It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to add a new review or head somewhere new so I do apologize for the absence, but this weekend we headed to Austin. Mainly to knock off a few burgers from the Texas Monthly Top 50 list I’ve been working towards completing, but also because I’ve never actually spent a night in Austin.
Waking up the next morning after an evening in downtown Austin with all of the cool bars and food trucks, and feeling less than stellar I might add, we decided to head out to try the #2 burger on Texas Monthly’s list. We arrived with a short wait, and were then seated at the counter. No need to peruse the menu as we knew what we were there for, the burger.
When the burger arrived we were excited about the bun, and were not let down. While being a bit large for the patty, it had a fantastic sweetness and conjured memories of a wonderful sticky bun. The lettuce was of the bibb variety and the onions and tomatoes seemed fresh and crisp. I’m not much on cheddar cheese on a burger, and even grated at that, but it seemed to work although something with a bit more kick, smokiness, or thought would have been a welcome addition. The requisite addition of bacon on one of burgers was thick, crisp, and peppered perfectly.
The fries however were a bit of a letdown as they were obviously fresh cut, but seemed to lack a proper blanching to firm them up. They laid on the plate soggy and limp until they cooled a bit which then cold, but still a nice way to finish the meal.
I don’t know about #2, but I’d put this in the top 5 burgers for sure. The #3 burger in Alamo Springs was superior in my opinion, but this was a fine burger whose highlight was obviously the bun.
626 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703