Burgers and Houston food writers
To write about food in Houston, it seems you have to write about burgers.
Robb Walsh has eaten and written about many burgers. He even claims to have found the best burger in Texas.
Alison Cook writes about so many burgers that she has a column called "Burger Friday."
There is even a guy -- the Texas Burger Guy -- who has a blog about nothing but burgers.
I have a confession to make. I don't eat burgers often -- maybe 3 or 4 a year. And I have never written a post about burgers. (Well, at least not about burgers in Houston).
Life is too short -- and there is too much good food -- for me to waste time eating burgers. Plus, eating too many burgers may just make life shorter.
But to get some Houston food writer cred, I'm going to have to write about a burger -- at least this once.
Today, I found myself at Someburger. This to-go stand at 11th and Studewood is one of the oldest burger joints in Houston. It is kind of cool to stand on the sidewalk and order a burger through the sliding window that has been there for decades.
How do I describe the Someburger? It had an old-fashioned bun -- fluffy and a little squishy. The meat was, well, . . . meaty. It was thin and fully cooked, but somewhat juicy. The burger came with iceberg lettuce, limp tomato slices, and a few pickle slices.
This was a pretty good burger, better than a fast food burger. Yet it was like a lot of other burgers.
AARGH! I just can't do this. I admit it. I don't have anything intelligent to write about burgers. So I'm not going to write any more burger posts.
If I ever wanted to be a food writer in Houston, it's all over now.