Buff Burger entered the Houston burger scene earlier this year, with a focus on being local, natural and sustainable. As I walked into Buff Burger's Spring Branch location, the pungent aroma of char-grilled meat filled the air. I walked up to the counter and placed my order for the Buff Burger, cooked medium, adding American cheese to the lettuce, onion, house-made pickles and private-label BB mayo. I added a side of sea salt-sprinkled Buff Fries to the order. It was only a matter of minutes before the pleasant server brought out my lunch. The burger looked freshly prepared, and the fries were plentiful. The first bite confirmed that Buff made a good-tasting burger. The meat was prepared to order, and the slow dough challah bun added a nice sweetness to the salty taste of the lightly seasoned patty and spicy pickles. The plentiful fries were my favorite, thin-and-crispy variety coated with sea salt. While the overall burger experience was an enjoyable one, and a good value at $12, I would suggest they place the cheese on the patty as it is being grilled to allow it to melt evenly, rather just placing a slice of cheese on the burger as it is about to be served.
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!
11a.m. - 9p.m. Mon.- Thu..; 11a.m. - 10p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 11p.m. - 9p.m. Sun., 1014 Wirt Rd., 281-501-9773. buffburger.com $-$$