Not much has changed since Lovie Yancey opened the first Fatburger in 1952. Since then, the chain has expanded, but the food has stayed the same: 100% USDA lean beef burgers grilled to order and hand-scooped ice-cream shakes. Each restaurant stays true to Yancey's vision, even down to retro-influenced digs with jukeboxes blasting old school favorites designed to make listeners flash enthusiastic thumbs-up signs. Inside the kitchen, cooks stack burgers from 2.5-ounce burgers to 24-ounce triple burgers on toasted regular or gluten-free buns as fresh onions crisp inside fryers filled with cholesterol-free oil. Diners can also enjoy Fatburger's signature chili made with a secret blend of herbs and spices or milk shakes topped with dollops of whipped cream that resemble fluffy, white clouds shaped like marshmallows.
Dedicated to a love of hamburgers, LBS at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino offers sixteen different types of burgers to enjoy and try. From the classic American or the Baltimore burger to the Bacon & Eggs Burger and the Captain Hook – seared Atlantic salmon, frissé, red onion marmalade and herb mayonnaise – LBS’s various burgers showcase the many different cultures found in America. The nationalistic décor features a saloon throwback bar and lots of nearby kitsch, perfect for an afternoon meal of burgers and milkshakes. Those seeking more than just a beef and bun can dive into an eclectic range of appetizers, including zucchini fries, Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, fried dill pickles and warm sourdough pretzel sticks.
In 1983, friends and horse-training partners Barry and Larry opened a small fixer-upper restaurant in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. They affectionately named it the Wiener's Circle. In the three decades since, the Wiener's Circle has become known for more than just its dogs and burgers: staff members and late-night diners often exchange banter and insults in a crude, yet somehow enticing remix of customer service.
Though The Wiener's Circle Las Vegas doesn't have the vulgar ribbing of its Chicago sister, it does feature the same custom-made grill for cooking the restaurant's famous char dogs and burgers. Each of these creations is made Chicago-style, meaning they're loaded with toppings and any leftovers can be used to reserve a parking spot. Located inside Red Rock Resort, the Sin City Wiener's Circle also boasts new menu items, including crispy chicken fingers and weiners in a blanket.
National Geographic Adventure magazine named Las Vegas the #1 Place to Live + Play, not for its casinos but because it has more outdoor adventure within a 200-mile radius than any other big city in the country. Twenty miles west of Vegas lies Red Rock Canyon, whose awe-inspiring sandstone formations developed millions of years ago. Around the canyon's varied terrain, scraggly shrubs brush against sand dunes that reach up to 3,000 feet high. The area is a favorite spot for hikers, mountain bikers, and hourglass makers.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Since its conception as a Hollywood street stand in 1939, Pink's Hot Dogs has served as a refueling station for celebrities. Jack Nicholson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Kim Kardashian have all eaten its signature franks, either at the original LA locale or the new Vegas venue in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Today, two types of dogs populate the menu: classic dogs and Pink's special dogs. The first collection hosts traditional bun-and-beef offerings such as polish sausages, chili dogs, and Chicago-style dogs, onto which guests can pile their preferred toppings. The special dogs, however, defy convention. Inside the Three Dog Night's tortilla, american cheese, bacon, and chili surround a trio of hot dogs. Guacamole and jalapeños imbue the Spicy Mojave dog with southern zest, and the Showgirl dog adds sauerkraut and sour cream to its traditional fixings before wrapping itself in a bun or single fishnet stocking. Sodas, frozen pink lemonade cocktails, and a collection of domestic beers complement hot dogs of all kinds.
The Summerlin outpost of BJ’s Restaurant is one of three locations throughout Las Vegas. Located directly across from the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, the casual eatery always seems to attract a crowd. Well known for brewing their own beer and an eclectic menu that ranges from deep dish pizzas and hamburgers to gluten-free meals, BJ’s loves catering to their guests. New flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a relaxed, if slightly boisterous vibe, make the Summerlin location a welcome destination for all. Around the holidays, guests are treated to a slew of new menu options, from steak and lobster entrées to seared mahi mahi, with souvenir glasses to take home at the end of the night.