Do not eat there!
I hate to give publicity to a truly awful place but it is important to me to let those living in Las Vegas know about Blue Fire BBQ. This is beyond bad food and lousy service. The evening ended with the owner trying to throw water on a table filled with laptops and other electronic equipment and police being called to intervene. According to Ask.com, there are 2,374 restaurants in Las Vegas. I would recommend you try the other 2,373 restaurants before going to Blue Fire BBQ.
So letís start at the beginning.
I am a food writer, not a food critic. I write about chef profiles, restaurants, cuisines and beverages. If I donít like a place, I just donít write about it. So I was thrilled when I was invited to a networking meeting at Blue Fire BBQ. I had never been to the place and looked forward to maybe discovering a hidden treasure.
I walked into a very beautiful place that was deserted. I mean not one single person was in the place and it was 6:45 p.m. on a Wednesday night. I saw the banquet room filled with people, which is where my meeting was being held, and I walked in.
This is a networking meeting so I wasnít planning on eating a full meal but I was planning to buy an appetizer and drink. When the waitress, which I found out is the owner, brought menus to our table filled with three other writers, I asked if there were any food specials being offered for attendees of the meeting. She immediately developed an attitude and after some discussion, I found out there were no food specials, only drink specials. Then she stomped away, not asking anyone at the table if they wanted to order and even took the menu away from the one writer getting ready to order.
Afterwards, one person from our table went to the bar to get a drink and when she returned, told us that the owner was nasty to her about giving her the drink special price. We all looked at each other and the three of us went to the bar to get our drinks. The wine was $3 a glass and we each gave $5. The owner THREW the money back at one of the other writers and myself and said that she liked the one writer but not the two of us. The writer asked her what did he do and what happened to make her treat him like that. I spoke up and said that she didnít want us to ever return. She said I was right and then started screaming at me that I insulted everyone and started shaking her fist at us. We walked back into the meeting.
We did let the person who organized the meeting know and she apologized profusely. The evening continued with the presentation and I then chose to leave early since I was hungry and obviously not welcomed. One person I knew walked out with me (along with her sister) and said that they were almost bullied into buying food and that the food was terrible. They also vowed never to return.
At a networking meeting, there are sponsors who pay money for display tables to promote their business. One sponsor was a digital specialist company with laptops and other electronic equipment set up to explain what they do. One of the other writers stayed behind and let me know later that there was an altercation between a sponsor and owner and she picked up a glass of water to throw on the computers.
Sara Gabriella ∑ Creative Genius at Finesse responded with more details, "I was one of the sponsors who had my computer, my phone and my iPad dumped with water. After which, she grabbed my computer and my iPad and threw them on the floor! My partners and I were given an incident number by the police who made the report and told we could file charges or file for compensation for our damaged electronics. Truly the most horrendous experience I've ever had and I sincerely apologize to any, and all, our guests who were subjected to this rude, aggressive and, in our case, violent, behavior. Thank you Debbie for warning unsuspecting would-be customers about this threat."
I have interviewed many, many restaurateurs and chefs and the one common denominator is that they want to make people happy with their food and service. Since there are 2,373 other restaurants in Las Vegas, patronize them instead.
Donít patronize Blue Fire BBQ
4275 S Durango Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89147
thats a dam shame, cuz the place looks pretty nice http://www.bluefirebarbecue.com/