When you ask a Fort Worth native for a good burger joint... you get one of 3 responses: Kincaid's, Tommy's, or Fred's...
And then randomly someone says: "I recently heards that The Blue Tower Cafe had the best burgers in Fort Worth.."
And suddenly time stands still... until someone visits The Blue Tower Cafe. Well we can press play on the big button of life again, because I (Jake) took the time today to seek out this mysterious burger... and I was quite surprised.
Let's start with the location:
101 Summit Avenue # 110,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
As you're driving in towards downtown Fort Worth on 7th... you'll hit Summit Ave. Swing a left and immediately enter the parking lot. Yes, you will be in the parking lot of a large office building. Don't be confused, the "Yeti" of Fort Worth burgers is hidden deep within the recesses of corporate Texas...
You enter the building and the friendly building security stops you and judges your business being there. Give him a nod and say "Blue Tower Cafe" and off you go...
You'll find the counter behind a small door to the right. Looks like the average corporate cafeteria in any standard skyscraper. Rest assured this is not.
Order up a burger, pay the nice woman your money (btw, Burger & Fries + Muffaletta & Chips + 2 Drinks = $17)... And soon enough this pops up on your table:
Enough rambling? How does it taste? What's the flavor like?
The fries are hand cut... very meaty (how I like them) and taste fresh... Now that the fries are covered, let's dissect the burger.
The bun: delightfully solid, not soggy, and hearty. Not tough or thick, but holds up better than Kincaid's burger buns.
The dressings: Fresh veggies... lettuce, tomatoe, onions, pickles, and mustard. Very fresh taste and put on at the last possible second so it doesn't get soggy or greesy from the burger.
The burger: Very juicy (read: not too greasy, just moist) and tastey. The patty is uniform in shape and thickness (flat circle) but it's hand made. The meat melts in your mouth as you take a bite. The best part is that the grease does not escape and ruin your bun, but it does leave a little on your fingers. To me, that's a good sign...
Overall I think this burger beats Fred's and Tommy's and really does give Kincaid's a run for the top burger in Fort Worth. The anonymous commenter heard right that this could quite possibly be the best burger in Fort Worth. There will have to be other visits (from you readers) and myself to ensure the consistency... but I'm pretty much ready to dethrown the 3 kings...
The place has you fooled... Feels corporate and cafeteria like, but with the fresh flowers on the table, nice staff, excellent fries, and tastey burger... it's a spot to hit up and adventure out. Ambiance isn't quite burger joint friendly, but it's the meat that counts right?
Hmmm what to have for dinner?