Burger by Louie

Regional burger spots have entered the Houston market over the last couple of years. One of those is Bar Louie, recently opening in the Sugar Land Town Center. While the name my not imply that they specialize in hamburgers, their menu tells a different story, with an entire section devoted to burgers. 

Choosing which burger to order was not easy, but considering I love whiskey as much as I do a good burger, the choice quickly became obvious. The Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger had my name written all over it. Covered in a zesty house-made sauce spiked with Bulleit Bourbon, the meat is an 80/20 blend of chuck and brisket, topped with cheddar cream cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and crispy onion rings topped with a fresh baked challah bun. With all these ingredients, the burger had to be a winner. And it was! 

The sweetness of the fluffy bun was the perfect companion to a juicy cooked to order (medium) patty with contrasting flavors from the meat mixture. The crispy onion strings and applewood bacon complimented the cheddar cream cheese which enveloped the burger, creating explosion of flavors. In my opinion, this was near burger perfection. The fact that this burger was served from a Chicago-based chain is quite impressive.  I only have six burgers left to try from their menu.

As their name implies, Louie serves some impressive craft cocktails, as well as inspiring appetizers, salads, and flatbreads. However, with their burger menu, there is no need to order something else.

Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger from Bar Louie in Sugar Land Town Center

Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger from Bar Louie in Sugar Land Town Center

Cheers to Eating More Burgers!

11:00am - 2:00am Mon. - Fri., 10:00am - 2:00am Sat. - Sun.; 16089 City Walk Drive, Sugar Land $$

Farm-to-Market Road Burger

Burgers seem to be the food of the day in the Heights area, as new great finds are popping up in the Washington Avenue corridor. FM Kitchen is the brainchild of Ryan Hildebrandt, and his talent is on full display at this casual spot featuring drinks, food, music, and a huge patio with a variety of games including ping-pong and shuffle board.

The food is the true star at FM Kitchen. From salads and chicken sandwiches, to great tasting burgers, the food has been consistently good on each visit. The burger is simple and uncomplicated, yet the taste is exceptional. The hand-made patty is topped with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Shhh Sauce. The fries look ordinary, but they are perfection in a cardboard container. The salty coating creates a tasty crispy texture with a tender middle. Once I devoured my order, I found myself stealing fries from my lunch partner. They are that good.

The service is friendly and attentive. The interior seating area is open, clean and sleek with industrial elements. The outdoor seating area is vast with covered and un-covered tables flanked by games and a music area with sand on the ground. If you are in the mood for a drink, FM Kitchen serves creative craft cocktails and a more than ample whiskey selection.  While they tend to get crowded for dinner, lunch is less busy, and is my favorite time to stop by for a darn good burger.

FM Burger @ FM Burger

FM Burger @ FM Burger

Cheers to Eating More Burgers!

11:00am - 10:00pm Sun. - Fri.; 1112 N. Shepherd Dr. $-$$