Keeping it trill in the Heights
Houston's hip-hop icon Bun B hosts a smash Trill Burgers takeover in the Heights
For the entirety of its existence, eating a Trill Burger meant standing in line. On Saturday, October 22, Houstonians will finally get to experience them while sitting down.
That’s because Trill Burgers is taking over Harold’s in the Heights beginning at 11 am on Saturday. The popular restaurant on 19th street will serve the full Trill Burgers menu — the OG Trill Burger, the Grilled Onion Burger, and a vegan burger made with Impossible patties — along with some Trill-inspired cocktails in both Harold’s downstairs tap room and upstairs in its dining room and patio. Harold’s will begin serving its regular dinner menu at 6 pm, but Trill Burgers will be able for both dine-in and to-go until 9 pm.
Don’t worry, Astros fans. The restaurant will show game three of the American League Championship Series on its flatscreen TVs.
The one-day only event is the closest Trill Burgers has come to operating a brick and mortar restaurant. Founded in 2021 by Houston hip-hop legend Bun B, California-based restaurateur Andy Nguyen, and local publicist Nick Scurfield, Trill Burgers serves a smash burger made with two beef patties, cheese, Trill sauce, and onions on a Martin’s potato roll.
Already a success locally after a series of pop-ups and successful run at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Trill Burgers earned national acclaim when it won the title of Good Morning America's Ultimate Burger Spot during a broadcast in July. A panel of celebrity judges selected Trill Burgers over competitors from three other cities due to its thin patty construction and harmonious components.
The takeover likely grew out of last weekend’s Golden Fork Awards. Presented by the Houston Restaurant Association, the awards recognized Trill Burgers founder Bun B with its GHTRA 2022 Chairman’s Award while Harold’s owner Alli Jarrett received the coveted Restaurateur of the Year.