Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Houston Food Truck Bernie's Burger Bus

Another food truck review for all of you! 

This time, one of Houstons most prized and respected food trucks, Bernie's Burger Bus. This little food truck has been awarded Houston's best burger by many, and I am talking best burger PERIOD, not just for food trucks. That is pretty high praise for Houston, which is known for having some great freaking burgers. I caught the bus over at Little Woodrows in the Heights on a Friday night. How did it stack up against my high expectations?

What I got: The Substitute - "Burger topped with a bleu cheese , thick sliced crispy bacon, burgundy laced mushrooms and Bernie’s Tipsy caramelized onions" (

Oh My God I think I am in love all over. I have been complaining how I have yet to find a burger in Houston that could beat what I consider one of the best burgers out there, Dutch's Bleu Cheese Burger. Well I think I might have found a new contender. This burger was FREAKING GOOD.

Let us start with the bun. Every man knows how important a nice set of buns are. These buns... they are tasty. They are pillow-soft and yet strong enough to do the job of holding in all the juices and goodies on this burger. Now the burger, oh what can I say. It was an almost perfect tasting burger. The meat is thick enough to give it substance, but not to the point you can't take a whole bite. My burger was cooked spot on as well. The mushrooms and onions were packed with flavor and were jammed in this thing. The bacon was thick cut and flavored really well on its own, so it added a ton of great smokiness. Now let's talk about the Bleu Cheese. HOLY COW. It is OOZING out of this burger in a good way. There is a ton of bleu cheese on this guy, and it is melted to perfection. It gets into every nook, cranny, and bite. I am salivating just thinking about it.

Review- 5/5 "It's The Bee's Knees!"

I feel bad using the term food truck when describing this place but that's what it is. The burger is just so much better than anything I can even imagine in an automobile, so cooking this in it is amazing. These guys are very active and have three different trucks around, so do yourself a favor and go try them NOW. Seriously. I cannot wait to see this guy again. I am stopping when I pass this truck, even if I just ate. Check out Bernie's Burger Bus on Twitter @Berniesburgers.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box Mini Corn Dogs

I was watching college football this weekend, like every red-blooded American. I of course had to watch some of the infamous Texas Vs. OU game in Dallas, one of the most rivaled games in history. Unfortunately, this year the game sucked hard... well Texas sucked hard. That meant I was much more focused on the fried food of the Texas State Fair, also an infamous tradition. Except this tradition is in a very different but an equally American sport. eating fried food. After all that fried food I got a craving for some myself. Easiest way to fix a craving? Go eat.

What is more of a fair food than Corn Dogs? Absolutely nothing that's what! So I decided this was a perfect time for me to try the Jack In The Box Mini Corn Dogs. This fat man made a great choice.

For less than $1.50 you get five mini corn dogs, about two inches in length. These things were fried nearly perfect. The outside was crisp and slightly greasy, but not bleed-thru-the-bag wet. The inside of the batter was moist and soft, as it should be in a good corn dog. Big Juicy wieners were hidden in the middle of these nuggets that were nothing amazing, but still not gross. Where they really got it right is in the ratios. Perfect sweet to salty and batter to dog balance is what makes a good corn dog and these are spot on.

Rating: 4/5 "It's Just Swell"

I would get these again anytime I was craving a corn dog and this was a perfect way to fix that craving without having to go all the way to the mall or State Fair.

Until next time children

Friday, October 12, 2012

Review: Breakfast Burritos Anonymous

So to keep with the theme of reviewing local Houston joints, its time to dive into a trend that is blowing up not just in Houston but across the country.

Food Trucks...

The idea behind a food truck is simple. Fulfill your dreams of opening your own restaurant with a lot less overhead, a lot less staff, and a much easier menu. Yeah, you won't be able to make as much money normally, but it still makes a lot of sense. Well they have taken off and now they are everywhere serving just about everything. At least I thought so until I ran across a food truck by the name of BBA or Breakfast Burritos Anonymous. 

A Breakfast Food Truck that actually operates during breakfast hours. 

I have seen breakfast food in food trucks before but up to this point I have only seen food trucks serve dinner or drunk food at 2 AM. One that is open at 6 AM on my way to work.... well it is genius. Needless to say I had to try BBA.

It was..... fantastic
These Things are Massive

They have a good sized menu of items for a food truck. Breakfast tacos, pancake battered sausages, breakfast sandwiches, and of course a make-your-own breakfast burrito menu. The menu was huge as well. choose from tons of different meats, cheeses, salsas, and other stuffings. They even have healthy options like egg whites, whole wheat tortillas, turkey bacon/sausage, and tons of veggies. Everything is made on the spot in house by a very friendly crew.

What I got - Burrito with flour tortilla, egg whites, bacon, jalapeños, potatoes, cheddar cheese, and jalapeño hollandaise.

First, these burritos are massive. For around $5 you definitely get your money worth. They are also really good. My egg whites were fluffy and moist, not dried out at all. The bacon tasted like real bacon, not just bacon bits from a jar. Fresh Jalapeños were a nice touch as well, I was expecting pickled. My only complaint was that I couldn't really notice the Jalapeño Hollandaise much but it was still great.

Rating- 4/5 "It's Just Swell"

Definitely give these guys a try if you want some great breakfast food. Right now they are parked in front of the Inversion Coffee House on Montrose M-F from 6:30-10:00 I believe. Also follow them on twitter @BBAMobile. They are cool guys and make great food so lets support local business and keep them around.