Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Howdy Burger

Howdy Burger
1029 N Highway 6 #1010
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 599-8844

In the Park Row area on the west side of town lays a growing cluster of business offices. Around here the restaurants are few and far between and as soon as a new one pops up the employees at the nearby offices rejoice as if a new Wal-Mart opened up in a "Podunk" town. Howdy Burger is one of the newest restaurant establishments bringing people out of their cubicle hell. Located on Highway 6 in the shadows of the new overpass Howdy Burger is serving up juicy flavorful burgers and a few other specialties to fill any Texas appetite. As soon as you walk in, you're greeted with a big ole Texas “howdy!” The staff here, decked out in western wear are very friendly and welcome you right up to the counter to place your order. With a very descriptive menu board your stomach churns awaiting to be fed. Being at a place with burger in the name I thought it would be best to go with one, so I went with the Swiss Mushroom Cheeseburger. I was very tempted in trying one of their many salads but I will try that on a return trip. A nice appeal is that everything here is fresh. They have a display cooler just behind the counter with all of the salad fixing ready to be prepared to order. The beautiful colors bring a sense of cool freshness to the whole place. Here your burgers are made to order and they give you the freedom to add your own fixings at the bar. Once I received my order I was I admired how soft the buns were. The meat looked juicy as steam rose from within. I added some cool lettuce and pickles to add a tangy soft crunch to this burger topped with melting swiss cheese and perfectly browned mushrooms. As I took the first bite I found that everything was very juicy and tasted very fresh. My only concern was the burger could have used a few more minutes on the grill. I am very put off by pink hamburger meat and though this wasn’t extremely raw I felt the urge to finish what I had started. If all else failed I could tell the perfectly cut steak fries would fill in the gaps. The fries were seasoned to perfection with a nice hint of spice. It was a great combination of burger and fries and filled my afternoon hunger. Howdy Burger has only been open for a couple of weeks so they are still working out the kinks. I feel that as soon as they get a handle on the heavy lunch crowd they will prepare the food thoroughly. Though my burger could have used a little more cooking time I think that this place will pick up the game. I have the intentions of coming back here in a few weeks and I think it’s a great place with great potential. If this by any way scares you off I would still recommend going for the salads. I place to go back for one myself!

1 comment:

  1. There's another Howdy Burger over on Clay/Gessner area. I've eaten many a heart-stopping double-cheese/jalepeno burger.

    Also their grilled chicken salad with cilantro-ranch is tasty too