I’m a nice girl. Forgiveness is not a problem. Usually. I don’t typically hold grudges.

With food, though. Gross me out once, shame on you. Gross me out twice, shame on me. So I’m not one to give foods, restaurants second chances. But dang a craving. In desperate want of a burger, I made a late-night visit down a couple of blocks from my Vegas strip hotel to Bobby’s Burger Palace. For those keeping track, Bobby’s got a not-so-positive review from me (remember – nice girl) a couple of years ago; and since, my turkey burger from there has rested sadly at the way-low bottom of my Burger Quest list.

But that craving. Nice girl would be okay with an okay burger, so long as she could pick up another one of the cactus pear margaritas enjoyed the first time around along with a bag of fries.

And whaddayaknow. That okay burger was pretty damn good. Like – I liked it. The dry, dull turkey patty I grumbled about before had turned juicy, succulent, and flavorful. I was fully serious when I said aloud in my Jules Winnfield voice, “That is a tasty burger.”

One difference, perhaps, is that I did not order the exact same burger. The Dallas (a burger topped with coleslaw, jack cheese, bbq sauce, and pickles) didn’t sound appealing this time around. So I ordered the Crunchburger – a simple sandwich with just American cheese and potato chips joining meat and bun. So yes – a second try with a slight twist, but still a second try. Glad I was open to forgive, forget, and try anew. Well, I guess not totally forget, because I’m not taking The Dallas off of my list – just adding The Crunchburger (and, hopefully, eating one again the next time I’m in Vegas).

Oh, and the fries were more bomb-ass than I remember, too!

Official Dianderthal Burger Quest Burger List:
1. The Spicy Bird at Umami Burger
2. Hawkins House of Burgers turkey burger with everything (mayo, mustard, picklestomato, red onion, lettuce), cheese added
3. The Chianina Burger at Working Class Kitchen with cheese
4. PCB (Plan Check Burger) at Plan Check with americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions, mixed pickles, crunch bun
5. Simmzy’s Burger with angus beef patty, chow chow onions, melted cheddar, garlic aioli, lettuce & sliced tomato
6. 25 Degrees Number One Burger (turkey subbed for beef) with caramelized onions, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island
7. Whistle Stop Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and Whistle Stop sauce [CLOSED] 8. Shake Shack’s ShackBurger, with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce
9. Burger Lounge’s Free Range Turkey Burger, served Lounge Style with organic white cheddar, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, and house-made 1000 Island
10. Father’s Office Burger with arugula, caramelized onions, Gruyere, applewood bacon, and maytag blue cheese
11. Island’s California Flyer turkey burger (BBQ sauce, “Island Reds” – fried onion straws, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayo)
12.Golden State turkey burger with provolone, lettuce, tomatored onion, aioli, and ketchup, (added grilled onions)
13. The Crunchburger at Bobby’s Burger Palace – cheese and potato chips (and some kind of sweet, tangy sauce for my french fries and ketchup)
14. Oh My Burger BYOMB (Build Your Oh My Burger) turkey with OMB sauce, ketchup, pepper jack, and onion rings
15. Holstein’s California Turkey Burger with sprouts, tomato, avocado, cucumber claw, pepperjack cheese, and Russian dressing
16. Yeah! Burger (Make It Your Own – turkey patty, whole wheat bun, pepper jack cheese, sriracha mayo, ketchup, grilled onions, honey mustard)
17. The Habit (Veggie burger made like a Charburger, with mayo, pickletomato, lettuce, caramelized onions, cucumber, and sprouts)
18. Hopdaddy Goodnight/Good Cause Burger, turkey subbed for beef with Tillamook cheddar, BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeños, hickory BBQ, and sassy sauce (whatever that is)
19. The Counter (Build Your Own – turkey patty, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, ketchup)
20. Burger City Grill (The BCG, turkey patty, pickles, grilled onions)
21. The Dallas at Bobby’s Burger Palace – spice crusted ground turkey patty with coleslaw, jack cheese, BBQ sauce, and pickles

Fry Factor
1. Island’s fries with ranch dressing
1. Sweet potato fries at Umami Burger
3. Simmzy’s Mixed Bag of shoestring and sweet potato fries with garlic aioli and avocado buttermilk sauce
4. Golden State fried sweet potato wedges with garlic aioli (and a few with curry ketchup)
5. Working Class Kitchen’s frites [CLOSED] 6. Burger Lounge’s fries with house-made Ranch
7. Bobby’s Burger Palace sweet potato fries (2017)
8. Whistle Stop’s fries
9. Holstein’s sweet potato fries
10. The regular fries and the cheese fries at Shake Shack
11. 25 Degrees Half & Half (sweet potato and regular fries)
12. Hopdaddy’s Kennebec & truffle fries
13. Father’s Office sweet potato fries with blue cheese aioli
14. The Counter 50-50 fries (half regular, half sweet Ps)
15. Oh My Burger sweet potato fries
16. The Habit french fries
17. Plan Check sweet potato waffle fries and regular fries
18. Bobby’s Burger Palace sweet potato fries (2015)
19. Burger City Grill fries
20. Yeah! Burger sweet potato fries
21. Hawkins House of Burgers fries

Bobby’s Burger Palace
3750 S. Las Vegas Blvd. and other locations