Being my first foray into the Austin burger scene coupled with the fact that I was staying a stone's throw from Franklin's BBQ, Silo on 7th was simply the logical choice to begin my # ATX burger exploration. Being a new city for Bang for your Burger Buck, I'll intro the mission: we look for burger greatness with a reasonable price tag. More or less this translates to hamburgers at the $10 and under price point - divey stands that elevate the frozen patty with the care of a watchful spatula on their well seasoned griddles and grills, chef driven burgers that smartly execute Angus with enlightened topping combination and sometimes just a darn good restaurant burger for a good price, that is consistently cooked to order.
The Eggs Benedict Burger special at $8.50 was fair game for the Bang zeitgeist and a reasonable sandwich to put down before 12 noon. A pork sausage spiked Angus burger patty was a gateway for all things breakfast burger for me and the combo of hollandaise and runny yolk made for a fantastic burger sauce. But the star of the show was a near perfectly poached egg. The just firmed egg white was as delicate the freshest of riccotas and for me made the case that the poached is better than fried when it comes to egg on a burger. Read the whole story over at Bang for your Burger Buck.