While working up an appetite walking around Las Vegas’s newest shopping hot spot, Downtown Summerlin, one must stop, take deep inhalation of grilling meats, and then head into Ribs and Burgers to experience a meal fit for Aussies and Americans alike. This is the place to go if your stomach is a rumbling. We are certain that the carnivores of the Las Vegas will rejoice in another restaurant offering form our friends from Down Under. Ribs and Burgers, an Australia-based company, has chosen Las Vegas as the site of their American restaurant debut.
Their “Original” burger comprises Midwestern grain-fed beef — grilled, basted, and served on a sesame seeded bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickles, and barbecue and “pink” sauces. Sounds good, doesn’t it? We had a few minutes to pop into Downtown Summerlin’s newest burger and rib spot and we were pleasantly surprised at this simple burger, stacked Aussie-style with the meat placed on top of the accoutrements, sealing in all that deliciousness. Just tweaking a simple burger routine made a juicy difference in a city filled with burger places.
We also sampled some of the other menu offerings on our maiden visit, such as the salmon burger with teriyaki basting, baby lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, baby capers, and dill mayonnaise, and the amazing lamb burger with the minced lamb, fresh salsa, baby lettuce, caramelized onion, hummus, and tzatziki — further proof that Australians know about good lamb.
The ribs come sizzling hot, and we mean piping hot, so be careful of that first bite. It is that heat that infuses all those juices to transform the rack into game changing ribs. They are slow cooked for 8 hours to ensure that the meat is downright finger licking juicy by the time they reach your table.
Everything is so good primarily because the quality of the meat is so high, being grass-fed and hormone-free. The 100 percent pure beef patties and free range chicken breasts, along with the best quality ribs and fish, reflect the mission of this place, one of honest food and genuine hospitality that can help feed a better world. We are glad that you can skip the fast food and get some real food fast here in Sin City, albeit via Australia.