Boss Burger

A recent Newport Beach addition to the Houston restaurant scene, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, on Mid Lane near River Oaks District is one cool cat! With their cool exposed brick interior, large garage doors opening to an outdoor eating area, one of the best whiskey selections in town, this cool spot also highlights two hamburgers on their menu, including their namesake Bosscat Burger, pictured below.

The Bosscat Burger's ingredients blend together to make a delectable meal. In-house ground beef is complimented by bacon, cheese, black garlic sauce, lettuce and tomato on a cornmeal-dusted bun. The juices flowed with each bite, and while the bun might look dry, it is anything but!  The toasted middle and fluffy top offered the right combination of moistness and flavor. I ordered a very generous side-portion of Bosscat Fries - crunchy wedge fries with a tender center, made from their secret recipe, and accompanied by chow-chow catsup. And, to wash it all down, I enjoyed a shot of Elmer T. Lee bourbon. 

The service at Bosscat is attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is relaxed with that cool vibe. Their convenient location and ample parking in the garage, or valet, makes this a go-to destination on my burger list. I have enjoyed many visits, and suggest you do the same, and soon.

Bosscat Burger

Bosscat Burger

Cheers to Eating More Burgers!

11:00am - 1:00pm Mon. - Wed., 11:00pm - 2:00am Thurs. - Sat., 11:00am - 4:00pm Sun.; 4310 Westheimer Rd., Suite 150. $$

Heights Burger

With so many new restaurants and bars finding their way to the Houston Heights, it is easy to find a good place for a burger. However, to find such a place that is lively, a bit funky, has a cool vibe, AND serves an exceptional burger might be more difficult to land on. Recently, I found such a spot, and I'm very glad that I did.

Presidio Bar & Grill on 11th Street had been on my radar, and I took a chance during their first week in business to try them out. Walking through the large wooden doors, I was greeted with a sleek interior of steel and wood decor with stained concrete floors. Banks of tables lined the middle of the dining room, with smaller tables flanking the front windows and a bar as the centerpiece along the west wall. Two patios adorn both the east and west sides of the building, one for outdoor dining, and one more for events,  like the one being held on our visit. 

After a short wait, we sat down, ordered craft cocktails and appetizers, and then I placed my order for their 44 Farms Burger. This, like all of their dishes, are sourced using local/Texas suppliers. As the burger came out in a paper draped basket, the white cheddar cheese was enveloping the perfectly charred-crusted 44 Farms patty, complimented by onion bacon jam, lettuce, tomato, onion and house-made pickles. This myriad of flavors worked so well, that my dining companion declared this the best burger she had ever eaten. I have to agree with her assessment, and the hand-cut sea salt coated fries only added to our praise.

One sad note was that the chef's Father had recently passed away. There was a memorial for him taking place out on the larger patio during our visit, complete with a jazz band playing at this "celebration of life", The attendees proceeded to march through the dining room playing NOLA-style jazz on their musical instruments their  so everyone could be a part of the event. This made our entire dining experience one of pure joy, pleasure, and culinary delight.  No doubt, I will be back very soon.

44 Ranch Burger from Presidio in Houston Heights

44 Ranch Burger from Presidio in Houston Heights

Cheers to Eating More Burgers!

5:00pm - 10:00pm Tues. - Thurs., 5:00pm - 2:00am Fri., 11:00am - 2:00am Sat., 5:00pm-10:00pm Sun.; 911 W. 11th St. $-$$$