Ever since the announcement of a new chef, Rishi Singh, joining Dry Creek, I had been patiently waiting to try out their hamburgers. Dry Creek is part of the Creek Family (Onion Creek, Cedar Creek) of restaurants. While I have enjoyed nice breakfasts here before, I never ordered one of their burgers.
The only obstacle I encountered perusing their menu was making a decision as to which burger to order. While there were fancier offerings on the menu, I opted for "The Regular", adding cheddar cheese and crispy applewood bacon to the 44 farms Texas angus beef (cooked medium), shredded lettuce and red onion served on a sweet sour dough bun. Let me immediately state, for the record, that the bun was pure deliciousness, and added a nice flavor contrast to the smokey charred taste of the tender beef patty. I didn't need to add my usual light dusting of mayo because that bun contributed the right amount of sweetness to the overall burger experience.
A real value at $11, the burger was served with my choice of sides - fries, broccoli slaw or a side salad. For a $2 upcharge, I could have had either sweet potato fries or onion rings. The fries, which I selected, were generous in portion, thin and crispy, dusted with a nice seasoning. While quite tasty, the burger is the real star in this meal equation, as was the tart but sweet pitcher of "Mama's Lemonade". I was definitely in my culinary comfort zone.
I welcome Rishi Singhi to the fold, and applaud his fine-tuning of Dry Creek's already impressive burger menu. On my next visit, I intend to expand my horizons with one of their more eclectic selections. With options such as chiriboga blue cheese, crimini mushrooms, 5-year cheddar and smoked jalapenos, the combinations are endless at Dry Creek.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Sun.-Sat., 544 Yale St., 713-426-2313. drycreekcafe.com $
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!