Sadly, the eating marathon has come to an end. Well, actually…it ended over a week ago, but I’m still in mourning and still too scared to step on the scale. It’s back to healthy eating and portion control. Maybe this will be the year that I totally change my ways…completely clean up my eating habits. Maybe this will be the year that I introduce kale and chard into my diet. Maybe this will be the year that I choose baked over fried, white meat over dark meat, veggie burger over…..yeah, right. Who am I kidding? On to my next burger adventure!
While eavesdropping on yet another burger conversation (I really need to mind my own business), I came to learn about BB’s Home Cooking in Georgetown, TX.
When I heard that BB’s makes the “best burgers,” I knew I had to pay them a visit and verify this claim for myself. I mean, they even include this statement on their menu…
There it is in black and white – Georgetown’s Best Burger!!!!! So how did it measure up? I hate to say it, but I think someone needs to re-count the votes. I ordered the cheeseburger with all the trimmings. Alarms started going off in my head when my basket came out and my fries appeared burnt. I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt and reasoned that maybe their oil was old or that there was a seasoned coating of some sort, but nope. They were burnt alright. They were prompt in getting me a new basket of properly cooked fries, but were even quicker in disposing of the grossly overcooked potatoes. They removed the basket before I had a chance to snap a pic, and seemed a little irritated as I tried to whip out my phone to grab a snapshot before they did.
As for the burger, let’s start with the positives, shall we? It was big and the bun was well toasted. Okay…moving onto the negatives… The meat (very much like my first batch of fries) was overcooked, and I found it lacking in flavor. The onions confused me. Although clearly grilled, they hadn’t been cooked long enough to obtain that sweet caramelization that you look for in grilled onions. So rather than providing the crisp brightness of a raw onion or the rich sweetness of properly grilled onions, these onions were a sad misstep. I’m all for fresh greens on my burger, but BB’s loaded so much lettuce on my burger that it tasted, I don’t know, overhydrated? Just too much water with every bite. And the greyish-pink tomatoes didn’t enhance the burger much, either. I think they tried to compensate for flavor with a liberal dollop of mayo, but as I’m sure you can imagine, it just added to the problems.
I was really hoping for something special, being my first burger of 2013 and all. But BB’s Home Cooking missed on so many different points, it was difficult to find enjoyment in this burger. BB’s has a nice atmosphere and a kind waitstaff, but Georgetown’s best burger, it does not.
Location: 4701 Williams Drive Bldg. 1, Georgetown TX