Today Is National Burger Day. You Bet Your Buns It’ll Be Delicious!
NATIONAL BURGER DAY coincides with Memorial Day Weekend, which means there's double the reason to celebrate with a superb sandwich — and Houston eateries agree, with several literal double-stacked options on the menu for Friday and beyond. Check out what's being served up all over H-Town!
B&B BUTCHERS The steak-savvy go-to on Washington has not just one but two limited-edition specialty burgers available on Friday. The Make It Au Poivre ($28) is a black-pepper-crusted Texas Wagyu patty topped with fried onions, Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato and a green-peppercorn-Cognac sauce. Or splurge on the 24k Tournedos, made with a Kobe patty, seared foie gras, black truffles, raclette cheese and tomato marmalade on a brioche bun that's wrapped in — you guessed it — 24k gold flakes. Instead of fries, this one comes with a side of potato skins topped with crème fraiche and caviar.
Becks Prime (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)
BECK'S PRIME A Houston classic, Beck's is the place to snag an all-American burger on Friday. With 11 burgers to choose from — plus plates like the Volcano, which is basically a bun-less burger, with grated cheddar, diced tomato, onion and Prime Sauce — it's hard to go wrong. Especially when the Katy outpost has a full bar for a proper celebration!
DORIS METROPOLITAN A happy-hour special (Tues.-Sat., 5-7pm) makes the Doris Burger — a beef patty topped with smoked gouda and aioli, sandwiched between two fluffy pieces of a black brioche bun and served with truffle fries — a steal for only $16. Plus: The restaurant's butcher shop is open all week and weekend, so folks can pick their own grill-ready meats to celebrate the dual holiday, too.
HOPDODDY The Austin-born fave — with locations in Rice Village, CityCentre, the Heights, River Oaks District, Baybrook and Vintage Park — has an impressive menu of around 15 different burgers, plus a rotating burger of the month. Let the holiday get your tastebuds in the mood to try the forthcoming Double Stack Comeback, June's featured item. The double-decker touts two Certified Piedmontese burger patties, cheese, Alabama comeback sauce, lettuce, pickles and diced white onions, and will be available beginning next Tuesday.
FEGES BBQ The Greenway Plaza barbecue joint has the recipe for the most delicious National Burger Day yet: double meat, double cheese — plus caramelized onions, pickles and "Riot" sauce. Check it out for one day only.
MONKEY'S TAIL Try the Chango slider (only $4!) or burger at this tropical-tinged, Heights-adjacent bar all weekend long — including at weekend brunch, when a fried egg on top of the smash burger is just what the doctor ordered.
PIER 6 SEAFOOD & OYSTER HOUSE Take a roadtrip to San Leon for this bayside seafood restaurant's "secret weapon" — the Pier 6 Burger, with two Akaushi beef patties, cheese, pickles and Sriracha mayo for just $10 (comes with fries, too!). The weather should have cleared up by the weekend, too — talk about a cheeseburger in paradise!