You may remember a little while ago that there was a poll to find the best burger in Houston. The winner was The Little Bitty Burger Barn, which is not surprising, since it is quite often in lists of the top burgers in Houston . I hadn’t been there quite a while ago, and thought it deserved another visit to see how good there were. The Little Bitty Burger Barn is inside the Beltway, but outside 610 on Pinemont, tucked away from anything else, but it is well worth the visit. The day that I visited it was raining hard, so there was no option to sit outside, but I’ve never visited when it has been packed inside anyway.
The biggest ‘problem’ you’ll face is what to eat. There is a vast array of combinations to choose from basic cheese burgers to special combinations with different cheeses, chillies, bacon, etc as well as either quarter, half pound burgers and other sandwiches. The Little Bitty Burger Barn is also known for a couple of challenges. The first is the ‘Double Dog Dare’ consisting of 8 quarter pound patties, with 8 slices of cheese topped with jalapeños, bacon and barbecue sauce. If you manage to finish it in under 45 minutes you’ll be rewarded with your photo on the restaurant wall and website. The other challenge to be able to finish a Charlie’s 5 Alarm Fire Burger which registers around 10 Million on the Scovile Scale due to their Nitro Sauce made from various chillies, 5 of their hottest hot sauces and Satan’s Blood Pepper Extract. If you manage to finish it you’ll get a Little Bitty Fireman’s Hat and a photo on the Fireman’s Wall of Fame.
|Total (35 Max)||29.5|
Since it was only lunchtime we didn’t feel the need to try one of the challenges so we order a quarter pound Black and Blue Burger, with tater tots and a half pound Jalapeño Cheese Burger with fries. The burgers look good as they come to your table and don’t fall apart. However since I had the half pound burger it did fall apart a bit when I was eating it. My own fault for being too greedy. The burger patties were very good and juicy, with plenty of flavour. Overall very good burgers and a friendly, welcoming restaurant.
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