Thursday, September 17, 2009

Burger Quest: Hubcap Grill Houston, Texas

1111 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002

Must Tries: Hamburgers!! Cheeseburgers!! Grilled Greek Chicken Sandwich, Frito Pie Burger!
Healthy Options: Grilled Chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries.
Price: Under $7 bucks. CASH ONLY
What to Expect: Hubcap is a small shack hidden in downtown Houston which servers some of the best burgers around. Not much indoor seating, but a great small alley which usually has a nice breeze.

My Experience: Hubcap has made its name by serving great tasting burgers. The self acclaimed “King of the Downtown Burgers Joints” is a Houston must. You can’t go wrong with a traditional burger or cheese burger. Recently I read of Hubcap’s specialty burgers, one in particular, the Frito Pie burger, caught my eye.

The Frito Pie Burger
The Frito Pie Burger consisted of a ½ pound all beef patty topped with chili, cheese, fritos, onions and sliced jalapenos all transported in a fresh bun. The burger was just as good as it sounded. The burger got a little messy at times but what would you expect from a Frito Pie Burger. Each bite was muy Bueno. The familiar flavor and crunch of the Frito Pie and matched with a good burger was a joyous experience. This was not a add pepper or ketchup or how can I make this better burger. This was a wow, now that's tasty! If only I had a snow cone to go with it.

Pictured below is the classic cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. The beef is well seasoned and never frozen. The fresh bun completes the whole experience. Always fresh and toasted just enough to add a small crisp. The sweet potato fries were crispy and a perfect addition.

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