I live in Houston, which is the first Texas market in which Denver-based Smashburger has opened one of its “better burger” stores.
I’m glad they did.
Smashburger’s hook is that their 100% Angus beef is fresh, never frozen, and their cooking technique, which literally involves “smashing” a ball of ground beef on a grill with a special tool. It’s this process that creates the yummy crust that keeps the burger juicy.
I visited the brand new Houston Smasburger last weekend with a friend, and am pleased to say they’ve earned a new fan. First, their burgers are served on a butter-grilled egg bun. I ordered the All-American burger which (as I recall) has the basics: meat, cheese, red onoin, pickles, tomato and their smashsauce.
Smashburger’s “Smashfries” are also something special too. They are thin-cut potatoes that are not overly-seasoned with rosemary, garlic and some other herbs. They also have regular, non-seasoned fries as well.
My friend ordered their haystack onions, which are super-thinly sliced fried onions that onion ring-lovers are certain to order again…and again.
I give a big thumbs up to Smashburger, and am looking forward to their additional store openings in Houston (hopefully closer to where I live!)