Pub Week Finale- Burger & Barrel

Located right at the start of SOHO (literally right on Houston) this burger  bar/restaurant comes from the guys behind Lure Fish Bar.  Most people wouldn’t equate a good burger with a fish bar but I’ve had said Lure burger years ago and it’s always stuck fresh in my mind.

At B&B the vibe is fun and relaxed with a nice list of draft beers, excellent wines by the glass and cocktails.  I was in a cocktail mood and the waitress suggestion of Blood and Sand was perfect.  It was just tart enough to have a little bite but overall easy and refreshing.  Onto the real reason for the trip here the Bash Burger- regular beef burger topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, pickles and bacon jam.  Did I just say Bacon Jam?  Oh yes I certainly did.

This burger was simply oozing with flavor.  I was worried this was too many components for one little burger but everything fell completely in place.  The salty sweet bacon jam hit the sour pickle and completed melded into the perfectly soft bun.  It was wonderful- so wonderful this actually won the Rachel Ray’s Burger Bah- hence the name.  It also may be the messiest burger I’ve ever eaten before but it’s damn delicious.

The fries were a tad overcooked but the onion ring up top was a nice touch.  Overall I really enjoyed B&B.  The space is nice enough I would recommend it for a group of friends, family or even a date.  Just don’t get this burger on a date-  it’s good but there is no way to eat this delicately.  This is a burger to grab on with both hands and just enjoy the ride.

Burger and Barrel