BB Lemon Burger

Finally, back to blogging, and there is no better burger to start with than the savory cheeseburger from BB Lemon on Washington Avenue. This new cool spot is the brainchild of Benjamin Berg, owner of B&B Butchers. The excitement this burger generates comes from Mr. Berg himself. After testing and tasting, the 80/20 Wagyu grind was the final answer to one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. Apparently, others think the same as BB Lemon has been packing in crowds since their early November opening.

This burger is a true classic. Juicy char-crusted patty, tangy cheddar cheese melting evenly over the sides, along with onions topped off with a slightly sweet and glistening bakery bun makes this one tasty hamburger. The side of slightly spicy house-made pickles was a nice touch. From the first bite, the juices were flowing. The full-flavored patty is definitely the star here - just the right amount of salt, pepper and seasoning that does not over power. Crispy thin onion strings and Fried Brussels were nicely paired with my burger. And, the mason jar of banana pudding put my meal to bed.

Let me make this perfectly clear - I am a huge fan of the hamburgers at BB Lemon. Well-done, BB! (Benjamin Berg)

The Cheeseburger from BB Lemon

The Cheeseburger from BB Lemon

Cheers to Eating More Burgers in 2019!

Open Sun. 11:00am - 10:00pm; Mon. - Wed. 11:00am - 12:00am; Thurs. - Sat 11:00am - 2:00am, 1809 Washington Ave. $$

Small Bites, Big Bites, Big Taste

Bigger is not always better. Proof of that is evident at The Tasting Room - Uptown Park. Their Kobe Beef Sliders may be small in size, but they are big in so many ways.

Served as a trio, each Kobe beef slider patty was cooked to perfection, nicely charred on the outside with succulent juices flowing from the middle. Savory caramelized onions and cheddar cheese atop the glistening brioche bun added nice flavor contrasts. The accompanying house french fries, dusted with parsley flakes, were crunchy on the outside and tender in the middle.

What most people don’t know is that The Tasting Room has a wonderful chef-driven menu with exceptional food. I have known about their hamburger options for years, having enjoyed them while dining here with my “Burger Buddies”. Besides the Kobe beef sliders, a Tasting Room Burger is also offered. More of the same, but a larger version, the TTR Burger offers the same great taste. This version is jazzed up to include a pepper encrusted hamburger patty, which is a mixture of all beef short rib, brisket and chuck, on an onion challah bun. Talk about your flavor contrasts! Bite after bite, the burger selections at The Tasting Room are great examples of what a good hamburger experience should be.

In the interest of full disclosure, as of November, I am employed by the Corporate entity who owns The Tasting Rooms (Uptown Park & City Centre) in Houston. Yet, as I said, my burger adventures have taken me to The Tasting Room for years, and now I get to enjoy them more often.

Kobe Beef Sliders - The Tasting Room, Uptown Park

Kobe Beef Sliders - The Tasting Room, Uptown Park

Tasting Room Burger

Tasting Room Burger

Cheers to Eating More Burgers in 2019!

Open Mon. 11:00am - 10:00pm; Tues. - Wed. 11:00am - 12:00am; Thurs. - Fri. 1:00am - 10:00pm; Sat. 3:00pm - 1:00am; Sun. 3:00pm - 10:00pm;  1101-10 Uptown Park Blvd. $$

City Centre location for hours and burger menu items - https://www.tastingroomwines.com/city-centre/