TOP 10 Burgers in 10 days

April 22, 2010

In the 8th Annual BEST IN TEXAS edition we threw down the gauntlet challenging readers to eat the TOP 10 Readers’ Choice Hamburgers in 10 days. Weeks passed as we wondered if anyone would be able to accomplish such a feat as to eat 10 hamburgers located all across the Great State of Texas in just 10 days. Is it possible? Should it even be attempted?

We asked questers to send in photos of themselves with a burger at all of the TOP 10 burger spots, and then we waited for the champions-to-be to get busy.

And lo, they did, but only one man claims the title. We’d like to christen Motorbike Mike McMahan, of Houston the RIDE TEXAS® 10 BEST Burger Quest Champion. He quested with style and a sense of humor, always a good combination.

After such an epic quest he said just this,  “I just completed my Burger Quest. Great roads, great hamburgers and lots of friendly people. I gained 10 pounds and my cholesterol level has spiked but it was all well worth it.”  Congratulations, kudos and “wowee!” to Motorbike Mike a 2010 10 Best Burger Quest Champion.  Here are the photos from his burger-based journey across Texas.

Motorbike Mike McMahan ready for his 10 BEST Burger Quest

Motorbike Mike ready for his 10 BEST Burger Quest

Burger #1 Horny Toad Bar & Grill

First stop, the #1 Horny Toad Bar & Grill in Cranfills Gap

Burger #2 Jucys Hamburgers

Onward to #2, Jucys Hamburgers in Longview

Burger #2 Jucys Hamburgers

#2 Jucys Hamburgers in Longview

Burger #3 Alamo Springs Café

Enjoying a burger on the deck at #3, Alamo Springs Café in Fredericksburg

Burger #4 Storm's Hamburgers

A quick stop at #4, Storm’s Restaurant

Burger #5 Reliable Whataburger

How many riders eat their #5, Whataburger, at the end of great day in the saddle.

Burger #6 Yankee's Tavern & Grill

A stop at the East Texas hangout, Yankee’s Tavern  & Grill in Carlos for the #6 burger.

Burger #7 The Butcher Shop

More than just burgers at #7, The Butcher Shop in Longview

Burger #8 Dippity's

#8 Dippity’s in Lumberton is indeed in a strip mall, but riders still dig the burgers here.

Burger #9 Andice General Store

Burger #9  Andice General Store in Florence really is a general store.

Burger #9 Andice General Store

Burger #9 at the Andice General Store in Florence.

Burger #10 Mel's Burger Joint

And wrapping up the TOP 10 is Mel’s Burger Joint in Copperas Cove, where there really is a Mel.

Our sincerest congratulations to Motorbike Mike! We hope it was as fun to do as the photos made it look.

 If you have quested or want to quest, then by all means take your best shot. Can you be a 10 BEST Burger Quest Champion? Heck, if you take some nice photos, we may even do an article about you.


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Top 10 Burger Quest Stops

  1. Horny Toad Bar & Grill
    319 North 3rd Street, Cranfills Gap •
    (254) 597-1100 • hornytoadbar.com
  2. Jucys Hamburgers
    816 West Marshall Avenue, Longview,
    (903) 753-8993 • 2701 North Eastman Road, Longview, (903) 758-9056 • 2003 Victory Drive, Marshall, (903) 923-8020 • 2330 East 5th Street, Tyler, (903) 597-0660 • jucyshamburgers.com
  3. Alamo Springs Café
    107 Alamo Road, Fredericksburg •
    (830) 990-8004 • alamospringscafe.com
  4. Storm’s Restaurants
    923 East Main Street, Hamilton,
    (254) 386-3143 • 201 North Key Avenue, Lampasas, (512) 556-6269 • 700 North
    Water Street, Burnet, (512) 756-7143 •
    14124 West FM 1431, Kingsland, (325)
    388-8899 • 1408 West FM 1431, Marble
    Falls, (830) 693-0012 • stormsrestaurants.com
  5. Whataburger Restaurants
    Everywhere, Texas • whataburger.com
  6. Yankee’s Tavern & Grill
    10328 FM 244, Carlos • (936) 873-3314 •
    yankeestavern.com
  7. The Butcher Shop
    102 Lehigh, off Spur 63, Longview •
    (903) 758-6066 • butchershopbakery.com
  8. Dippity’s
    900 South Main Street, # 948, Lumberton • (409) 755-3632
  9. Andice General Store
    6500 FM 970, Florence • (254) 793-3971
  10. Mel’s Burger Joint
    302 South 1st Street, Copperas Cove •
    (254) 542-4945

 

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