Texans take their burgers seriously. Everyone has an opinion and everyone’s favorite burger is the best.
A few months ago I set out to photograph some of the best burgers in Texas and the unique places that serve them.
Pat Sharpe, food writer for Texas Monthly, inspired the idea based on an upcoming article she was working on. We met at the Counter Café in Austin for a burger and talked about burger joints she had scouted throughout the state. I went on to meet Alison Cook, food writer for the Houston Chronicle, again for burgers this time at Lankford’s Grocery in Houston. She shared her knowledge of Texas burgers and places she liked.
There were my starting points. I was not only looking for good burgers, but good atmosphere and lots of character. As I found them, each one led to another as locals recommended new places.
This photographic exploration into Texas burgers told me one thing; there is not just one great burger in Texas. There is an entire world of them and each offers something completely unique, whether it’s flame-broiled, hand packed, sauced to an extreme, on sweetened buns or topped with dozens of cheeses. There are some great one’s out there, grab your camera and go out and try them!
Places I visited:
KinKaid’s Grocery Market- Fort Worth
Twisted Root- Dallas
Angry Dog- Dallas
Adairs Saloon- Dallas
Club Schmidt- Dallas
Jake’s Old Fashion Hamburgers- Dalles
Keller’s Drive-In- Dallas
Burger House- Dallas
Bellaire Broiler Burger-Bellaire
Lankford’s Grocery- Houston
Lucky Burger- Houston
Top Notch- Austin