July 28th, 2011
Hubcap Grill and Beer Garden: How Does Your Burger Grow?
We’ve pretty much given you a blow by blow account of Hubcap Grill’s expansion to the Heights, so what’s left to be said? Everything. We have no shame in repeating ourselves with a tweak here and there because that’s exactly what Ricky Craig is doing–with fantastic results, I might add.
Let me first assure you, the great product you’re used to from the downtown location remains completely intact. Delicious burgers and fries await you at the new 19th Street location. You can still order your old-fashioned bottled sodas (Stewart’s and A&W root beers, Welch’s Grape and Stewart’s Orange & Cream Sodas among others). Fries still come with Cheez Whiz. All your favorite specialty burgers have a permanent place on the menu as well. The more things change the more they stay the same…
But let’s talk about how the Hubcap Grill and Beer Garden is flexing some muscle:
- First of all, you don’t have to worry about missing lunch hours. The beer garden is open late (at least 10:00PM).
- Specialty Burgers all the time. Your favorites from the downtown location and truck are always on the menu.
- Patty melt? Heck, yes it finds a full-time spot on the menu.
- Specialty Fries forever and always. Stinky Fries (with a splash of malt vinegar), Pizza Fries, Cheesy Bacon Fries… The list goes on.
- New specialty burgers… What’s the only way to make a Sticky Burger better? Add grilled banana to the already delicious combination of crunchy peanut butter and bacon on patty. Call it the “Sticky Monkey Burger” while you’re at it. There are 18 specialty burgers in all to choose from…
- A well-stocked fridge of craft beer. Crack open a few cold ones while you gorge yourself.
It’s a burger oasis in the Heights. You will order, eat and play outdoors. New picnic tables are spread out all over the grounds. 95% of the seating is outdoors, in fact (something I didn’t know before even though we’ve published two articles). That means that if a sudden rainstorm were to form, you’ll be running for your cars or the large awnings at the front of the building.
The craft beers are only $4, a price that rivals Cedar Creek just a few short blocks away. With two sets of bags boards (”cornhole” if you must), you may be using the Hubcap Grill and Beer Garden just as much as a bar as you will an eating destination. With the new Christian’s Tailgate newly opened on White Oak, is there a rivalry brewing? Can we start one? I nominate myself to be head judge of the “Burger and Beer Off!”
With that, let’s just take a look and drool a little bit. There’s nothing more to read here. You’re going to just have to eat it to believe, I suppose.
Triple Heart Clogger – Cheese, bacon and hotdog on a fresh, ground beef patty.
Frito Pie Burger – A burger with Frito Pie and slice jalapeños.
Where – The Heights: 1133 W 19th St., Houston, TX 77008 (View Map)
What – Delicious burgers, fresh fries,cold beer and glass-bottled sodas.
Wear – With a burger named “Hangover,” there’s a pretty good indication it don’t matter.
How Much – Between $5 and $8 for burgers; between $2 and $5 for beers.
When – Monday through Wednesday – 11:00AM to 10:00PM, Thursday through Saturday – 11:00AM to 12:00AM, Sunday – Closed
Web – http://www.hubcapgrill.com
Twitter – @Hubcap_Grill