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Kristi S.

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Texas Burger Guy Mon, 12/13/04 3:55 PM (permalink)
Sorry if this has already been mentioned: Found it just today.

http://www.texasburgerguy.com
 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: Texas Burger Guy Mon, 12/13/04 10:45 PM (permalink)
    Sounds like a winner in the Roadfood Circles!
     
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      TexasBurgerGuy

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      • Location: Houston, TX
      RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 4:42 PM (permalink)
      Glad you like my site. I am just getting started with it. I will be writing reviews of mom and pop burger joints mainly in Texas - but if I happen to be out of state/country - I will write reviews on the burger joints I visit there too.

      I couldn't help but post the pictures of the monster 9 pound burger in Pennsylvania. That thing is incredible!

       
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        Lone Star

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        RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 4:49 PM (permalink)
        Hey Burger guy - have you ever had a Tommy burger at Tommy's on Post Oak?
         
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          TexasBurgerGuy

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          RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 4:53 PM (permalink)
          Can't say that I ever have. If you shoot me the address - I'll check it out. Does Tommy make a good burger?
           
          #5
            Sundancer7

            RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 5:11 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Kristi S.

            Sorry if this has already been mentioned: Found it just today.

            http://www.texasburgerguy.com


            I sure do like the site and their review. That is the type of burger (SINCERELY) I wish we had in Knoxville, TN

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              Lone Star

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              RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 5:23 PM (permalink)
              Tommy's is ; 2004 Post Oak Blvd
              I used to work in an office in that area, and the Tommy burger was the best. A six napkin burger.

              If you search the forums, hermitt4d and some others have posted about other good burger places in Houston.

              Guys meat market on OST makes a smoked burger, and I think it was hermitt4d that posted about a place called Adrian's that makes a monster burger.

              The Lankford Grocery store is supposed to have legendary burgers, but I have yet to make it there.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 5:58 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Lone Star

                Tommy's is ; 2004 Post Oak Blvd
                I used to work in an office in that area, and the Tommy burger was the best. A six napkin burger.

                If you search the forums, hermitt4d and some others have posted about other good burger places in Houston.

                Guys meat market on OST makes a smoked burger, and I think it was hermitt4d that posted about a place called Adrian's that makes a monster burger.

                The Lankford Grocery store is supposed to have legendary burgers, but I have yet to make it there.

                Now, I haven't lived in Houston since the mid 1950s, but if memory serves OST stands for Old Spanish Trail. Right?
                 
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                  TexasBurgerGuy

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                  RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/16/04 6:29 PM (permalink)
                  Lone Star -
                  "A six napkin burger." LOL!!

                  Thanks for the info. I'll add Tommy's to my list of places to review. Lankfords is on my list too. The Chronicle had a lot of good things to say about it and I have heard from some others that it is pretty good.

                  Hoffman-

                  Yes - OST = Old Spanish Trail
                   
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                    1bbqboy

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                    RE: Texas Burger Guy Mon, 12/20/04 1:51 PM (permalink)
                    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1395
                    Texas burger guy, you need to do a county by county search, as per 6stars suggestion.
                     
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                      TexasBurgerGuy

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                      RE: Texas Burger Guy Mon, 12/20/04 11:43 PM (permalink)
                      Good grief! I can't imagine going to each and every county in Texas! There are 254 counties!! That is a lot of burgers and a WHOLE lot of driving. I have a career to think about right now... maybe one of these days when I retire I might set out on my quest to do this - but not anytime soon.

                      That is hilarious though!! Thanks for the idea!
                       
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                        sugarlander

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                        • Location: Houston, TX
                        RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/23/04 9:23 AM (permalink)
                        Hays County--Tap Room, San Marcos
                        Travis County--Hut's, Austin
                        Ft. Bend County--Baker St. Pub, Sugar Land
                         
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                          russrimm

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                          RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 12/30/04 10:45 PM (permalink)
                          TBG -
                          Have you been to P.O.'s on Telge just north of Hwy 290? Just went there for the first time for dinner tonight. The burgers were really good!!! Best i've had in awhile...
                           
