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  • Chris 8:34 pm on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Oldish news but I have confirmed first hand… 

    Oldish news, but I have confirmed, first hand, that “secret menu” frings are indeed available (i.e., they don’t appear on the posted menu).  And so so damn good.



  • Chris 2:14 pm on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Svante’s Stuffed Burger Truck 

    Due to the temporary closure of our company cafeteria, The Bistro, lovingly referred to by some employees as “The Shitstro,” there are food trucks coming in daily to nourish us hungry knowledge workers.  We were graced today by Svante’s Stuffed Burger Truck, and it did not disappoint.  Fresh fries, cooked well (not limp or soggy), nice size burger patty (grass-fed of course), good toppings (I got the All-American Burger).  Only complaint was the slighty herby taste to the burger, which I think can be attributed to the bun.  Could do without that distraction.

    They offer several fancy-pants burgers, which I shun, so can’t comment on the bacon-onion jam or jalapeño havarti options.

    Also, I saw no evidence of any “stuffage” on my burger (no molten cheese center, eg), so not sure why the name is “stuffed burgers.”  Regardless, quality food truck burger.

    The Truck

    The Truck

    Good Fries

    Good Fries



    Svante's Stuffed Burgers

    Still good despite Topping Inversion




    Cross Section

    Cross Section

  • Chris 12:06 pm on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries Coming 

    California chain opening up north, Parmer & I35, this month, first Texas location for them.  Had never heard of them.  They boast fresh beef and fresh-cut fries, so sounds promising, even for a chain.  Cheddar is an option.

    • Sam Lander 5:22 pm on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the useful website! I read each update as it comes in, and your site has longevity.

      FWIW you might consider trying the burger at Jack Allen’s Kitchen; also the burger at Evangeline–it’s like the burger of my northeast Texas childhood. I’m amazed that these burgers are never mentioned in comprehensive lists.


      Sam Lander

      PS: I am not affiliated with any restaurant whatsoever.

      • Chris 6:00 pm on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the tips, will have to check those out.

  • Chris 8:58 pm on March 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Best Burger in a Long Time at Épicerie 

    Just had dinner at the new Épicerie Cafe & Grocery on Hancock this evening.  Delicious burger.  Thick patty, beefy flavor, juicy, well-cooked, “Vermont cheddar”, nice crust on the patty.  Overall, just a very tasty and satisfying burger.  Fries good.  This is by far the best burger I have had in Austin in quite some time.

    I also like the setup here–no wait staff.  You order at the counter.  You grab some silverware (and cloth napkin) from a shelf.  You fill you own water.  It’s very simple and pleasant.  The place is small so it feels like you are eating at home almost.

    Unfortunately was too dark for any good pix, but I’ll be back :)


  • Chris 7:16 am on February 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hopdoddy North 

    Made it out to the hoppin’ Hoppdoddy’s new north location.  We got there early enough to avoid the crowd.  When we left, there was a line out front.  Burger was good, but nothing great.  All fresh in-house made stuff (bun, beef, even ketchup).  Maine Root on tap.  Hipster vibe.  Burger was good, but did not cross over into greatness territory.  Bun was too sweet.  Burger was too perfectly round (handled by machine?).  Lacked sufficient crust and beefy flavor.  Fries good!

    Agree with A Hamburger Today’s assessment for the most part.  Everything looks and sounds great, but it just doesn’t come together as one would expect to produce a stellar burger.

    Hopdoddy Burger and Fries

    Fries Good

    Hopdoddy Burger and Fries

    Burger not bad…but should be “great”


    Hopdoddy Burger and Fries

    Under the hood–patty too perfectly round, lack of crust


    Hopdoddy Burger

    Cross section, decently cooked (sign of pink remaining)

    • Alex 3:33 pm on February 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      You should review Wholly Cow Burgers! Best grass-fed burger in Austin!

  • Chris 12:16 pm on April 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    In the Buns Update 

    First trip back to In the Buns since they were sold. A few cosmetic changes have been made, all positive in my view. The interior is much more inviting –no more chain link fence around the kitchen area, tables are larger, most of the flower sculptures are gone (I guess they left a few as a nod to the original decor), and there are booths along one wall.  All in all, they have softened the place up a bit.  Much more appealing than before.

    One other difference is that the cheeseburger comes with the cheese on top, instead of embedded in the patty.  I kind of liked the unique embedded cheese method, but the current burger incarnation is still good.

    Burger still generously sized and tasty.


    In the Buns Cheeseburger & Fresh Cut Fries

    In the Buns Cheeseburger & Fresh Cut Fries


    In the Buns Interior


    In the Buns Interior



  • Chris 11:44 am on January 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Flippin’ Burgers Visit 

    Saw the sign for this place a few weeks ago, and found out it was open from some positive reviews on Urbanspoon.  The phrase “tater tots are made from scratch” had my interest piqued, not to mention in-house ground beef.

    The place is way up north at 183 and 1431 in Cedar Park.

    Got the combo meal.  The menu lists fresh made-in-house everything pretty much.  Burger was thin patty, griddled; cheddar available and procured.

    The purported Tater Tots® (registered trademark of Ore-Ida, inventors of the Tater Tot®) are tots in name only. They were more like “battered home fries” to me–small chunks of potato with some breading/crust.  So not even close to what I know as the Tater Tot®–cylindrical potato composites, à la Sonic.  So tot-lovers don’t be fooled, I wouldn’t call these tater tots.  They were tasty nonetheless, however I would definitely try the fries next time.

    Dublin Dr. Pepper on tap, as well as Maine Root Cola.

    All in all, a good burger with quality accessories.  It’s a bit far afield for me, so unlikely to visit again soon.  But if it were more convenient, I could see making it a regular stop.  Definitely need to get back and try the fries and onion rings.



    Flippin' Burgers Austin Burger and Tots

    Cheeseburger and "tots"

    Flippin' Burgers Austin Tots

    "Tots" detail -- tasty, but not "tots"!

    Flippin' Burgers Austin Burger

    Edge Detail

    Flippin' Burgers Austin Burger

    Lacking crust, plus Dry Bun Syndrome (but very nicely toasted bun)


    Filppin' Burgers Austin

    Salt/pepper burger

    Flippin' Burgers Austin

    Check it out

  • Chris 1:11 pm on August 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    In the Buns Fresh Cut Fries 

    Returned to In the Buns to check out the fresh cut fries.  Burger still delicious (had the cheddar burger again).  Fries much better than the generic frozen curlies I experienced on my first visit (more pix in that post).  They also upgraded the tables–replaced most of the too-small tables that featured the odd fork sculptures with roomier tables sans art.

    In the Buns Burger Joint Fries

    The New Fries

    So the upshot: french fry upgrade and table upgrade = good experience.  Only cons: somewhat grating music, and I wish the combo price were a dollar or two cheaper (comes to $9 and change as is).  This is by far the best burger I’ve found in the area.



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