Spotlight on Business
By Perry Caravello
The site of Boulder City’s first bank is now home to Boulder City’s first gourmet burger establishment. Located in the heart of historic Downtown Boulder City, The Dillinger is a premier Food & Drinkery.
The owners named it after John Dillinger, the notorious bank robber whose reputation as one of the most daring Depression-era criminals was at its height during the creation of the Hoover Dam. Dillinger’s criminal career ended when he was shot outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago, a small movie house much like the one across from his new namesake.
The building required extensive remodeling to achieve an ambiance worthy of the name. The remodel includes custom entry doors with shotgun door handles, a steel logo inlay concrete bar, a rusted steel trellis above the bar, custom hand-carved ceramic tiles and the original Bank of Nevada sign that was discovered during renovations.
“The idea to open a restaurant came when I decided I liked working long hours and not having a personal life,” says Grant Turner, owner of the Dillinger. After assembling a team comprised of an ultra-friendly wait staff, top-notch management and a very talented and personable head chef, The Dillinger had their official Grand Opening on August 19, 2011. The Dillinger takes great pride in their gourmet burgers and craft beers. They also have a full bar and a respectable wine and whiskey list. In addition, they offer a full menu including delicious wings, great salads, a wide variety of sandwiches and homemade cheesecake. The Dillinger also offers weekly specials: Fish Taco Tuesday and Dollar Beer Wednesday ($1 PBRs - so cold they will make your teeth hurt).
Looking forward to the future, The Dillinger will host a number of events: Sushi Night once a month, the Shane Patton Scholarship Foundation Pub Crawl in April, beer, wine & whiskey tastings and Live Music.
The Dillinger is open 7 days and is kid- and family-friendly. They offer full service catering and can host parties and events. Follow The Dillinger on Facebook and Twitter @TheDillingerBC for specials and events. Come Hungry, Come Thirsty!
The Dillinger - 1224 Arizona Street - 293.4001