Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
(From the press release)
Austin, Texas-July 17, 2009 - Texas Monthly, the expert on all things Texan, has published in the August issue their definitive story celebrating the iconic Texas food: the hamburger. A team of 31 eaters scoured the state, covering 12,343 miles, visiting 253 restaurants, and gaining a cumulative 45 pounds in their quest for the best 50 hamburgers in the state. In the introduction to the story, executive editor Patricia Sharpe and editor Jake Silverstein said: "In seeking burgers that stopped us in our tracks, we left some hallowed names in the dust. Undoubtedly, burger-loving readers will be outraged at a few of our picks and misses, but so be it."
In a story accompanying the hamburger list, senior editor Gary Cartwright, through his extensive research, set out to prove that the world's first hamburger was served in Athens, Texas, despite the fact that three other towns take credit for inventing the hamburger: New Haven, Connecticut; the Village of Hamburg, New York; and Seymour, Wisconsin. "The documentary evidence supporting this claim is strong," Cartwright says.
Founded in 1973, Texas Monthly has a circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than 2.5 million people each month-one out of every eight Texas adults. Texas Monthly is published by Emmis Publishing, L.P. Emmis owns and operates radio stations and other regional magazines.
Texas Monthly's 50 BEST HAMBURGERS IN TEXAS:
- The Grape, Dallas, Classic Cheeseburger
- Counter Café, Austin, Counter Burger
- Alamo Springs Café, Fredericksburg, Cheeseburger (With Green Chiles on a Jalapeno-Cheese Bun)
- Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, Toro Burger
- The Cove, San Antonio, Texas Burger
- The Porch, Dallas, The Stodg
- Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Hamburger Steak on a Bun
- Dutch's, Fort Worth, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burger
- Beck's Prime, Houston, Bacon Cheeseburger
- Orlando's, Lubbock, Cheeseburger in Paradise
- White Buffalo Bar, Gage Hotel, Marathon, Buffalo Burger
- Cover 3, Austin, Chop-House Burger (With Cheese and Bacon)
- Burger Fresh, Conroe, 1/2 Pound Hamburger
- Burger Tex II, Austin, Bulgogi Burger
- Twisted Root Burger Co., Dallas, Hamburger
- Max's Wine Dive, Austin, Houston, Kobe Beef Burger
- Love Shack, Fort Worth, Dirty Love Burger
- Fatty's Burgers & More, San Antonio, Ref Burger
- MoMak's Backyard Malts & Burgers, San Antonio, MoMak Classic Burger
- Kelly's Eastside, Plano, Southwestern Burger
- Big'z Burger Joint, San Antonio, Big'z Famous No. 1
- Chicken Oil Co., Bryan, Snuffy Burger
- Café Michael Burger, Galveston, Tiki Burger
- Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies, Midland, The French Connection Burger
- Mockingbird Bistro, Houston, American Kobe Beef Burger
- Parkside, Austin, Cheeseburger
- Black Sheep Lodge, Austin, Black Buffalo Burger
- Miss Hattie's Café and Saloon, San Angelo, Miss Hattie Burger
- Mel's Country Café, Tomball, Double Hamburger
- Roaring Fork, Austin, Half Ass Burger
- Gene's Tasty Burger, Wichita Falls, Frisco Burger
- Cliff Café, Dallas, Brie and Granny Smith Burger
- Bracken Store Café, San Antonio, Bean and Frito Burger
- Sam's Deli Diner, Houston, Hamburger
- Dry Creek Café, Houston, The Regular (With Asadero Cheese)
- Hamburger Store, Jefferson, Build-Your-Own Burger
- Mighty Fine, Austin, Hamburger
- Roadhouse, Bastrop, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger
- Lankford Grocery and Market, Houston, Old-Fashioned Hamburger
- Classics Burgers and "Moore," Kerrville, Cheeseburger
- Koffee Kup Family Restaurant, Hico, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger
- Hruska's Store and Bakery, Ellinger, Cheeseburger
- Rosco's Burger Inn, El Paso, Rosco Burger
- Port Aransas Brewing Company, Port Aransas, Stopher Burger
- Goode Company Hamburgers and Taqueria, Houston, Mesquite Burger
- Snuffer's Restaurant and Bar, Dallas, Green Chile Swissburger
- Fred's Texas Café, Fort Worth, Diablo Burger
- Speedy's Burger, Houston, Hamburguesa Mexicana
- Gourmet Burger Grill, San Antonio, Hamburger
- Jakes, Dallas, #1 Jakes Special
Thursday, July 2, 2009
It was a great decision. Nice, clean place, friendly and helpful staff, and very good food. The staff is from Turkey, and the cuisine focused on that region.
We started with the Sicily potatoes appetizer; what came out was a heaping portion of sliced roast potatoes, very buttery and cooked with mozzarella and a light cream sauce. We finished it in record time.
Also worth a mention is the unique flatbread. It's sliced into wedges, but the bread is thick around the edges and thin (like most flatbread) near the center; it's baked fresh and very good. It's served with a dipping sauce of olive oil, spices, and sesame seeds.
Being unable to agree on our entrees, we decided to sample the Mixed Feast. Out came a large platter with a variety of grilled meats: beef/lamb schwarma, ground chicken, ground beef, lamb, chicken, and beef. All were chargrilled and nicely seasoned. Some were moderately spicy, all were delicious and savory. There were some onions and grilled vegetables included as well, and a heap of fluffy sweet rice. The portion for two was huge; we had plenty for lunch the next day.
Kebab House is a great addition to dining in the Woodlands. If you enjoy grilled meats (and what Texan doesn't?) it is highly recommended.
Kebab House. 18450 I-45 South. Sheanandoah, TX 77384. 936-321-2646. myKebabHouse.com