So, I've admitted before that I am addicted to Food Network especially later in the evening when the house is quiet and I have some time to digitally scrapbook or catch up on blogs. I love having the Food Network on in the background to inspire me. I was listening in the other day while Diners, Drive-in's and Dives was on. Guy did a segment about Lankford Grocery in Houston and how they have the best hamburgers in the area. I set out on a mission to find it and get these burgers as soon as possible. I found their website and we decided that we would check it out on Friday after a trip to the zoo with the Little Man. Luckily I wrote down awesome directions or else we never would have found it. (We don't have smartphones like the rest of the world, yet!)
There are quite a few burgers to choose from, I stuck with the standard Cheeseburger, C had the Wasabi burger and Little Man had a grilled cheese. Here's what mine looked like...and yes it was the size of my face!
I couldn't resist taking a big bite before I took the picture, it smelled so good I didn't want to wait. The burgers were good. I don't know that we would make a special trip back for them, but if we happened to be in the area we would probably stop by again. It's such a sweet little Mom 'n Pop shop. It started out as a grocery and when the grill took over, they dropped the groceries. Not such a bad idea, considering how crowded it was for lunch.
The same day that I was on a search for Lankford Grocery I read about this website on K&A's blog. You put in the city you are searching for and it gives you all the restaurants, cafes, diners, etc. that have been featured on certain shows. I see that it has The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives, Throwdown with Bobby Flay and a few others. It's an awesome tool to find the places you have heard about but can't remember the names. And it's especially great if you are traveling to a new city and want to try out some great food. I can't wait to explore the website more and see what I find.
I love finding places like this. What's your favorite featured on TV restaurant?