A new list has our stomachs rumbling. On Wednesday, Texas Monthly released its roundup of the 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas, and one San Antonio creation ranks as the best in the state.
Texas Monthly put together a team of 24 "fearless, bordering on fanatical" eaters across the Lone Star State to identify the burgers. After tasting 367 burgers, five emerged as the top in Texas.
Folc's brisket burger with pork belly ranks No. 1 on the magazine's list — no surprise considering both Folc and Chef Luis Colon were also nominated for CultureMap's Tastemaker Awards. Made with beef ground in-house, the brisket patty is topped with a succulent slice of pork belly, an egg, and a side of fried fingerling potatoes. "Cast aside any notions of neatness, because your linen napkin will definitely earn its keep," says Texas Monthly.
Rounding out the top five are the Congress Burger from Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, L.U.S.T. Burger at the Bearded Lady in Fort Worth, the pimento cheese burger at Knife in Dallas, and the Philly cheese steak burger at the Original Hubcap Grill in Houston.
"It used to be that burgers were aimed at the average Joe," says Texas Monthly editor Patricia Sharpe in a release. "That burger is still out there, but it’s being given a run for the money by the upmarket burger, with top-quality meat, specialty buns, house-made pickles — the works."
The remaining burgers are unranked and listed alphabetically by city — San Antonio receives three more nods. The magazine calls out the classic, mouthwatering burgers at T.J.'s Hamburgers, Rebelle, and Zinc Bistro and Bar. Pollos Asados Los Norteños' burger also receives an honorable mention.
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