Originally posted by Bulldozer Rectangle
Lone Star -
Haven't tried Guy's Meat Market. I'll put it on my list.
Just tried Roznovsky's, on TC Jester this past Saturday. Apparently it is Alison Cook's (Chronicle Reviewer) favorite burger spot. I was unimpressed. The burgers are skillet cooked, not grilled, and the burger was tiny. Price was really low, so maybe to compare apples to apples I should have gone with the double meat cheeseburger. Horrible onion rings.
I'll try Guy's Meat, and Lockwood Malt Shop is on my list.
Get there early. Guy's only smokes 200 burgers a day, Tues thru Fri; starts serving them at 11am, usually runs out by 1pm. Because they're smoked in advance (along with the days bbq production) they lack that 'fresh and hot off the grill' appeal, but still one of the better burgers in the Houston area.
Cue is good too, especially the sausage, which they make on premises. Ribs are okay; brisket tends to be a little too dry (they trim too much fat).
I agree with your comments on Roznovsky's; I've never been impressed, going back to the 70s when they were located in that former church and all the rage. Cook's other recs in the Houston area: Bellaire Broiler Burger, Tookie's in Seabrook (currently 2 stars) and Jax Grill on N. Shepherd, 2 blocks south of I-10. The only one I agree with is Jax.
I don't know if it's still open (went only once and haven't been in 3 years or so) but Bear's in Alvin does a burger in line with the Lankford/Guy's/Kincaid's oversized meat patty genre (Clara Peller would be so happy). That's not really my style of burger.
Best burger I've had in years was at Timbo's in Spring Branch. Unfortunately, this is the Spring Branch north of San Antonio on US 281, not the one on the west side of Houston. Former employees of Little Hipps in San Antonio opened the place earlier this year after Little Hipps closed.
Has anyone tried Adrians, the place raved about in the Press about 4 months ago?