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In-N-Out. Revisited.

Burgers
December 13, 2020

In-N-Out. Revisited.

Burgers
December 13, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: In-N-Out Burger tested in Austin TX + locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and soon Idaho the eats: The “Ali” (unofficial name) the bucks: approx $6 the full nelson: the ultimate internet burger hack My first In-N-Out burger experience was . . . underwhelming. Like many, I didn’t get the hype. Being reared in the Midwest off Steak ‘n Shake in the 90s, thin stackable griddled patties were not a new phenomenon to me. I ...
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Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020

Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Sandy’s Hamburgers 603 Barton Springs road Austin TX 78704 the eats: cheap burgers the bucks: cheeseburgers for $5, a double will run $6.40 the full nelson: a nostalgic burger experience fueled by freezer to table fare Sandy’s Hamburgers puts their frozen custard out there front and center. Sure it’s on the signage but if you do a little digging you might find more skeptical critics throw their weight to getting the custard vs the savory fare. ...
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This Big Mac Slider has a name: Tater Mac

Burgers
April 28, 2020
Tater Mac: a Big Mac Slider Big Mac Slider could have been the best google search I could have done lately, second only to my search for Big Mac Sauce. If you have been keeping up my recent wave of recipes; you may have caught my previous slider recipe: White Castle in your own Castle. Well now it’s time to take on a Big Mac Slider. Meet Tater Mac: my take on a Big Mac Slider.
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Slider Recipe: White Castle in your own Castle

Burgers
March 17, 2020
a Slider Recipe A slider recipe. Really? Yeah, it seems so simple you don’t even need one but consider these two fundamental burger realities: Everybody loves the sound of making burgers on the grill but they don’t always come out primetime. Everybody loves the sound of sliders but lots of restaurants serve up overpriced lil’ burgers and let’s be real: White Castle is awesome in idea, less so in reality. Unless you are hammered. Which brings me to an enchanted ...
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TFB Burger ~ Texas French Bread ~ Austin TX

Austin
February 26, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Texas French Bread 2900 Rio Grande Austin TX 78705 the eats: TFB Burger: 90/10 Wagyu patty, cheddar, pickles, red onion and a tangy mustard slaw + fries the bucks: $17  w/ fries the full nelson:  Luxe burger that skips shock value toppings for classic complimentary flavors There have been multiple renditions of the TFB Burger at Texas French Bread. I have had two in as many years and both times I have been more than happy ...
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Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Austin
December 31, 2019

Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Austin
December 31, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Salt and Time 1912 E. 7th St. Austin TX 78702 the eats: Butcher’s Burger the bucks: $11(with cheese) the full nelson: the best burger I have had in years . . . I’ve been reading Aaron Franklin’s book about steak recently, and it got me fired up to splurge on a premium steak. Not just a Filet Mignon from Whole Foods(ps I think filet is overpriced and not close to the best) but a steak carefully ...
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Better Half ~ Austin TX

Austin
December 22, 2019

Better Half ~ Austin TX

Austin
December 22, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Better Half 406 Walsh St. Austin TX 78703 the eats: Better Half Burger the bucks: $10 the full nelson: A respectable burger that’s a real deal at happy hour One trend that cannot be denied is that restaurants aren’t getting cheaper these days. A more promising trend for people like you and me are restaurant concepts that merge counter service with high quality food. If you have been keeping up with Bang for your Burger Buck, ...
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Sixth and Waller ~ Austin TX

Austin
November 29, 2019

Sixth and Waller ~ Austin TX

Austin
November 29, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Sixth and Waller 1108 E. 6th St. Austin TX 78702 the eats: Waller St. Diner Burger the bucks: $13.50 for a double, $8.50 for a single the full nelson: a nostalgic burger built with quality ingredients. 
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ACL Eats: Burger Battle Royale at the Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin
October 6, 2019
The Austin City Limits Music Festival, or just ACL, because that’s just a whole lot easier to say, is just about fav thing to do in Austin. Wandering around the gorgeous grounds of Zilker Park with Austin’s downtown skyline in the background, beers in hand and amazing music at every corner, makes me feel like its Christmas Morning – my wife calls ACL “Christmas for adults”. As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to go, there is also the ...
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Everson Royce Bar ~ Los Angeles

Burgers
August 3, 2019

Everson Royce Bar ~ Los Angeles

Burgers
August 3, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Everson Royce Bar 1936 E. 7th St. LA CA 90021 the eats: Single Burger the bucks: $10 the full nelson: a delectably simple statement on a burger that much like LA will take all your money and leave you wanting more And this is the moment when Bang for your Burger Buck jumps the shark.
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