May 2011: Featured in the second episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Four Kegs was said to be one of Guy Fieri’s favorite spots for a killer Stromboli. They were OK. We headed in on a weeknight and it wasn’t terribly busy, so there was no wait. We were seated and greeted right away. We started off with an order of deep fried macaroni and cheese and some medium chicken wings. After waiting quite a long time, the mac & cheese bites arrived. They looked good, but were ultimately pretty boring. They had very little flavor. It was almost like a boxed mac & cheese that was breaded and deep fried. (It probably wasn’t even that deep. These seemed like they were a pre-packaged deal they bought.)
The wings arrived next, and again there was no flavor. I assure you, the photo I’ve got here isn’t doctored. This is actually how little sauce were on these wings. They were cooked nice and crispy (just the way I like them). It’s just hardly fair to call them medium Buffalo Wings if there’s no actual buffalo sauce on them. I don’t need them to be dripping in sauce, but if I wanted plain wings, I’d have ordered them that way.
Finally, we ordered a large Stromboli. The waitress asked if we wanted extra marinara for dipping. We both said no. After another incredibly long wait for the food, the Stromboli finally arrived, complete with a side of sauce I didn’t order. Why do I mention that? I didn’t find out until a day or two later when I was going through my receipts that I was actually charged extra for this sauce. I’m not really surprised though. The waitress was completely loopy, and was running around the section having very weird conversations with customers. She was nice and all, just very unusual. In any case, the Stromboli was tasty, but not killer by any means. There weren’t exactly a lot of toppings inside, so it was mostly bread. It was cooked well, but it just left me wanting something more. Overall, the food here was average at best, and the service was pretty slow for how little food we were ordering. Since it wasn’t even on the strip, it sort of seemed like a lot of work for what we really got.
Food: (5 / 10)
Service: (5 / 10)
Show: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives — Episode: That’s Italian (102)
Restaurant Info: Four Kegs Sports Bar (Pub)– 276 N. Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 — (702) 870-0255