Currently listening to “My Heart Skips A Beat” by The Secret Sisters
Texas. The second largest/most populated state in America, and according to a recent article from ajc.com, we are 50% owner of the top ten fattest cities in the States. What does that mean? We have a lot of horses with broken backs. If you’ve never been to Texas, let me fill you in a bit. The vibe varies from city to city. San Antonio has a historical, rustic feel to it. Even though it’s close to the slow easy vibe of the Gulf, Houston has a busy, muggy feel to it. Austin has an everlasting hipster constest, but still has some of the best food and beer in the state. Dallas is much like a mullet, business in the front, party in the back. Fort Worth is slowly getting the recognition, outside of the Stockyards, that it deserves. The point is that we are unified. There is nothing that unifies a gathering of people more than food. That food has dwindled down to a single chain of incredible burgers.
In 1950, being a foodie, and taking selfies just wasn’t a thing. It was all about survival. Breaking off and becoming your own business owner was as about as successful as prohibition. The one event that will go down in history, was the creation of a small burger shack, called Whataburger. Legend has it, “Whataburger” was Santa Anna’s last cry before he spilled his own ketchup all over the Alamo. Okay, that’s a lie. This Texas legend was created in Corpus Christi by Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton. Though they aren’t selling 25 cent burgers anymore, they are cranking out quality burgers from 735+ different locations, nation wide, all inside a quintessential “A-Frame” builiding. I recently visited the homage to the original, in Corpus Christi. Check it out!
So now you’re asking me. Why would I do a burger blog on a fast food chain? Well why does 50 Cent throw a baseball like a four year old girl with a broken arm? It’s much more than a fast food chain, it’s a lifestyle. It was one of Baby Burgaholic’s first burgers, and it’s considered a national treasure to any native Texan. The quality, love, and ingredients put into every burger outshines ANY other fast food joint, not matter how many times you go … ahem.. In-N-Out… of them. Whataburger’s breakfast menu is also amazing. Served from 11 PM to 11 AM, they’ve got tastebud ticklers for the 2 AM drunktards, to the 7 AM early birds. My favorite is the Potato Egg and Cheese Taquito. I could eat 78 of them in one sitting, but I don’t want all the attention from breaking any records. Even though I have had the whole menu, front and back, this time, I went with one of the newer introduced sangwiches. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Avocado Bacon Burger.
The ABB is loaded with an all beef patty, bacon, avocado, fresh diced white onions, tomatoes, personally added grilled jalapenos, American cheese, and creamy pepper sauce, all in between two slices of Texas toast. This sandwich is sexier and messier than the shower scene from Arachnophobia. The star in this game? The white onion. It provided a fresh, tart crunch to every bite. The meat was thin, and had a crispy outside layer from the flat top they cook it on. The bacon was savory, and a bit salty while the avocado created a cool, full mouth experience. The tomato added a semi sweet, hearty touch, and the creamy pepper sauce was infused with a garlic-y pepper flavor that tied everything in together. And who could go wrong with Texas toast? Like… ever? The side of fries were fried to perfection. Whataburger, within the past couple of years, has release some really cool condiments too, some of which are for sale in local Texas grocery stores. Anyways, I’m not the biggest fan of ketchup, but with the new Spicy Ketchup addition, I can really get in to it. The Jalapeno Ranch, for 35 extra cents, I would like to replace with my toothpaste. Believe it or not, it taste more like jalapeno than ranch. What a concept! Overall, I’ve never had a bad meal, and the W will remain one of my favorite places on earth forever. This burger, along with all their burgers, I will rate a strong 4 of 5 burgz.
I can’t wait for you to vacation to Texas. I can’t wait for you to find out that not everyone wears cowboys hats. Not everyone, says y’all. Not everyone drives a white duely Dodge, with a 4” lift and duel exhaust, cranking a 4.2 engine with 160 horse power. I blacked out, I don’t know what any of that means. The point is, Whataburger is the best quality burger you can find at any time of the day. Please visit when you visit. Thank you and amen.
121 N. Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Monday - Friday: ALL DAY - URRY DAY