The Creek family of restaurants, originating from Austin, have popped around the Houston Heights area of town. A more recent addition is Canyon Creek Cafe on the northeast end of Memorial Park on Westcott. Stopping by for lunch recently, I ordered the Luckenburger and anxiously awaited this creation to be brought to the table. The 100% Texas 44 Farms Angus beef, topped with an over easy egg, Applewood smoked bacon, white cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo was enough to make me very impatient with excitement. Add the side of poblano slaw I ordered, and I knew that my taste buds would soon be in for a true burger adventure.
I chose the slaw because I have never been a fan of the random fries served at any of the Creek restaurants. I would never have expected the burger to come out as random, but my expectations were quickly dashed. The burger was bland and overcooked, the toasted bun was cold and fell apart, and the overall experience was one where I did not even eat the entire hamburger. From start to finish, I was truly disappointed. Fortunately, ordering the slide of slaw was s good decision, as its creamy texture mixed with a spicy taste to create a good side dish that quickly became my main focus.
Canyon Creek is a cool rustic setting, in a great part of town. If you go in expecting nothing special, you will not be disappointed or surprised..
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!
11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Mon. - Wed.; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thu.-Fri.; 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat.; 7 a.m.-12 a.m. Sun., 6603 Westcott St.., 713-864-5885 $-$$