A New Burger Addiction, the Bigger Buffet and Drive-Thru Juice

Double Charburger

For all the vices we have in town, it’s time to develop a new habit. Originally from Santa Barbara, The Habit Burger Grill (365 Hughes Center Dr., TheHabitBurger.com) has been slinging charbroiled burgers since 1969, when it began as a beachside shack. The newest location just east of the Strip does their patties the same way: always fresh, never frozen, and grilled over an open flame. There’s the original CharBurger with nothing but mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles and caramelized onions, but if you want to go old school, opt for the Santa Barbara-style, a double Char with cheese and avocado on sourdough. Everything is made to order, from the salads and sides to the sandwiches, which include line-caught, Albacore tuna. Even the ranch dressing is made in-house.

Although Bacchanal Buffet (in Caesars Palace, 702-731-7928) offers more than 500 different dishes daily, its added even more. More seafood can be added a la carte, such as whole Norwegian mackerel ($21.29 per pound), New Zealand tai snapper ($26.12 per pound) and golden pompano ($22.19 per pound). All can be grilled or fried to order. The grilled fish are stuffed with lemons and herbs, fleur de sel and black peppercorns. Fried fish are dressed with more traditional Asian flavors: tamari soy and citrus yuzu sauce, topped with ginger and scallion—a preparation you’d find at any respectable Chinese restaurant. Go super VIP for an extra $150 with a whole poached lobster (which comes with a glass of Veuve Clicquot brut or rosé), or imperial oscetra caviar. Go really big with Caviar Dreams, a $500 package for two that includes caviar and accoutrements plus a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Both high-roller options also grant you immediate seating—no waiting in line for you!

But let’s take a step back from being gluttonous and try for a little healthfulness at Fruits & Roots (7885 W. Sunset Rd., FruitsNRoots.com). Now you can grab your daily boost of vitamins on the go at Las Vegas’ first cold-pressed juice bar with a drive-through. Drink your way through the vitamin-rich and nutrient-dense green juice selection, or a gorgeous Vitality Beet, made with watermelon, beet, mint and lemon, as well as açai bowls for that full-on attempt at eating clean. Just try not to hit up any other drive-thru windows after that.


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