It's true. Most places who serve a burger on their menu can make a good one. Those places specializing in burgers SHOULD make a very good one. One would think. Today, I enjoyed my monthly lunch with "The Burger Buddies". We convened at "Christian's Tailgate" on Washington Avenue. We made the decision in unison, during our last lunch, to try this place out together.
Christian's is somewhat of a Houston burger institution. Per usual, I ordered a 1/3lb "cooked-medium" bacon cheeseburger, with lettuce, onions and light mayo. (Mix of Onion Rings and Fries on the side - okay some say I need an intervention quick!) The burger arrived, and the aroma was reeling me in as I took the first bite. The burger (mine and the others') was a little over-cooked, but had a good flavor. The bacon, light (mustard-ly tasting) mayo and the meat flavors complimented each other nicely. The burger was warm, juicy, and firm. The onion rings were quite delicious, but the fries were batter fries - not my favorite.
And, that about sums up this burger experience. Good burger - nothing too exciting. The rustic "beer joint" atmosphere was cool, and fit the mood. While discussing the fact that our burgers were "good", it led to an interesting discussion on our choices for good burgers and great burgers in Houston. We agreed with each other, and disagreed with each other, but we all did agree on our next burger adventure! And, we agreed that if anyone ever wanted to meet us at Christian's we would. But, would we make Christian's a destination burger?.......hmmm.