Posts Tagged ‘guacamole’

Orderup – San Antonio, Texas (6.0)

My burger voyage will now take you to a trendy dive off Wurzbach and IH10, orderup^. This place markets itself as a fine pizzeria, taqueria, and burgeria, which is very cool until you say burgeria so many times that it sounds like something else -arrhea (sick, sick, sick).

Now walking into this hip little place makes guests feel free and new and excited. There’s a world of opportunity out there of Spanish/ Italian/ American choices. Choices that ultimately will cost you! Veggies climb as high as $1, Cheeses at 75 cents, and additional meats (including a fried egg) escalate to $1. So if we start with your basic burger at 4.95 for lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and a butter toasted seedless bun and want to grow from there- well just try and stay within your burger budget is all.

My resultant burger was expensively impressive. Add grilled peppers, guacamole, and jack cheese atop your basic burger foundation and voila a tres tastey very dressed up burger. Now, I kinda really liked this place. There’s mint to put in your tea or lemonade and you look so cool hanging out in a place in San Antonio that not only has live muic but also has an improv troupe perform there. But when I picked up my burger the bun was cold to the touch (gross) and yeah the guacamole was really awesome, but that was a large part of my driving to the end of the burger. Not the meat, or the (applied to liberally) grilled peppers. Infact, I even flipped the bun off my burger and fished out the guacamole with a chip (which was satisfying). The salsa was pretty friendly, not too spicy. The service was awesome, the restaurant is clean, and there’s a nice patio with outdoor seating.

I’ll probably go back and not order a burger. Pizza, perhaps, and the boy at the register highly recommended the tacos. But a burger, I’ll probably go a cheaperelsewhere. So, Orderup^ i give you a 6.0 and say pass on the eat it.

OrderUp
9873 IH-10 W
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 877-0007

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Written on March 25th, 2010. 3 Comments

Babe’s Old Fashioned Food – San Antonio, Texas (7.0)

As these beautiful weekends keep rolling around Central Texas, I continue searching for the perfect burger place for you to enjoy these days great days at. This weekend, Babe’s Old Fashioned Food is up for debate. Located on Fredricksburg just inside the loop and across from Crossroad’s mall stands a little burger and sports place. Serving San Antonians since 1987 at this location, this establishment definitely has its roots planted in making you salivate. While entering the line you’ll be tempted by cooler with an assortment of ice creams available. Once you realize that those same ice creams are the main ingredient in a shake, well, good luck resisting a shake is all.

Babe's Old Fashioned Food

Now Babe’s does have quite a menu with burgers, wings, and even pizza. Also, just by mentioning the place i get many a response in the line of “great fried pickles,” ” beer specials are pretty good there,” and “ah, the onion rings are great, ya gotta git em.” So it was definitely a contender for burger bliss.

Babe's Guacamole Burger

I ordered the Guacamole Cheeseburger and the guac was pretty delicious. What wasn’t delicious was all that lettuce. I mean there was a lot that i had to shovel out. Once that matter was settled though, I must say this burger was pretty darn good. The bun was buttered and greasy, the patty was pretty juicy and over all everything came together pretty well on this burger. As good as it was, it was just that, good. Nothing jumped out too big about this burger. It is big. The onion rings were pretty darn scrumptious. Thin and seasoned so well, those onion rings at times out shined the burger. Fries were also a shining point of the meal. I couldn’t resist the shake and i don’t know if i ever will be able to because it was so darn good. Creamy, thick and picturesque, i’m ready for the summer with a shake like that.

Babe's Strawberry Milk Shake

Babe’s is a good stop for burger lovers. It’s got a sports/college atmosphere and the prices are pretty good, especially if you hit some of those lunch specials. I’m givin it a 7. Although not high on the list of eateries to return to I definitely suggest you EAT IT.

Babe’s Old Fashioned Food
4535 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX
78201
210-732-6666

Written on February 27th, 2010. 3 Comments

Carl’s Jr. – The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

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My next burger comes from a pretty big chain, Carl’s Jr. Started up in California from a few hot dog stands and crossed fingers the happy little star logo definitely has something to chuckle about. Spreading not just over the country but also over seas, I decided once I saw that giggling star logo show up in San Marcos, Tx I needed to put on my stretch pants and head on over.

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Well I can tell you that the charbroiled six dollar guacamole burger fills your stomach pretty alright. Although, being in southern Texas I can be pretty critical on guacamole, and theirs is not too special. The charbroiled meat reminds patrons of Burger King, but the variety in burger toppings and choices makes Carl’s Jr. a little extra special. The meat isn’t a bad quality but does feel like it’s been frozen. Carl’s Jr. is good for the price and the partial table service is strange but nice. If you’re in a hurry and need a burger I say eat it.

Carl’s Jr.
(512) 392-0787
2219 S IH 35
San Marcos, TX 78666

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Written on March 26th, 2009. 3 Comments

Hut’s Hamburgers

Alright folks, it’s been awhile and I’m sorry I’ve been slacking but finals came and went I’m ready to report to you one of the best burgers I have eaten in awhile. Hut’s Hamburgers located on West 6th street in the ATX (Austin) pretty much made all my dreams come true.

There’s the swanky little dive with my friend Andrew doing the 90’s nerd wave. The Hut’s Menu is pretty large with shakes, sandwiches, burgers, and snacks. They’ll even make your burger with Buffalo meat! Hence the buffalo looming over all patrons dining.

After ordering the buffalo patty in his burger, Andrew Petty said, “I can feel the buffalo in me, he’s staring at me.” I ordered the almost beyond real and extremely delectable Arnold’s Best

which came with guacamole, lettuce, bacon and jack cheese. Being from San Antone, guacamole is something I’m pretty touchy about and apparently Hut’s has the avocado art down. I literally inhaled my burger do to its high flavor intensity. Some would call it good. I call it scrummulescent! The onion rings are amazing/hugenormous and my vanilla coke gave it a nice fifties diner feel. The place boasts incorporating both an old and new Austin feel which it does impeccably.

The diner’s slogan, “God Bless Hut’s” has a rather hand-of-God-loves-burgers story to it. During a flood in 1981 that took its toll on the surrounding Shoal Creek area, Hut’s miraculously survived. “God Bless Hut’s,” indeed.
I more than recommend Hut’s. As a person in the Austin-San Antonio area it IS a rite of passage.
Here’s the address and hours:
807 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm
Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
(512) 472-0693
Hut’s Site
I’ll probably be there every day of my life now. Chillin’ under the buffalo.

Written on April 24th, 2008. 4 Comments

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