In a city full of foodie musts, we've narrowed it down to the four burgers you can't miss.
Clockwise from top left: Goodall's Kitchen: Certified Black Angus beef, Tillamook cheddar, and bacon onion marmalade on a challah bun. Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St., 512-628-4400
Contigo: Windy Bar Ranch beef and fresh veggies on a house-made challah bun, served with fries. 2027 Anchor Lane, 512-614-2260
Odd Duck: Richardson Farms brisket and chuck eye roll beef, bacon, pimento, and heirloom tomato on a housemade bun. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-433-6521
Swift's Attic: Breakfast burger: beef and sausage patties, crispy prosciutto picante, hash browns, fried egg, and mayo. 315 Congress Ave., 512-482-8842
It’s the quintessential comfort food, especially in Texas. Lately, Austin chefs have been flipping burgers into a whole new dimension: from “green eggs and ham” burgers to patties topped with Austin’s best BBQ.
“Almost nothing is taboo,” says Swift’s Attic Executive Chef Zack Northcutt, who offers up a new, limited-edition burger at his restaurant every Monday night. “As chefs, we like to push ourselves to try new things.… You basically have an endless variety of outcomes when building the perfect burger.” Here, four top Austin kitchens show off their best-looking burgers.