Friday, August 1, 2008

Someburger

The first time I went to Someburger I had just come from the Saturday “tour” at the St. Arnold’s brewery, so my taste buds might *not* have been their tip-top most discerning [sigh]. But daaamn, that cheeseburger was tasty. Now that I live in the area, I’ve made my way back a few times to soberly confirm that the little shack does, in fact, make a dynamite burger.

It’s a burger in the old fashioned way – just like I like ‘em – skinny patty on a toasted bun with warm fixin’s drippin’ out the sides. No juice will slide down your chin, and it doesn’t require two hands. And while the fries, I thought, were only so-so, the onion rings are outta this world. Last week (after my lil’ niece got beaned in the face by a foul ball at an Astros game) we tried the milkshakes. They, too, were pretty spectacular.

My favorite burger growing up was at the original Otto’s on Memorial. Since Otto’s is forever rumored to be closing (anyone have details?), I’m relieved to have found an traditional burger joint that doesn’t pride itself on a 3-inch thick patty or try to linen up its service. It’s cheap, it’s cash-only, and it tastes great whether you’ve had the beer sampler or not. Enough said.

Someburger – 745 E. 11th Street

8 comments:

danhole said...

When we were planning the BBQ smackdown, I had seen an ad in the Press for Otto's, so I called. I told them that I thought they had shut down and he just said that it would be a couple more months. So call and see if you can get one last burger from there!

I haven't has a Someburger in years! Need to go.

Ann said...

@gmail.comSome of your spots belie your Bowl comment of I'm a pretty healthy eater. The next burger to test out is Lankford Grocery -- Wow. AKJ

Genie said...

I've always walked past Someburger but have never eaten there! Put that on my to-do list...

Genie said...

I agree with the above comment. You should try Lankford Grocery. I like the burger there, and they also have tasty daily specials. Very mom and pop.

Josh said...

Have you ever been to In-N-Out burger? I always wish there were more mom and pop establishments out here in Tempe, but alas, we have In-N-Out. They're good at what they do.. but have little menu selection.

-Josh
Where to Eat in Tempe, AZ

Ruthie J. said...

Josh, I lived in San Francisco for 7 years and luuuuuv In-n-Out! It is a must-do everytime I'm back in the Bay Area... I love the freshness of the burgers/toppings, the business model, and the quality of service. But the fries suck. Can't win 'em all, I guess.

Rose said...

I'm always interested in a good burger--thanks! I'm a Houston food blogger too! :)

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