A new list has our stomachs rumbling. On Wednesday, Texas Monthly released its roundup of the 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas, naming one Dallas creation among the top five in the state.
Texas Monthly put together a team of 24 “fearless, bordering on fanatical” eaters across the Lone Star State to identify the burgers. After tasting 367 burgers, five emerged as the best in Texas.
The pimento cheese burger at Knife in Dallas ranks No. 4 on the magazine’s list. The all-sirloin burger is crafted by chef John Tesar "with fanatical attention to detail," gushes the magazine. The patty is seared, then "pumped up" with sautéed red onions and a scoop of Tabasco-spiked pimento cheese, made in-house, of course.
San Antonio’s Folc takes the No. 1 spot for its brisket burger with pork belly. Rounding out the top five are the Congress Burger from Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, the L.U.S.T. Burger at the Bearded Lady in Fort Worth, and the Philly cheese steak burger at the Original Hubcap Grill in Houston.
“It used to be that burgers were aimed at the average Joe,” says Texas Monthly editor Patricia Sharpe in a release. “That burger is still out there, but it’s being given a run for the money by the upmarket burger, with top-quality meat, specialty buns, house-made pickles — the works.”
The remaining burgers are unranked and listed alphabetically by city — Dallas receives seven more nods. Burgers from Blues Burgers, Kenny's Burger Joint, Liberty Burger, Maple & Motor, Mr. Mesero, Off-Site Kitchen, and Rapscallion also make the cut. The classic cheeseburger at The Grape, which was on the 2009 list, nabs an honorable mention.