Archive for the 'Burgers' Category

Burger report: Five Guys

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

We saw that Five Guys Burgers and Fries had opened a Sugar Land location last weekend. On President Obama’s (and my in-laws’) recommendation, we decided to check it out. Considering the source of the recommendation, we had pretty high hopes. However, Five Guys didn’t make the cut among our burger testers. Dan thought it was […]

Burger report: Smashburger

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The title of this post should properly be “Holy crap! Smashburger is Awesome!,” but for consistency’s sake, I’m leaving it as it is. Dan and I tried Smashburger the day after it opened last week, to see if it would be worth taking my mom to to try for our burger hunting. It was amazing, […]

Burger report: Lankford Grocery and Tornado Burger

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

The burger detectives went to Lankford Grocery over Thanksgiving. Incidentally, any place that doesn’t have a website I can link to is a good candidate for “best burger,” because that means it’s a one-off kind of place and not a chain. Anyway, Lankford was incredibly crowded, which affirms its status as a lauded Houston institution. […]

Burger report: Southwell’s Hamburger Grill

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

We went on our first post-Natal burger excursion today. As you can see from the picture, Nate geared up for his first adventure by resting up. He also napped through the whole lunch, too. We, including our guest burger judge, Dan, tried Southwell’s today. We ended up there after realizing that all the burger places […]

Burger report: We’re not alone

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Apparently, the quest for an elusive burger is not ours alone (mine, Dan’s, and my mom’s, I mean). I previously mentioned that our gold standard was from a bar in Empire, MI, which we don’t know the name of and definitely couldn’t find again if we wanted to. The exact same story line formed the […]

Burger report: Criteria

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I had promised before that I would lay out some of the criteria for judging, but the Pappas post seemed like it was getting too long to include it there. I’m coming to understand after these two trials how much the bun matters. It needs to either be completely unobtrusive, which means a low bun-to-meat […]

Burger report: Pappas Bar-B-Q

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

We were finally able to sample Pappas Bar-B-Q’s burgers today after an aborted attempt earlier this week. It seems that not only do certain locations not serve burgers, which we found out about two weeks ago when we tried to go to the location on S. Main near Reliant Stadium, but even those that do […]

Burger report: Chronicle picks

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Huh, more proof that the Chronicle’s website is just weird: They have the burger slideshow back up now. It wasn’t there when I made my post a few days ago, and it wasn’t there at 8:00 this morning when I did my daily read of the Chronicle’s headlines. Maybe the fact that I’ve searched the […]

Burger report: Prince’s

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

About ten days ago, I saw a slideshow on the Houston Chronicle’s web site on the best burgers in Houston. They weren’t actually ranked or reviewed, nor were their locations even listed; it just showed photos of burgers and named where they were from. I found some of their choices immediately suspect, given that they […]