The Kobe Burger at N9ne Steakhouse located inside the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, was my Thirty Dollar Decision for August
For those of you that are new to reading my blog, I not only post photos from my glamour and boudoir photo shoots, but I also started a new thing a few months back where I spend $30 each month on something that I never done before and more than likely would never do. EVER!
This is what I call my Thirty Dollar Decision. So for August I decided on eating a $28 hamburger.
One of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction. There is a scene in it where John Travolta and Uma Thurman are sitting in a restaurant and Thurman orders a $5 shake. Travolta questions her why would she pay $5 for a shake that is simply milk and ice cream and doesn't have any bourbon in it. Once the shake arrives at the table Thurman lets Travolta taste her shake. You can see Travolta's response in the YouTube clip below. Very funny.
This scene from Pulp Fiction was in my head when I decide on eating a thirty dollar hamburger. Just like Travolta, I was pleasantly surprised with what I ate.
I have not been to the Palms Casino in many years. I remember it being a hip casino, but nothing too exciting. However, today, it looks amazing. Very high class and modern. Anyways, enough about the Palms, I went there to eat a burger at N9ne Steakhouse located inside. I had an extremely hard time finding the restaurant. I passed it three times while trying to find it. There in no sign saying N9ne, just their logo on the side of their door.
When I walked in I was immediately greeted by a lovely hostess. She said I could have a seat at a table or sit at the bar. I went with the bar. The bartender arrived and I ordered The Kobe Burger, medium rare. The burger came to out in a reasonable time and was cooked perfectly. I never had a Kobe beef before so I really did not know what to expect. My first bite was amazing. The Kobe beef was really good and actually tasted like beef, not like that greasy processed crap you find on "dollar menu" at most fast food chains. The bun was also spectacular. Just the right amount of softness and flakiness. I wanted more flavor on my burger so I added some of the roasted garlic aioli. The aioli was good, but I feel it could have used a little more garlic flavor. My absolute favorite thing in this burger was the crispy pancetta. Its spicy and smoky flavor worked as a perfect combo with the kobe beef.
Unfortunately, the steak fries looked better than they tasted. They were pretty bland and the toasted mustard seed ketchup did not help them out much. However, on a positive note, The Kobe Burger was really good, and it is also quite large. I had to force myself to finish it. The burger could be cut in half and easily make a meal for two people.
So I did it. I spent thirty dollars on a hamburger and I enjoyed it a lot. Also, these photos were taken with my camera phone so they may look a little less than spectacular. Trust me, The Kobe Burger looks so much better in person than it does in the picture above.