Up front, let me be clear - I am a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. However, my Dad and older brother both graduated from Texas A&M. The Aggie culture was one I was brought up with - games, sweatshirts, aggie songs, etc. This past weekend, I joined my brother and nephew for the final Aggie home game of the season in College Station. My brother said there was a hamburger place he wanted to try, and we would stop on our way into town.
Our destination - Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill. It was a cool and rainy day, so (of course) there was a line to get into the joint. After all, this WAS game day. And who could forget that since everyone was outfitted in some type of Aggie attire? At first the line didn't move, but that gave me the opportunity to case the place, soaking in the variety of "folks" indulging on the comfort food that are the burgers and every fried side-item one could wish for.
Finally, getting to order, I placed mine for the usual. Bacon Cheeseburger, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, jalapeños, and light mayo. After what seemed like a very long time (note - there is a sign posted that on game days, once you place your order, the wait time for your food could exceed 1 hour), my burger arrived.
The big reveal - there is none! Over cooked, and under flavored, with fatty rare bacon, the best part about the burger experience here were the fries! They were thin - crispy on the outside, and meaty inside. But, that's really more for a Fries Blog. I would have anticipated much more from a place that expected me to wait over 1 hour for my food on a "game-day".
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!