Friday, July 31, 2009

Twisted Root Burger Co.

So, today we ate our first of MANY hamburgers! We visited the Twisted Root Burger Co. at their newest location in Richardson.

We both agree that they were mighty fine hamburgers! We entered the place to find a very long, winding line. We waited in line for about 20 minutes, but we're not sure really how long we were in line because we were so amused by everything to look at. As we were looking at the menu we noticed:

"Grass Fed"! We thought of Lee and had to take this photo! We also enjoyed the other eclectic types on burgers noted in that same photo. Apparently ostrich has the highest protein percentage of 32%. There was a wall of bumper stickers that anyone could place on the wall. Quite amusing.

We each got a hamburger, although mine was a cheeseburger. Travis got curly fries that were definitely better than my sweet potato chips. I got the Homemade Root Beer that was delicious! And Travis got a chocolate shake make with homemade ice cream. Mmm!
After we gave our order we were each given a card with a name on it. I was Strawberry Shortcake and Travis was Poncho Villa. It was how they called out the orders when they were ready. Others were Oprah, Clark Gable, Austin Powers, etc.

Travis enjoying the FIRST bite of the FIRST burger! They were SOOOO good! The grease was running down my hand and arm. The burger has a smokey peppery taste. It was so good, I can't imagine how good the rest of these burgers will compare with this one. Mmm!

Our next burger will be this Thursday for Travis's birthday. We're going to Snuffer's because he wants cheese fries. :) I'm not too excited about Snuffer's, but we'll see.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Burger List

1. The Grape, Dallas, Classic Cheeseburger

2. Counter Cafe, Austin, Counter Burger

3. Alamo Springs Cafe, Fredericksburg, Cheeseburger (with green chiles on a jalapeno-cheese bun)

4. Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, Toro Burger

5. The Cove, San Antonio, Texas Burger

6. The Porch, Dallas, The Stodg

7. Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Hamburger Steak on a Bun

8. Dutch’s, Fort Worth, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burger

9. Beck’s Prime, Houston, Bacon Cheeseburger

10. Orlando’s, Lubbock, Cheeseburger in Paradise

11. White Buffalo Bar, Gage Hotel Marathon, Buffalo Burger

12. Cover 3, Austin, Chop-House Burger (with cheese and bacon)

13. Burger Fresh, Conroe, 1/2 Pound Burger

14. Burger Tex II, Austin, Burgogi Burger

15. Twisted Root Burger Co., Dallas, Hamburger

16. Max’s Wine Dive, Austin and Houston, Kobe Beef Burger

17. Love Shack, Fort Worth, Dirty Love Burger

18. Fatty’s Burgers & More, San Antonio, Ref Burger

19. MoMak’s Backyard Malts & Burgers, San Antonio, MoMak Classic Burger

20. Kelly’s Eastside, Plano, Southwestern Burger

21. Big’z Burger Joint, San Antonio, Big’z Famous No. 1

22. Chicken Oil Co., Bryan, Snuffy Burger

23. Cafe Michael Burger, Galveston, Tiki Burger

24. Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies, Midland, The French Connection Burger

25. Mockingbird Bistro, Houston, American Kobe Beef Burger

26. Parkside, Austin, Cheeseburger

27. Black Sheep Lodge, Austin, Black Buffalo Burger

28. Miss Hattie’s Cafe and Saloon, San Angelo, Miss Hattie Burger

29. Mel’s Country Cafe, Tomball, Double Hamburger

30. Roaring Fork, Austin, Half Ass Burger (also in San Antonio)

31. Gene’s Tasty Burger, Wichita Falls, Frisco Burger

32. Cliff Cafe, Dallas, Brie and Granny Smith Burger

33. Bracken Store Cafe, San Antonio, Bean and Frito Burger

34. Sam’s Deli Diner, Houston, Hamburger

35. Dry Creek Cafe, Houston, The Regular (with asadero cheese)

36. Hamburger Store, Jefferson, Build-Your-Own Burger

37. Mighty Fine, Austin, Hamburger

38. Roadhouse, Bastrop, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger

39. Lankford Grocery and Market, Houston, Old-Fashioned Hamburger

40. Classics Burgers and “Moore,” Kerrville, Cheeseburger

41. Koffee Kup Family Restaurant, Hico, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger

42. Hruska’s Store and Bakery, Ellinger, Cheeseburger

43. Rosco’s Burger Inn, El Paso, Rosco Burger

44. Port Aransas Brewing Company, Port Aransas, Stopher Burger

45. Goode Company Hamburgers and Taqueria, Houston, Mesquite Burger

46. Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar, Dallas, Green Chile Swissburger

47. Fred’s Texas Cafe, Fort Worth, Diablo Burger

48. Speedy’s Burger, Houston, Hamburguesa Mexicana

49. Gourmet Burger Grill, San Antonio, Hamburger

50. Jakes, Dallas, #1 Jakes Special

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Beginning of the Burger Quest

Tonight while we were visiting Travis's parents, Travis was reading Texas Monthly Magazine's 50 Best Burgers in Texas. It hit him almost immediately that we would eat each and every one of these burgers. I decided that I would photograph and blog about our quest. We typed up the burger list and are ready to check them all off! From Lubbock to Port Aransas, El Paso to Jefferson, we will plan out trips just for burgers or create a new path when going to visit family around the state. There is no time frame, but we are hoping 2 years. We don't see ourselves making it out to El Paso any time soon, but looks as if we may be making the trip just to finish the list!

Here we go!