encounter new restaurants, breweries, and sights that seem to pop up out of nowhere. While there are many great places for food or a cold beer in Tempe, I always find myself returning to Four Peaks Brewing Company on 8th Street. …

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Bobby’s Burger Palace on the Las Vegas Strip

The Brunch Burger

Walk into any resort on the Las Vegas Strip and odds are you will find a restaurant operated by a celebrity chef. These celebrity chefs include Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, and Masaharu Morimoto. The list goes on and on and on. While some of these restaurants are great, many are overpriced and too upscale for something quick. Sometimes I just want a delicious and affordable meal on the Las Vegas Strip in a comfortable …

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Shake Shack: Burgers, fries, and shakes on the Las Vegas Strip

The beautiful Double ShackBurger

Shake Shack, located at the New York-New York Hotel in Las Vegas is a popular fast casual restaurant known for their burgers, fries, and shakes. Since 2001, Shake Shack has evolved from a hot dog cart found at Madison Square Park in New York City to a global chain with 250 locations. Just like with In-N-Out Burger, Shake Shack has gained an almost cult like following for its burgers prepared with freshly ground, never frozen beef and house made shakes. …

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Saddle Mountain Brewing Company in Goodyear, Arizona

Overflowing meat

Saddle Mountain Brewing Company is a craft brewery and restaurant located in a strip mall in Goodyear, Arizona, just west of downtown Phoenix. The brewery was founded by Jacob and Laura Hansen, a local couple who had a passion for brewing their own beer at home. They took this passion and love for craft beer and eventually opened a craft brewery in the West Valley, which was in need of good craft beer. The name Saddle Mountain comes from the …

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President Trump Set at Munch’s Burger Shack in Tokyo, Japan

The President Trump Set featuring a Colby Jack Cheeseburger, Munch's Burgers Shack, Tokyo, Japan

When you think of Japanese food, you might think of ramen, sushi, or tempura. So why are people waiting in line at Munch’s Burger Shack in Tokyo, Japan for over 2 hours to sample an American-style burger? Let me explain. In late 2016, President Trump kicked off his 12 day trip to Asia with a stop in Japan. On his visit to Tokyo, Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. For lunch, the pair dined on a cheeseburger from …

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Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo: Jalapeño Burger and Fries

Halopeño Burger, named after the General Manager of Firestone Grill

Stopping by Firestone Grill in San Luis Obispo for a meal has become somewhat of a tradition for me anytime I find myself driving along Highway 101. This past week was no different. After a long day driving down the beautiful California coast through Big Sur from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I had one thing in mind, stopping at Firestone Grill for a burger and a beer. Even on a late Monday night, Firestone Grill was packed with everyone …

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Going to Hong Kong? Here is what you should eat

Hong Kong is a food lovers paradise. A mecca of non-stop must eats and endless restaurants. With over 7 million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on earth. China, but not China, the city is packed with an endless amount of restaurants serving everything your imagination can think of. With only a few days in Hong Kong, I had a tough time deciding what to eat. Almost everywhere you look is something amazing and interesting …

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Gabby’s Burgers & Fries in Nashville, Tennessee

The Seamus Burger with jalapenos and a fried egg on top, Gabby's Burgers & Fries in Nashville, Tennessee

Without Yelp, I probably never would have found Gabby’s Burgers & Fries, a popular no frills burger spot located in an industrial area of Nashville just across the street from Herschel Greer Stadium. Gabby’s, named after the owner’s daughter, has become extremely popular with locals for their small selection of grass fed beef burgers including the popular Seamus burger, named after the owner’s son. The diner has even been on the radar of Guy Fieri and his television show “Diners, …

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