Lucky Burger No 5

Gourmet hamburgers have come a long way over the last decade. They are now offered on menus at restaurants serving fine cuisine. Tiny’s No. 5 is a culinary delight in West University, and their menu is no exception. I recently enjoyed their Lucky Burger for lunch with my burger buddies.

The Lucky Burger is piled high with two ground in-house patties and adorned with cheddar cheese that melted evenly on all sides of the burger. with house-made pickles and a side of lucky sauce, this burger was a combination of tantalizing flavor explosions. A nicely charred crust on the patties kept juices flowing with each bite. The brioche bun was perfectly toasted and held firm throughout the burger experience. Some brioche buns fall apart with the first bite, but Tiny’s creates heavenly baked goods. A generous side of thinly crisp sweet potato fries was a nice compliment to the hamburger.

While this is definitely a two-handed burger, I suggest cutting in half (or divorcing) just to get a look at the beautiful hamburger you are about to enjoy. I am eagerly looking forward to my next (Lucky) burger adventure.

Lucky Burger flanked with sweet potato fries from Tiny’s No. 5

Lucky Burger flanked with sweet potato fries from Tiny’s No. 5

Cheers to Eating More Burgers in 2019!

Open Sun. 9:00am - 2:00pm; Tues. - Fri. 7:00am - 9:00pm; Thurs. - Sat 8:00am - 9:00pm, 3636 Rice Blvd. $$

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. $$