Laughlin Buzz

Aug 25, 2016

Changes at Bumbleberry Flats in the Pioneer Casino

Laughlin, NV
Bumbleberry Flats in the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall




In the August 25, 2016 (online) report in Food and Beverage magazine the management of the very popular Bumbleberry Flats restaurant announced a change in their executive chef.

Multiple award winning Chef Craig Pinkard is out with new Executive Chef Johnny Flores set to take over the culinary gem hidden in the otherwise unspectacular setting of the Pioneer Casino.

Update 11-16:  Word is that Johnny Flores is no longer with Bumbleberry Flats either. 

Chef Pinkard was the creative force and passion behind  Bumbleberry Flats.  He helped build it from the inception as an unknown spot with a strange sounding name into a favorite among locals and visitors to the Laughlin area.  

Bumbleberry Flats opened in January of 2014 and from the onset the restaurant under Pinkard's leadership began to win awards from local Best of Polls and Food Fests.




We are very sad to see Chef Pinkard go and wish him success in his future endeavors.  Hopefully, we will see him remain somewhere in the local Laughlin or Tri-State restaurant scene.

Now the question* is what will happen to the Bumbleberry Flats so many have come to love?

New, Executive Chef Johnny Flores has an impressive resume (coming from Las Vegas).  The only constant is change, so stay tuned for reviews and further information soon.

*Another unanswered question might be why the change?   


Below are some of the Awards won by Bumbleberry Flats and Chef Pinkard since they opened.

2016 AWARDS

2016 Best of Laughlin 
Best Restaurant - Bumbleberry Flats
Best Chef - Chef Craig Pinkard, BumbleBerry Flats
Best Breakfast - Bumbleberry Flats
Best Late Night Eats -Bumbleberry Flats
Best Bloody Mary - Bumbleberry Flats
Best Desserts/Sweets - Bumbleberry Flats





2016 Mohave Valley Daily News Best of 2016
Best American Food
Best Burger

Photo from the Mohave Daily News
Taste Of Bullhead 2016 
Under Chef Pinkard, Bumbleberry Flats won the Best EntréeAward at the Taste Of Bullhead 2016 for the 3rd Consecutive Year.   For 2016 the win was with featured the Entrées, Brisket Burger and BBQ Ribs.


2015 AWARDS



2015 Best of Laughlin
Best Chef - Chef Craig Pinkard, BumbleBerry Flats
Best Breakfast - Bumbleberry Flats, Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall

2016 Mohave Valley Daily News Best of 2015
Best American Food
Best Burger

Taste Of Bullhead 2015
Taste of Bullhead Peoples Choice Award for Best Appetizer and Best Entrée 2015



Photo above and below by Mohave Daily News



Chef's Food Fest 2015
Voted BEST FOOD



2014 AWARDS


2016 Mohave Valley Daily News Best of 2014
Best Breakfast
Best Burger

Taste Of Bullhead 2014
Taste of Bullhead Peoples Choice Award for Best Entrée 2014






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