bBd’s Confit Wings, bBd’s Hot Sauce, Jalapeño Sauce, Bleu Cheese, Carrots, Celery
Kid’s Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets, Smiley Fries, Ketchup
House-made Crinkle Cut Fries, Hefeweizen Cheese Sauce
Falafel Balls, Tzatziki Sauce, Marinated Cucumbers, Goat Cheese
Mexican Cheese Sticks, Jalapeño and Habanero Infused Cheddar
Garbage Fries – Crinkle Cut Fries, Tots, Hot Sauce, Ground Beef, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Pickles, Onions, Fried Egg
Drumstick Shake with Candied Peanuts, Waffle Crumb, Dark Chocolate Sauce, Rainbow Sprinkles, Whipped Cream
Peanut Butter Whoopie Shake with Candied Peanuts, Hershey Syrup, Whipped Cream, House Made Chocolate Whoopie Pie
Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Fresh Strawberry Compote, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Cake Crumble, White Chocolate Crunchies
House-made Pork Pastrami / Prime Beef Neck Pastrami
Spicy Steak-Emm Sloppy Joe – Emulsified & Seasoned Prime Beef, Zesty Sloppy Joe Sauce, Onion Straws, Pickles
22oz 60-Day Dry-Aged New York Strip – Sea Salt, Garlic, Thyme with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Spinach
Prime Beef Philly Cheesesteak – Provolone, Mushrooms, Onions
Bananas Foster Boozy Shake with Banana Foster Compote, Banana Chips, Waffle Cone Pieces, Graham Crackers, Meyer’s Dark Rum, Whipped Cream
Chocolate Cake Batter Boozy Shake with House Made Chocolate Cake Batter, Cocoa Nibs, Chocolate Pieces, Caramel Sauce, Smoked Salt, Jameson Irish Whiskey
Oatmeal Raisin Boozy Shake with House Made Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Crumble, Jack Daniels Honey Raisin Compote, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Sugar, Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
Gooey Warm Cinnabomb – Vesta Coffee Ice Cream, Gooey Cream Cheese Icing, Saigon Cinnamon
Now a part of the local dining scene for over a year, early accolades from longtime friends forgotten for the next *big* thing from one of Las Vegas’ “cool” Chefs, September 2019 sees bBd’s taking a new approach that focuses on Casino guests without sacrificing any of the craftsmanship or quality that made the Restaurant stand out from the start.
Predictably taking time to find an audience inside Palace Station, Football season now sees bBd’s open at 11am on weekends, and between Gridiron Specials, a Kid’s Menu and Ralph Perrazzo’s on-site butchering program the only real questions are *how much* to order and “why is this place not busier?”
An acronym for Beers, Burgers and Desserts, all three available in several forms alongside a multitude of options ranging from Appetizers to Steaks cut-to-share, it is seated at hefty tables amidst televisions showing a half-dozen games that guests will find themselves on Saturdays and Sundays, service led by Mike Amidei professional but friendly in a way that would warrant praise even if the Food cost twice as much.
Still playing Rock music overhead during early hours, though play-by-play is offered during Monday Night Football and all 82+ Las Vegas Knights games, it was after perusing several 11a-4p specials that an order was arranged, $6 each for a half-dozen juicy Wings, spicy Cheese Sticks and housemade “Dinosaur Nuggets” with fried Mashed Potato smiles a bonafide bargain while Perrazzo’s similarly priced Falafel may be the best in town in terms of texture as well as taste.
Unfortunately 86ing an enormous Bavarian Pretzel due to slow sales, but keeping the Hefeweizen Beer Cheese as a Dip for crispy Crinkle Cut Fries made with an original Coney Island press, one would be challenged to name better Fries for $5 in Las Vegas than those at bBd’s, though the “Garbage” version featuring Hot Sauce, Ground Beef, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Pickles, Onions and a Fried Egg makes a compelling argument to go “all-in” for just three more bucks.
Sampling a few Beers and Ciders along the way, and making sure not to miss bBd’s Milkshakes that focus on housemade Soft-serve plus craft Accoutrements instead of store-bought Candy like those at Black Tap and Sugar Factory, it was by request that two types of Pastrami were served separated from their Bun, each entirely unique but tender and well-seasoned while Chef Perrazzo’s Sloppy Joe built from housemade Prime Beef “Steak-Emms” is a must-order for $10, but even better at $7 during Happy Hour.
Smartly adding a $7 Cheesesteak, and skipping Whiz in favor of Provolone because quality Beef needn’t be covered up by Kraft, there is nowhere else in Las Vegas that a sharable Sandwich costs so little while value-shoppers will also want to take a look at bBd’s 22oz 60-Day Dry-Aged New York Strip with complimentary Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach for just $49.
Stuffed, and with a bag full of leftovers, it was after a few more bites of beautifully grilled Beef that lunch ended on a sweet note, the Cinnabomb literally leaking Butter when pierced with a fork and all the better for it while three “Boozy Shakes” made deciding which is best a perilous task for those with low alcohol tolerance as all are incredibly smooth, right down to the bottom.
FIVE STARS: Rare to call any place “World Class” after a single visit the fact of the matter is that there is no one out there taking on Pub Grub and executing it as well as b.B.d’s, the effort of Chef Perazzo and his team evident in everything from Ingredient sourcing to design while the Food and Beverage both live up to promises of “Craftsmanship you can taste.” <– Still true after a second look, and now an even greater value.
RECOMMENDED: Falafel Balls, Garbage Fries, Spicy Steak-Emm Sloppy Joe, Prime Beef Philly Cheesesteak, 22oz 60-Day Dry-Aged New York Strip, Drumstick Shake, Strawberry Shake, Oatmeal Cookie Boozy Shake, Gooey Warm Cinnabomb
AVOID: For those who don’t love Horseradish the Mashed Potatoes are a no-go, also keep in mind that thus far music plays instead of play-by-play during 11a-4p Gridiron Specials.
TIP: 4:30p-10:00p weekdays and 11:00a-10:00p weekends. Online menu is accurate, but specials are not currently listed so check @eatbbdslv on Social Media.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.