EVERLASTING LIGHT BY THE BLACK KEYS IS YOUR WINNER FOR TODAYS SONG OF THE DAY (Cheers erupt everywhere). Dan Auerbach (lead guitar and vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) started the rock duo in Akron, Ohio in 2001. Their version of garage rock, blues rock, and indie rock was heavily influenced by bands such as Junior Kimbrough, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson. The two began, literally, playing music out of their garage and basements and producing their own records. The two childhood friends both said forget this education thing, dropped out of college, and were signed by indie label Alive records in 2002. After the release of The Big Come Up in 2002 and Rubber Factory in 2004, The Black Keys Completed Attack & Release in 2008. This being their first professional studio album with help from producer Danger Mouse. 2010 proved to be a big year for Auerbach and Carney with the release of Brothers which received commercial praise and 3 Grammy Awards. El Camino was released the following year in 2011 and landed at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. This lead to their first arena concert tour, The El Camino Tour. This album also won 3 Grammy Awards. Their latest album, Turn Blue, was released earlier this year and landed the boys their first #1 record here in the U.S and Australia. These two have proven to stand the test of time and are arguably one of the greatest indie rock groups of the 2000's. Dan and Patrick (yeah we are already on a first name basis) You guys are extremely talented, keep it up.
This week, I got to try a Vegas native named Bachi Burger. With only two locations in the Vegas area, this was a little bit of a trip to get to but worth it. The burger focused restaurant had a modern look and feel to it as you walked in. With the option of bar seating (not like a bar with alcohol but just a bar area) or table seating, we couldn't decide so our host/waiter took us to the bar top. We took a look at the menu and found more than enough options for us to choose from. We started with the Pork Belly Steamed Buns. Served with pork belly, scallions, radish, boiled egg, black vinaigrette, and hoisin BBQ sauce on the side. I have had steamed buns before and this version was really well done. The flavors not only meshed well but the pork belly was cooked right. Honestly my favorite part of this dish though was the hoisin BBQ sauce on the side. Sweet, a little spicy, and I love barbeque sauce on everything so it immediately won over my heart. We then ordered our burgers. I went with their Black and Green Burger. Served with a grass fed waygu beef burger, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, caramelized bacon, blue cheese, garlic, and a mix of greens. I ordered my burger medium, which is preferred by most guests, and the burger was pretty darn perfect. The beef itself was awesome because waygu is awesome. My friend ordered the Miyagi-San burger. Served with grass fed wagyu beef, chili mayo, fried egg, caramelized bacon, and crispy onion rings. Also a great choice. I am a big believer that when you add an egg to the top of something it just makes it that much better. This burger was so exception. All the flavors combined for a version of a breakfast burger that would want to eat every morning.
Enjoy everyone, and Happy Foodie Friday to you all!