So I know it’s been a while, but what a better way to relaunch Burger Blog for the latter half of the summer than with a review of one of the more ridiculous burgers I have in recent memory: the “Longhorn” at Holsteins in Las Vegas.
On my most recent trip to Sin City, but friend and I were craving a break from fine dining (Bouchon, Circo, etc.) so decided to go for something a little more casual. I’ve actually had multiple suggestions that I visit Holsteins from friends who have been there, so we decided to make the short, hot walk from the Bellagio over to The Cosmopolitan, where Holsteins is located.
Given the nature of its menu (burgers, fries, and alcoholic milkshakes), the restaurant seemed to attract a heavily-male, rowdy clientele, making the ambience somewhat of a drawback. Maybe if I had ordered some of those milkshakes I would have felt differently.
The menu itself has an extensive selection of sliders, salads, and burgers. As soon as I saw the Longhorn burger, described as a “beef patty topped with Texas smoked beef brisket, whiskey BBQ sauce, cream coleslaw & dill pickle”, I knew what I was getting. Being a bit nostalgic for Texas BBQ, I thought this would be a perfect way to satiate my craving for a beef brisket sandwich, albeit with a beef patty thrown in for good measure.
Next time I’m in Vegas, I’ll definitely hit up Holsteins again. My burger was excellent, and there are many more on the menu that I want to try (i.e., the “Billionare” burger, with kobe beef, foie gras, and truffle mayo). Compared to most restaurants in Vegas, the food is more reasonably priced, though I’ll be sure to be drunk when I go so as to blend in with the crowd.