|Exterior of Petrol Station|
|One Page, one side|
Menu at Petrol Station
The atmosphere is kitschy and unassuming. There is no signage marking the location at Golf & Wakefield in Oak Forest. Kind of reminiscent of a recent article on Mijune Pak's blog... The clientele are a mixture of Hipsters, Yuppies, InnerLoopers and folks who remind me of run of the mill Joes and Janes from Burnaby, BC (a Vancouver suburb) in Canada. If they had TVs and put on the Blues/Jets game and I might think I was back in Canada...
|Interior of Petrol Station|
Reflecting Houston's ethnic diversity, their condiment bar has Heinz ketchup, French's mustard, Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce, Cajun Chef Hot Sauce, Asian Srirachi Hot Sauce and UK HP Sauce and Sarson's Malt Vinegar. The HP & Srirachi sauces go well with beef & I love malt vinegar on my French Fries.
|The Rancor Burger is a Beauty... (Don Cherry HNIC voice)|
1/2 lb Angus beef (medium)
Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle & mayo
Served with Pub style natural cut fries.
and I paired it with a Storm King Stout Ale
First of all: WOOOWWW!!! MEEEAAATYYYY! This burger is substantial. It's seasoned mainly with salt, pepper & Worcestershire and not much else. The angus beef is cooked to a true medium with a hot pink centre. It's quite juicy. The bacon is thick and I detect a hint of applewood smoke in it. I love my burgers with a fried egg on top and this one comes with it, over easy. The yolk bursts and oozes. It just adds to the flavour sensations. The lettuce and tomato slices are fresh. It's served on a thick fluffy bun wit salad parts on bottom, but can't contain. The ooze. It's a 4 napkin burger to be sure.
|Storm King Stout, HP Sauce |
& Sarson's Malt Vinegar
As a craft beer lover, I enjoyed the Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Co.. This beer is a dark, Russian Imperial Stout beer with a mild start, has a burnt hoppy top note and finishes slightly bitter. It's thinner than Guinness, thicker than Shiner Bock and as Potent as Unibroue (9.10% Alcohol by Volume). It was a perfect complement to the sweetness of the beef and bacon, and the sour twang of the malt vinegar on my fries.
The Foodie Professor's Report Card for Petrol Station:
Rancor Burger: A
Pub Fries: A-
Storm King Stout Ale: A+
Atmosphere: A- (Canadian pub style is great; Hipster clients not so much)
Overall Grade: A-
Petrol station is located at
985 Wakefield Dr (at Golf Drive)
Houston, TX 77018
Monday: 5 p.m.-midnight
Tuesday-Friday: 4 p.m.-midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
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