Many of his suggestions were obscure; and I plan to check 'em out when
I can. But some made me scratch my head.
Pappas Burger? Prince's? Neither is memorable at all.
He did have one choice I wholeheartedly agree with, and rarely see on
any "best burgers" list: Farrago's. It's been way too long since I've
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Makes sense; when I tried Pappas Burger I thought the burger was dry
and somewhat flavorless. Good fries, IIRC.
Prince's isn't bad, just nothing special for me. I'd have given
Someburger their spot on the list.
And it was weird that a restaurant in Huntsville was on Robb's Houston
list. If he's heading out of town, 2-M's in Rosenberg is closer, and
should have been included.
I will never understand why Tookies hold such sway among food reviewers. It
is just average at best. Now, the jumbo at New Orleans Po boy is a
And the guy was right, I never saw a Texan put catchup on a burger, ...
or for that matter when I was growing up in Dallas, no catchup on
fries.... and decidedly not on eggs, that was a yankee thing!
And, I CERTAINLY never saw ketchup on a hamburger until I moved to Ohio
with my parents... then, also, we had to pay extra to get tomatoes on a
hamburger (of course, they didn't charge extra to put beans or
chocolate in chili).
On 8/25/05 4:02 PM, in article
I don't know where you grew up but I never heard that term.
Mayo on a gourmet burger belongs on the veggie side bun, acting much like a
dressing. The other bun next to the Meat, is spread with mustard that oozes
with the burger grease and blood. Sissy? - Methinks NOT!
Now mayo on a hotdog? No WAY Jose....
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On 8/25/05 6:38 PM, in article
1125013101....@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com, "Al" <aa...@flash.net>
I asume that you are responding to my post. Most here seem to lack the
ability to quote whom they are answering.
Dallas does things different than most places...
Maybe, perhaps - the early Dairy Queens (before AC was installed-I know-in
Sealy TX there was one I walked up to as a young boy in the early 60s-it was
BASIC), mayo wasn't there because it would go rancid under such conditions?
Our home burgers ALL had the mayo option. So did the neighbors.
EVERY drugstore soda-fountian grill where I grew up had mayonnaise.
And I know burgers...
I'll go to Tookies for a burger any day. Give me a Piggyback, please!
Though I've not had it, Sam's Deli Diner off I-10 (and I don't know where
exactly) has a burger which is, I think, 1-lb. beef burger, bacon, cheese,
fried egg, sausage patty, and bacon (might even have the lettuce, tomato,
onion, and pickles as well). Joey Berner told me about that monstrousity!
Don't think I'll be trying that one anytime soon. :-)
I used to love the Burger Chef across the street from Hancock Center in
Austin back in the early '80s. Don't recall a hamburger fixins bar, but
they did have a really nice salad bar for the non-meat-eating UT students.
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:53:19 GMT, "Buhda" <akh...@houston.rr.com>
My grandma (from the Heights) always had mustard and ketchup on the bottom
bun, mayo on the top - along with a thick slice of G'pa's favorite, colby,
and an egg fried a shade below hard in the burger grease (an assembly I
still do every so often, with a few healthier preperation methods - to me,
that's comfort food).
>Anybody remember 'Burger Chef' did they not have a make-your-own such
>as Fuddruckers has now?
I remember a Burger Chef or two - one on Chimney Rock just north of Bellaire,
and one just east of South Voss/Hillcroft on the outbound side of Westheimer -
and they didn't have that feature. (Of course, a regular Chef for 12¢ wasn't
all that bad to this eleven-year-old.)
>I like that part of the deal at Fuddruckers, because I can pile on as
>many jalapenos and onions as I can stand.
>And the guy was right, I never saw a Texan put catchup on a burger, ...
>or for that matter when I was growing up in Dallas, no catchup on
>fries.... and decidedly not on eggs, that was a yankee thing!
No catsup on fries? Blame my formative years in Oklahoma for not observing
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Those were at least bigger than the White Castle ones I have had up
East, ..., tho I kind of like those......
