Lankford Grocery & Market
Address: 88 Dennis Street, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 522-9555
Known For: Triple Bacon Cheeseburger
What I had: Bacon Cheeseburger with French Fries
Rating: 8 (9*) out of 10
Well damn, I was going to head here for lunch but I couldn’t find the place. I drove in circles and in the end was only a block away. I ended up somewhere else and figured I’d come here for dinner. When I called to get directions my worst fears were brought to life, they close at 3 PM. Well I had to get creative, so I ordered my Bacon Cheeseburger to go and told the waitress that I was going to be eating it later. She packaged everything separately so that I could assemble it later myself. With that in mind this obviously isn’t the burger at it’s best but at least I still got to try it.
*This was a sad sad tale in deed. Unfortunately I had this reheated in a microwave 4 hours later. It was still pretty darned good. It was like a Miss America Pageant star at 45 years old. You could see all the things that made it wonderful years (hours) past and there were still hints of them but they came nowhere near their old times.
I can imagine this being an exceptional burger because it was still so delicious the way I had it. This is by no way a fair review, I’m just chronicling my meal and really I feel this has no merit. The meat tasted good but if it were fresh off the griddle and juicy I could see it being amazing. The bacon was superb and the bun, even after microwaving was still fantastic. The produce (onions, lettuce and tomatoes) were fresh. I really ought to go back here to asses a true Lankford burger because honestly even the way I ate it, it tops a good 80% of other burgers I’ve had fresh. The fries were surprisingly good even after being nuked and I’m sure you’re aware, if you’ve ever reheated french fries, they normally come out like soggy cardboard. I did not mind the reheated fries and again they were actually still above average.
I almost wish I hadn’t eaten this at all because I saw the potential that it has. I saw what I wasn’t getting. With all their accolades, awards and reviews from others I really think they probably have one of the better burgers out there but unfortunately I can’t say 100% myself. I would however say that if you’re even within a days drive from Lankford Grocery & Market be sure to get yourself a bacon cheeseburger and fries, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
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Sep 8, 2009 @ 17:11