There are so many new places for burgers in Houston, and I intend to try each one. The recently opened Urban Eats & Market on Washington Avenue is quickly becoming one popular spot. With a local market and sandwich counter on the street-level and full-scale restaurant upstairs, there is something for everyone to feast on.
Known for their sliders, I immediately perused the menu for the burger option, The Cowboy. Served as a pair on a fluffy sesame bun, these sirloin burgers are topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, onion strings and house-made spicy bourbon bbq sauce. Sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it? I made no special requests for the burger other than to order it cooked medium.
My awesome server Brian brought out the sliders, which was paired with greens and a side of thin fries. After taking the obligatory photos, I proceeded to cut one of the sliders in half, displaying the vibrant pink center cooked just as I ordered. With the first bite, the flavors melted in my mouth combining a delicious combination of tangy and sweetness from the various ingredients. One did not over power the other, but the flavorful charred patty stood tall among the rest. The fries possessed the perfect crispy/tender ratio, and the side of greens in balsamic topped with grated parmesean was quite refreshing.
One word of caution - don't think just because you are ordering sliders your meal will be small. These nicely sized sliders are quite filling - so much so that I was only able to finish one, taking the second one back to my office which I enjoyed for a mid-afternoon burger snack. Urban Eats is one cool burger spot, and the Urban Cowboy has never looked so good.
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!
11a.m. - 10p.m. - Mon.-Thurs.; 11a.m. - 12a.m. - Fri.; 11p.m. - 12a.m. - Sat.; 10a.m. - 3p.m. - Sun., 3414 Washington Ave., 832-834-4417. feasturbaneats.com $-$$