Sunday, November 7, 2010
Another great hamburger...in Austin!
For a mere $7.50, I got a big, juicy and delicious bacon cheeseburger that was full of flavor and tasted truly fresh, the mark of a great burger. First of all, the meat is ground coarsely so it doesn't look like the normal gooshy ground beef you find in a supermarket. After biting into the burger, you'll notice that it looks--and tastes--more like chopped steak. This is fresh meat that has never seen the inside of a freezer. And when I was done, the wax paper on my plate was literally covered with burger juice. Not grease, but juice.
The Mexican vanilla shake was out of this world. I'm normally not that crazy about vanilla shakes, but this one was rich and full of flavor. The generous helping of fries were lightly seasoned with herbs, and were crisp and not at all greasy.
All in all, this burger is a welcome addition to my SoCo (South Congress) rounds which include Home Slice Pizza, the best New York thin-crust pizza in Texas, and the Continental Club, my favorite Austin hangout for live music. I think I still have to rate The Alamo Springs Cafe as my favorite Texas burger, but Hopdoddy is a close second. It's located at 1400 S. Congress Street. You can check out their website at http://www.hopdoddy.com/.