|Behind the Green Door is the Best Burger ever to Marsall Erikson|
8 oz ground round steak patty, ground in-house
and slowly smoked
Fluffy, locally sourced bun
American cheese (if you please)
For veggies I added:
Lettuce, tomato, pickle, jalapeños
I sat down in my car and took a bite of the burger. In a word: DAYAM! I mean a double-syllable DAYAM! This burger had a red smoke ring in it like brisket! It had a mixture of seasonings that included pepper, paprika, garlic and a few others I couldn't quite place. This tasted like slow smoked backyard burgers that you'd scarf down over a summer long weekend! The bun was fluffy and kept the contents inside. The veggies were fresh and they didn't overdo the jalapeños or the mayonnaise, like some places would. The staff was very friendly, and there was quite a line-up, many folks from all over the Med-Center and elsewhere out to get their burger on. After three bites, I could taste the reason for the line-up. USA Today featured Guy's Meat Market on a list of 10 Great Places to Sink your Teeth into a Burger. For all its foibles, USA Today got this one totally and completely correct.
One last warning: if you want a burger, they make them Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM, or whenever they sell out, whichever comes first. No burgers on Weekends as far as I could see and they are closed on Mondays. Since Guy's Meat Market is strictly takeout, I'm only going to grade the food, service and cleanliness. The Ambiance is rustic.:
The Foodie Professor's Report Card:
Guy's Slow Smoked Burger: A+
Overall Grade: A and one of Houston's Best Burgers IMHO.
Guy's Meat Market
3106 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
Zao An, Y'all!!!