Sunday, January 10, 2016

What's Shakin' in Katy - Bernie's Burger Bus

There's a new sheriff in Burger Town and it's Bernie's Burger Bus. If you live in or around Katy, take a break from your diet and get over to La Centerra for the best hamburger you will ever eat.  Seriously.

The Substitute Burger with bleu cheese, bacon, burgundy mushrooms and tipsy onions

I am not kidding, Bernie's burgers will ruin you for all other hamburgers. They are that good.  I had the privilege of trying a Bernie's burger from the actual food truck a few years back. It made an impression on me. When I heard that Bernie's was coming to Katy, I knew we were in for a treat.

Bernie's Burger Bus began in 2010 in an old school bus converted into a food truck.  It was voted the best burger in Houston and made the list of top food trucks in the USA. Now there are two locations:
  • 5407 Bellaire Blvd in Bellaire, TX
  • 2643 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, TX

The Homeroom cheddar cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg

When the food arrives you and your friends will munch away happily for 5 or 10 minutes until somebody realizes that no one at the table is talking anymore. They will remark about it and everyone will admit that they were in full-on chow-down mode. You will then realize that you had better slow down and savor every bite. When the last bite of burger is gone, you will be a little bit sad.  Then you will devour the rest of the fries.

Bernie's Burger Bus makes everything from scratch, including their own ketchup and mustard.  You have never tasted ketchup this fresh. It's cool, sweet tomato flavor is a culinary delight and a perfect compliment to their hand-cut fries.  Choose from truffle fries, bleu cheese fries, sweet potato fries and so much more. You just won't believe all the different varieties. 

We did not try the Detention Burger but I actually saw one at the table next to us.  The burger has two grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon USED AS THE BUNS!  I kid you not.  Between the grilled cheeses are a burger patty, cheese (more cheese?), tipsy onions, pickles, lettuce and roasted garlic tomatoes.  It is a sight to behold.  I wanted to ask the lady who ordered it if I could take a photo but I was too shy.  She cut the burger into 4 pieces because it was too big to hold in her hands.  I'm not even sure how she got it into her mouth.  This thing must be 2000 calories all by itself.

So, get on over and try it out for yourself.  Two warnings - it is pricey and it is addictive.  That's how they get you.


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