Category Archives: Burgers

Eating Our Way Through the Ace Hotel, Pt. II: The Breslin Burger

The burger pantheon now includes two: Father’s Office and the Breslin Burger. That’s all that needs to be said here. That and the fact that we ate a combined total of five of these in three days. Okay, I’ll say … Continue reading

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The Perfect Winter Meal: DBGB, New York

A lot of people who write blogs apologize to their audience when they aren’t able to post as frequently. But I figure I get more enjoyment out of this thing than anyone else, so when I blog less often, I … Continue reading

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The Fancy Burger Chronicles: Minetta Tavern

The first issue that needs to be addressed is price. Minetta Tavern’s “Black Label Burger” costs $26. So let me start by saying this: Not unreasonable. It has occurred to me that I write about New York restaurants more than … Continue reading

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The ‘Burger Bar’ Arrives in Austin: Hopdoddy’s

Our New Year’s Eve was pretty tame this year. We stayed in for the evening, but we did manage to get out early in the day and try Hopdoddy, Austin’s answer to the unstoppable high-end burger trend. While walking past … Continue reading

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Freddy's

I’ve always heard that the Mexican food in San Antonio is great. Unfortunately, most of my San Antonio meals happen on the trip between there and Austin. Recently, some co-workers and I found a location of midwesten burger chain Freddy’s … Continue reading

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Hipster Bloodsport

This week’s New Yorker features a profile of Spotted Pig chef April Bloomfield. One passage reminded me of our last visit there: New Yorkers didn’t quite know what to make of it. Was it a bar with good food? A … Continue reading

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The Inevitable: Burger Tex

I’ve lived in Texas for about four years, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two things Texans love more than anything else: naming stuff after Texas, and wordplay. So we have Texpresso for coffee, Texadelphia for cheese … Continue reading

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The Meatball Shop; New York NY

My favorite meal on our last trip to New York was probably the Meatball Shop, on the Lower East Side. One of the problems with hanging out in New York is that you’re always surrounded by people who are far … Continue reading

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Phil's Ice House

Two things probably determine whether or not you enjoy Phil’s: your feelings about Kolache buns and your tolerance of children. I’m okay with both, so I like the place. I always get the 78704. I’m not normally one for hamburgers … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood Joint Perfected: Billy's On Burnet

The neighborhood bar holds a kind of mythic status. It’s an archetype that is in most of our heads, but few of our actual neighborhoods. I must have driven by Billy’s On Burnet a hundred times, often wondering what it … Continue reading

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