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                            TJ Jackson

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                            RE: Texas Burger Guy Fri, 12/31/04 8:31 AM (permalink)
                            Many more pics in the latest review, awesome :-)
                             
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                              TexasBurgerGuy

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                              RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 01/6/05 3:53 PM (permalink)
                              russrimm -

                              Yes - I live about 5 miles from PO Burgers - they are awesome! I am doing a review on them in the next week or so. Should be up in about 2 weeks.

                              TJ Jackson -

                              Thanks!! I added a lot more pics based off your suggestion. I think it makes the site more interesting to read and the reviews more informative. Thanks for the suggestion!
                               
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                                Lone Star

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                                RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 01/6/05 4:27 PM (permalink)
                                You are the man burgerguy! That Christians is right down the street from where I work in the Heights, and I did not even know about it! Must go tomorrow!
                                 
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                                  TJ Jackson

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                                  RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 01/6/05 4:32 PM (permalink)
                                  Great :-)

                                  One caveat: the more pics you add to a single page, the slower the page will load...and as I recall, all your reviews and ergo all your pics are on one page.

                                  At some point, you should either

                                  a) put reviews on seperate pages, showing one review at a time

                                  or

                                  b) put your last 2-3 reviews on the main page, with a link to an "archive" page on it. The archive should in turn provide lins to individual reviews.

                                  Either way, this will help keep your pages loading with consistent speed, which will provide a better experience for your readers
                                   
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                                    Lone Star

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                                    RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 01/6/05 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                    Are you planning on going to the Lankford Grocery? I still have not been there yet.
                                     
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                                      russrimm

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                                      RE: Texas Burger Guy Thu, 01/6/05 5:03 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by TexasBurgerGuy

                                      russrimm -

                                      Yes - I live about 5 miles from PO Burgers - they are awesome! I am doing a review on them in the next week or so. Should be up in about 2 weeks.

                                      TJ Jackson -

                                      Thanks!! I added a lot more pics based off your suggestion. I think it makes the site more interesting to read and the reviews more informative. Thanks for the suggestion!
                                       
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                                        russrimm

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                                        RE: Texas Burger Guy Fri, 01/7/05 10:46 AM (permalink)
                                        Sweet! I live off Grant and Spring Cypress in Fairwood. We'll have to meet up for a burger sometime!
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by TexasBurgerGuy

                                        russrimm -

                                        Yes - I live about 5 miles from PO Burgers - they are awesome! I am doing a review on them in the next week or so. Should be up in about 2 weeks.

                                        TJ Jackson -

                                        Thanks!! I added a lot more pics based off your suggestion. I think it makes the site more interesting to read and the reviews more informative. Thanks for the suggestion!
                                         
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                                          J. Wellington Wimpy

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                                          RE: Texas Burger Guy Sat, 01/8/05 9:19 AM (permalink)
                                          TexasBurgerGuy, do you eat the fries while eating the burger, and wash it down with a coke? Seems to me you should rate the burger and fries individually, then rate the whole meal as a whole.
                                           
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                                            LegalLady

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                                            RE: Texas Burger Guy Sat, 01/8/05 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                            Oh Man Burger Guy great site! Burgers are my favorite thing in the whole world, made me Sooooooooooooo hungry, I am gonna grill some for dinner!
                                            The Lady
                                             
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                                              russrimm

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                                              RE: Texas Burger Guy Sat, 01/8/05 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                              HOLYMOLY we went to Mel's today for lunch. Wont have to eat dinner. It was kinda hard to find parking even though we got there at 2pm!! It was packed!

                                              I had the Mel (they called it the baby Mel). 1lb of meat and 1/2lb of bacon. OOOH man it was good. The wife even impressed me, she got the double cheeseburger. Their onion rings were the bomb too... I can't wait to go back. I've got a friend talked into trying the Mega Mel challenge. I couldnt believe, there were two Mega Mel's sold while we were there!!! Amazing.
                                               
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                                                Oneiron339

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                                                RE: Texas Burger Guy Sun, 01/9/05 12:49 PM (permalink)
                                                Where is Mel's?
                                                 
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                                                  olphart

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                                                  RE: Texas Burger Guy Sun, 01/9/05 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  Lone Star, does Ed still own Tommy’s? I used to go there all the time when I worked on Portwest. I agree that they serve one of the best burgers in Houston. Another good burger is Eats on Hempstead Hwy at Tidwell. The owner of Eats is Ed’s brother.

