My burger buddies and I stumbled upon this nostalgia-filled, Washington Avenue-area, counter-service find. This nostalgia-filled Washington corridor lounge and eatery serves craft beers, vintage cocktails and burgers. From old signs and posters on the walls to Astrodome memorabilia at the tables, Grafitti's at Union St. felt like going back home.
From their impressive retro-titled burger menu, I chose the 409ER – a classic burger with smoked cheddar, mixed greens, house-made pickles, tomato, grilled onions and bacon chunks. Service was a little slow on my visit, but since they make everything from scratch, including the bread and grinding the mixture of choice chuck with brisket and short rib, I figured some patience was in order. Their burger was good, but was a bit over-seasoned. With the quality of the meat, there was no need to hide the natural flavoring of the patty. While a little over-cooked, all the ingredients worked together for a nice blend of flavors. The hand-cut fries were crispy and golden.
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!
11a.m. - 10p.m. Sun.- Sat., 2003 Union St., 713-869-7000. grafittisburger.com $-$$