EZ’s Brick Oven and Grill

EZ's Austin SignEZ’s is almost a local chain.  Based out of San Antonio with only one Austin location and five in San Antonio.  Their Austin location is in the former 2J’s Hamburgers spot on North Lamar, across the street from Central Market.

They sport a wood fired brick oven for pizza and flame-kissed burgers, along with chicken and salads and other options (full menu pdf).  My experience has been very hit or miss here.  Sometimes the burger is outstanding–juicy and full of grill flavor.  Other times it’s dry and overcooked.  They do offer cheddar and a few specialized burger options, like a poblano burger and a “bean burger” with fritos and refried beans.

Fries are unremarkable curly frozen fries.  Onion rings are tasty and appear to be made fresh in house. Kids eat free on Wednesday nights–beware the clown.

I think I will request a specific doneness next time and see if that results in a more consistently juicy burger.

EZ's Austin

Watch out for clowns on Wednesdays

EZ's Austin Burger

A bit dry

EZ's Austin Burger

House-made bun

EZ's Burger

Cross section--veggies on bottom

EZ's Austin Fries

Boring fries

EZ's Austin Onion Rings

Good onion rings

EZ's Austin Sign

Nice sign, a rework of the old 2J's sign