Out of Left field
Quintessential restaurant guide Zagat has released its "Best Burgers in 25 Cities" list and there's a bit of a surprise for Houstonians.
Maybe something from a foodie fave like Hubcap Grill or Bernie's Burger Bus? Or a classic at an out-of-the-way spot like North Houston's Little Bitty Burger Barn? Or perhaps the $22 burger at Max's Wine Dive?
Nope, think again . . . To put things in perspective, Zagat highlights two other Texas burger stops — Austin's massively popular Hopdoddy Burger Bar on South Congress and Dallas' Maple & Motor, which got a shout-out from Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
For its Houston award, Zagat has created quite the coup in picking Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria (4902 Kirby), touting its “honest-to-goodness mesquite-grilled burgers” and “prices that won’t bust the bank.”
As food trucks and small handcrafted joints rack up the accolades, once-beloved burger stalwarts like Goode Co. have been lost in the fray. Maybe it's time to reassess.
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