Recently, a burger buddy of mine asked if we had run out of new burger spots to try in Houston. I immediately declared we had not, and presented one that I had just heard of - Beer Market Co. in the Washington Avenue corridor. With a sports bar theme, Beer Market serves craft beers, specialty cocktails, and most importantly, very good burgers.
Offering five burger options, I selected the Beer Market Burger with cheddar and bacon. This is a hand formed 1/2 lb. certified Angus beef patty served on a grilled buttered brioche bun with leafy lettuce, and onion. The side of shoestring sweet potato fries were served with a special dipping sauce. I knew I was in for a real treat as the server presented the burger.
After carefully "divorcing" the burger (cutting in half), I couldn't help but comment on the perfectly pink center of my cooked to order (medium temperature) hamburger patty, contrasted with a beautifully charred crust. With its juices flowing and my mouth watering, I took the first bite, and it was quite good. Each flavor complimented the other without overpowering. While the brioche bun was a bit fluffy, the sweet taste was the perfect match to the charred taste of the burger. The bacon was flavorful and crispy, with the oozing-over-the-sides cheddar cheese presenting the right amount of sharpness. The shoestring sweet potato fries were very crispy on the outside, with a sweet-tasting tender middle. For $12.00, I got value, great taste, and a very cool atmosphere. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. My burger buddy and I both commented that we would be back. Of course, the Moscow Mule I enjoyed certainly complimented the entire meal experience!
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!
11am-12am Sun.-Sat., 900 Studemont St., Suite 900, 713-426-9035. beermarketco.com $-$$