Thursday, March 11, 2010

Smashburger.

Yesterday, I attended the Smashburger / Arlington "Preview Day."  The following is my honest, after-first-bite-thought:  

"That is one good hamburger."

It is juicy and served hot. The two top requirements of a good hamburger, in my opinion. I also liked the hearty, not-greasy bun, and the real dill pickles. I would put it up there with M&O Station Grill hamburger -- and that is saying something. 

It's hard not to like a juicy, all Angus beef burger. But add good french fries, thin-sliced, and very crispy, and a real ice-cream, chocolate milk-shake, and you get a very good lunch.

Smashburger started in Denver and by the looks of their "locations" map has moved northward and southward kind of along the Interstate 35 corridor. They have one location in Addison, several in Houston, the one I visited in Arlington. They are moving into the Fort Worth area now. Look for one near TCU soon.  Smashburger is one of the companies that is satisfying the current demand for a quality hamburger in a stylish, counter-service setting. Smashburger's menu also has a few salads, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and assorted side items like fried pickles (yes, I liked them, too).

Is Smashburger the place to take the kids everyday for a cheap meal?  No. But, for an as-good-as-you-can-get hamburger, the price is fair. Under $10 for a 1/3 pound burger, a big order of fries and a drink.

My thanks to the Smashburger folks. I wish you well.

http://www.smashburger.com

4 comments:

Jake Good said...

Mmm... I've been on a super burger kick lately...

Don't tell my heart and arteries, but the other day I had a Love Shack burger for lunch and a M&O Station burger for dinner...

RJG said...

I've only been to a Smashburger in the Denver area, but they are indeed very good!

Lynn said...

Went tonight with Brother Sushi. Fries were *superb*! I will rave about them on my own blog in a day or two. Had the Baja burger, loved it. Still like Kincaid's better, but I liked it better than Fred's (and I like Fred's). He had whatever the basic burger is (I'm carbed out and about *this* far from falling asleep as I type). Wafer-thin slices of onion and tomato. I picked my jalapenos off my guac, but they were fresh and absolutely gorgeous to behold. Tomatoes had taste, lettuce was leafy and buttery and dark green. I will definitely go back.

Peter said...

I am a fan of Mens tank tops but burgers are way better. I would trade a day in a park for Smashburger.Thanks for posting. o