I participate in the burger conversations as a matter of course, although I have not eaten one in nearly fifteen years. (I prefer not to eat mammals. Anything that sports big brown eyes while alive just doesn't sit right on my plate. Now, some of you will insist that the rumors disseminated by the pork industry are true—that bacon comes from pigs. Don't be silly. Everyone knows it comes from the Yellow-chested Bacon Bird.) In any event, here are the suggestions made during a Thursday night DP gab-fest about the places in town with the best burgers, in no particular order:
- Five Guys,
- P. Terry's,
- Counter Cafe (anointed by Texas Monthly as purveyor of the 2nd-best burger in Texas)
Places that were roundly razzed by Parkers include Sonic and Hilberts. (Caveat: Folks agree that although the food sucks at Sonic, somehow it goes down all too easily with an icy cherry limeade.)
If you beg to differ with this admittedly imperfect best-burger poll, you may post your opinions in a comment or in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, you all can ponder the best local beers as well, which was the topic of berm-side conversation on Saturday night. Bon appetit!