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Bye Bye Burger

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

It’s never really a surprise when a restaurant closes out here.  Businesses seem to be as transient as the population here around Las Vegas.  Just in the last week Hops & Harvest, Top Notch BBQ, and a couple other spots all announced they were closing.  Normally these closings go unnoticed and with little fanfare, which is probably why they shut down in the first place.  But this time there is one that I’m actually disappointed about – Grind Burger is closing on the 31st.  I’m assuming it was their location that did them in.  Grind Burger was awkwardly tucked away in the Blue Green Condo complex on Tropicana just West of the Thomas & Mack.  If you didn’t know what to look for you easily would have missed it.

There is a disturbingly large group of people that have referred to me as Meat, Meat King, Meatball, or something along those lines at one point or another.  I do not shy away from it and I do not shy away from burgers.  They are my go to. I enjoy them more often than I should. They will be the end of me.  Grind was reliable.  It wasn’t some sort of fancy high concept fusion joint.  They kept it simple and they tasted good.  It was reasonably priced, at least in comparison to every other burger restaurant and bistro that’s popped up in the last few years.  They had long surpassed Burger Bar in my book. I put it right up there with Bachi Burger.

Grind Burger

Burgin' son!

So on Friday I stopped by there for lunch to say one last goodbye.  As far as last meals go, this one did not disappoint.  It was cooked perfectly (rare), the  marinated onions were flavorful, the bacon crisp, and the chipotle ketchup hit whatever spots were left. I even picked up a Juicy Lucy poster to remember them by.

Perhaps now I will live slightly longer since one of my favorite spots is closing. Nah, probably not.