> "Al" <aa...@flash.net> writes:
> >Anybody remember 'Burger Chef' did they not have a make-your-own such
> >as Fuddruckers has now?
> I remember a Burger Chef or two - one on Chimney Rock just north of Bellaire,
> and one just east of South Voss/Hillcroft on the outbound side of Westheimer -
> and they didn't have that feature. (Of course, a regular Chef for 12¢ wasn't
> all that bad to this eleven-year-old.)
There was a Burger Chef on the seawall blvd. in Galveston, IIRC. Seems
that it hung on to the bitter end after the chain folded, as it stayed
open for quite a while after all the others shuttered.
What makes it sad? The fact that Houston has some of the best
restaurants in the country, including burgers? What makes people fat is
the amount people eat, and the lack of excercise they get.
We ate there a lot in the early 90s, and Tookies really did do a great
burger back then. Loved the Squealer and the 99. It's certainly gone
downhill in the past 5 years or so, and I believe our last visit about 2
years ago is going to be our LAST visit. Sad. It's the only place I ever
order root beer. And I thought their onion rings were excellent.
As to burgers in other parts of the country, I had my first out-of-state
burger at Chock Full o' Nuts in NYC in 1975, and when I told them I wanted a
plain cheeseburger with no mustard or ketchup, they looked at me as if I had
told them to hold the strawberry jam and hot fudge. Best burger I ever had,
but it it's also a memory of that whole day, that whole trip, that whole
summer, garbage strike and all. :-)
Howdy Al, Howdy Friends...
Last time I had a "White Castle" it cost 37 cents. Got it in Bowling Green,
Kentucky in the middle 90's. Watched them being grilled with all of the
grease bubbling up through that hole in the middle and soaking into the
little buns sitting on top of the meat as it cooked. We had a name for
those burgers... "sliders."
Great tasting and plenty of burps to keep you awake thereafter.
Nice to remember those, for the ones you get in the frozen food section
today are low in taste and nothing like the ones off of those grills.
Best to all,
Gus Kilthau, Redneck's Kitchen, Houston, Texas
>> "Al" <aa...@flash.net> writes:
The one on Westheimer was one of the last ones to go, but fortunately, the A&W
on the other side of the road down near Augusta lasted two or three years
Amen to that! It's all about moderation.
Delicous but... your blood pressure could get to 440 over 250.
They'll patch you together with Kevlar (tm) stents and carbon fibre/epoxy
Works for my cardiologist...Dr Kerv....
Hell, if you can fry it I will eat it.
Chicken Fried Spam - yum but only the kind with a tempura batter fried very
"You can tell the pioneers in any field. They are the ones with the arrows
sticking out of their chests." - WTS
"The Chief Instigator" <pat...@io.com> wrote in message
>Anyone eat brown gravy on their F Fries? Or is it just me!
You've never been to Québec, the home of poutine. ;-)
>Delicous but... your blood pressure could get to 440 over 250. They'll patch
>you together with Kevlar (tm) stents and carbon fibre/epoxy sealant. Works
>for my cardiologist...Dr Kerv....
>Hell, if you can fry it I will eat it.
>Chicken Fried Spam - yum but only the kind with a tempura batter fried very
I thought chicken fried spam was originated from Southern ISPs...;-)
I sure as Hell do.
WT Stull wrote:
> Anyone eat brown gravy on their F Fries? Or is it just me!
> Delicous but... your blood pressure could get to 440 over 250.
> They'll patch you together with Kevlar (tm) stents and carbon fibre/epoxy
> Works for my cardiologist...Dr Kerv....
> Hell, if you can fry it I will eat it.
> Chicken Fried Spam - yum but only the kind with a tempura batter fried very
> WT Stull
> "You can tell the pioneers in any field. They are the ones with the arrows
> sticking out of their chests." - WTS
> If you put cheese curds on it you would be Canadian.
My mother's family moved here from Quebec, where they have poutine at
McDonald's and Burger King. Fresh cheese curds are hard to find around
I suppose that you could get some of the soft white Mexican cheese and
break it up. It is basically pressed curds with no aging.