                                                  If you go to Lankford, be sure to get the onion/jalapeno fries. Oh, and get there early to get a table on a level part of the floor!
                                                   
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                                                    TexasBurgerGuy

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                                                    RE: Texas Burger Guy Sun, 01/9/05 9:49 PM (permalink)
                                                    oneiron339 -
                                                    Check out the Mel's review on my site for a map to Mel's. If you have to call for directions - don't feel bad - it is little hard to find the first time out. http://texasburgerguy.blogspot.com/2004/12/review-1-mels-country-cafe-tomball.html.

                                                    russrimm -
                                                    Shoot me an e-mail at burgerguy@texasburgerguy.com and we'll plan a burger run! Glad you liked Mel's - that place is hard to beat.

                                                    J. Wellington Wimpy -
                                                    My reviews are broken up into 2 sections - burgers and restaurant. During the restaurant part of the review - I do mention the fries, o-rings, and anything else on the menu we try while there. My rating of the restaurant does take into account the overall meal experience including the quality of the food, atmosphere, service, and all that other good stuff. It's important to me to really focus on the burgers since for me - that is the main event.

                                                    Lone Star -
                                                    I've been to Lankfords. I put up my review of it late Friday night. (1/7) It is VERY good. You gotta try it out. The food is awesome and the atmosphere in that place is just a little hard to put into words. The sloped floor really threw me. And you gotta try Christian's Totem. Shoot me a mail (burgerguy@texasburgerguy.com) or better yet post a comment on the site about your experience at Christian's and Lankfords.

                                                    TJ Jackson -
                                                    I hereby designate you TJ Jackson as my honorary webmaster! :) Seriously - I am a step ahead of you on this. I am working with some web designers to help move around my pages to make room for the reviews and better organize them. Probably will have last 3 reviews and burger stories submitted by readers on the main page then have a whole other area for just the reviews. Be on the lookout for a special section named "The Bush Burger Reviews" where I will be reviewing the burgers at Otto's Burgers in Houston (George H Bush hangout) and The Coffee Station in Crawford. (George H Bush) Should be fun. I've already gone to Otto's and will be making the trip to Crawford next weekend for The Coffee Station. Thanks for the suggestions! I should be making some changes pretty soon to the site design.
                                                     
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                                                      olphart

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                                                      RE: Texas Burger Guy Sun, 01/9/05 10:33 PM (permalink)
                                                      TBG, Christian's Totem used to be Jelley's Totem back when I worked at Mustang Tractor down the road (mid 70s). Then it was Ken's Totem when I worked on Portwest in the early 90s. They served some great sandwiches back then. The food operation consisted of just one woman working in the back of the store.

                                                      Guess I need to go back there again and check it out.
                                                       
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                                                        Grillmeister

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                                                        RE: Texas Burger Guy Mon, 01/17/05 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                                        Don't overlook north Texas guys! Check out the legendary Li'l Store and Tracks in Sherman! Tracks uses frehsly baked buns and The Li'l Store is a magnet for winning Lotto numbers (Good 'ol bag soaking griddle burgers). When asked what he would buy with his share of a multi million dollar winner, the owner reportedly said "buy another grill"! Gotta love it! Javascript:insertsmilie('')
                                                         
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                                                          sugarlander

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                                                          RE: Texas Burger Guy Fri, 03/18/05 11:05 AM (permalink)
                                                          Keep up the good work, I've been enjoying your website.
                                                           
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                                                            TexasBurgerGuy

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                                                            RE: Texas Burger Guy Fri, 03/18/05 11:51 AM (permalink)
                                                            Thanks a lot sugarlander! It has been a lot of fun going out and finding these places and talking to people from all over about mom and pop burger joints.
                                                             
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