Wednesday, October 21, 2009
BLT Burgers in Vegas is definitely a burger joint, but a higher end burger joint. If you can't handle the smell of burgers, then you may not want to eat here... but you would be missing a great veggie burger. There is one item on the menu that is vegan: The falafel burger and an order of fries.
I was looking for a good lunch on Monday and when I saw that the veggie burger was a falafel burger, I was disappointed and walked away to look for something better over at the Venetian. I didn't find anything else I wanted and was getting hungry. I decided that I would at least get a cold beer and some good fries over at BLT so I headed back over to the Mirage. Boy am I glad I did. This is the best veggie burger that I think I might have ever had. The falafel burger was green inside (which means it is probably a spinach falafel burger). It had a great firm texture that did not slide or squish out the bun. It was topped with lettuce, tomato, a 1/2 avocado, and hummus and served on a whole wheat bun.
Another great thing about this place is that the veggie burger is cooked on a separate area from the regular burgers so there is no cross contamination. The veggie burgers are cooked on the hot plate and the other burgers are on the grill. If you sit at the bar, you can see all this action going on... the chefs and kitchen are a circular area behind the bar.
I really liked this place, despite only having one thing I could eat. The veggie burger is great and goes very nicely with a cold beer. My lunch was about $25 plus tip (burger, fries, beer).