If you’ve ever been to Austin, TX you know how cool it is (well, scorching hot, but in a cool way)! If you haven’t been – it’s cool! Of course the music scene is one of the best in the US and you can catch live shows at almost any time of day in any genre. As I walked around Austin and checked out some of the bands playing, it became evident that Austin believes in something I believe in as well – nothing goes better with great music than great food and drinks?!
Because of this amazing food scene, last week I had the opportunity to go to Austin to shoot our newest Tillamook Kitchen restaurant. This restaurant has been recognized as having The Best Hamburger by the Austin Chronicle, is on the top 15 best hamburgers list on Eater National, and is run by some pretty cool guys who believe in the power of great food. It’s called Hopdoddy Burger Bar and it is a must have!
Since opening their doors in 2010, co-founders Larry Perdido and Chuck Smith, have been grillin’ and chillin’ the highest quality, most delicious burgers, fries, and shakes in Texas in the uber cool neighborhood of South Congress (they’ve also added locations in North Austin and Dallas – and they’re not done yet!). They use high quality ingredients (they grind their own meat, make their own buns and have used Tillamook since day one) which allows their food to speak for itself as the star of the show. We’ll be sharing recipes, tips and videos with you soon, but here are some teasers to whet your appetite in the meantime.
If you find yourself in Austin or Dallas please go to Hopdoddy Burger Bar. It might just end up being the best thing you do!