A new list has our stomachs rumbling. On Wednesday, Texas Monthly released its roundup of the 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas, naming one Fort Worth creation among the top five 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 best in Texas.
The L.U.S.T. Burger at the Bearded Lady ranks No. 3 on the magazine’s list. The ample half-pound patty of Prime Angus chuck and roasted poblano and feta is topped with melted Gouda, avocado, and caramelized onion. "L.U.S.T. is especially enjoyable if accompanied by a brew on tap," suggests the magazine.
San Antonio’s Folc takes the No. 1 spot for its brisket burger with pork belly. Rounding out the top five are the Congress Burger from Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, the pimento cheese burger from 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 — Fort Worth receives four more nods. Burgers from Dutch's, Fred's Texas Cafe, Press Cafe, and Rodeo Goat also make the cut. Charley's Old Fashioned Hamburgers nabs an honorable mention.
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