Right down the street from the shopping district on 19th Street in the Heights is a burger-lover’s haven — Hopdoddy. An Austin, Texas original, Hopdoddy is deemed one of the “Best Burgers in America” by Food & Wine and their fresh approach includes an in-house bakery and butchery, and sources all-natural produce and humanely-raised beef. Their made-from-scratch philosophy includes hand ground beef prepared in-house, hand-cut fries and made-from-scratch buns baked fresh daily.
Gourmet burgers line the menu, which means plenty of reading to entertain guests as they wait in the often long lines of this popular eatery. Though guests are sure to forget the wait after devouring a Buffalo Bill burger made with Bison, apple-smoked bacon, Blue Jack cheese and Frank’s Hot Sauce. For a lighter option, try the Ahi tuna burger made with sushi-grade tuna, sprouts, teriyaki, honey wasabi, pickled ginger and nori chips. Vegetarians shouldn’t shy away with plenty of salad options and a black bean-corn veggie burger topped with goat cheese, cilantro pesto and Chipotle mayo.
A full bar makes this burger joint a hangout for all ages. The bar is lined with a variety of local Houston brewers on tap such as Karbach and 8th Wonder, as well as handcrafted cocktails house-made liqueurs and fresh squeezed juices. Order the Little Larry, a mini frozen Margarita topped with Grand Marnier or go big with The Skinny Dip, a goblet of frozen margarita with a 7 oz. Coronita dunked upside down.
Looking for a non-alcoholic treat? Drink your desert with an impressive array of milkshakes including vanilla bean, caramel & sea salt, stout chocolate and Nutella & chocolate pretzel.