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Places in Austin to Get a Good Burger

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Austin, TX--Whether it's National Burger day or any other day of the year. Let's say you want to make your burgers at home for National Burger Day.

Here are tips you may want to use:

  1. Grind almonds in a food processor until they are fine as breadcrumbs. Smear burger with Dijon, then dip into the almonds. Bake in a 425 degrees oven until cooked all the way through, about 12 minutes.
  2. Stuff burger with sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and feta. Grill or roast in a 450 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 10-12 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Rub with salt and pepper and olive oil and grill until lightly charred. Top with chopped figs, goat cheese, and arugula.
  4. Combine 2 Tbsp curry with a can of coconut milk and 1 cup chicken stock and simmer in saucepan. Stir in chunks of bok choy, and sliced mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over brown rice.
  5. Combine ¼ cup orange juice with soy or soy alternative and 1 Tbsp minced ginger. Boil until thick, about 10 minutes. Grill or broil until cooked through. Brush with sauce.
  6. Combine 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard with 1 Tbsp of each: soy sauce, brown sugar, and melted butter. Brush on the burger before and after cooking.
  7. Simmer 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 cups beef broth. Cook burgers to desired done ranger or cooked through. Remove burgers from heat. Crank the heat, boil until liquid reduces by half. Spoon over burger.
  8. Brush burgers with lime juice, cumin, garlic, and chipotle pepper for an hour. Grill until charred. Serve with guacamole, salsa, and hot corn tortillas.
  9. In cast-iron skillet, grill burger until cooked thoroughly. Remove. Add minced shallots, mushrooms, and brown. Stir in 2 parts white wine and 1-part coconut cream and cook until thickened. Pour over burgers.

If you're ready to go out, here are places the locals favor in Austin:

Better Half 406 WALSH ST Austin:

The cheeseburgers are only $5 during happy hour and you can choose from beef, chicken, or veggie (Beyond Meat patty). Add on sangria for only $5 too.

Cheeseburgs are only $5 during happy hour from Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday from 3-6 pm.

Jewboy Burgers 5111 Airport Blvd in Austin:

The website touts it to be, "A mixture of US/Mexico Border Culture and a traditional Reform Jewish upbringing come together to make burgers, burritos, and latkes (among other fried stuff) that honor both cultures."

Moonie's Burgerhouse 13450 Research Blvd, Austin:

A burger joint that specializes in made-to-order burgers.

Phil's Icehouse 13265 US-183 N Austin

The happiest burger joint in Texas. Unbelievable Burgers in a family-friendly setting; playscape, kid food, and good burgers.

Launderette 2115 Holly St. Austin

This old gas station/laundromat now converted into one of Austin’s most gorgeous and chic restaurants serves great food and one of the best burgers in Austin. Although the plates are small in size, the burgers are plenty to fill you up. Served alongside made-in-house pickles.

Hopfields - Pubs 3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

Choose your burger, whether it's slathered in camembert cheese and mustard, or a vegan-friendly veggie burger made with a black bean patty. A gastropub that offers a broad craft beer in a rustic-chic setting.

Crown & Anchor Pub 2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin

A favorite destination of the Hyde Park / University Area. There are plenty of places to sit on the patio or indoors. Known for its legendary burgers and a diverse selection of beer, over 30 taps and 100 bottles/cans.

Looking for Mexican, Italian, or scrumptious bar food? Other Austin restaurants have those needs covered.

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