Lucky Burger

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Pit Fire Closes Hinze's Bar-B-Que in Wharton

    It was a sad day in Wharton on Monday, August 4, when 40-year-old Hinze's Bar-B-Que burned to the ground as a result of a pit fire. The Houston Chronicle reports that the fire occurred during the evening around 7 o'clock; no injuries were reported. Hinze's was a favorite of many Houstonians and thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Closures & Confusion in The Heights

    The Heights just couldn't catch a break this week. City Oven, located at 2802 White Oak, took down its signage and began clearing out the restaurant on Sunday, July 20. City Oven was owned by HUSA Management, Inc., who also owns Local Pour, Baker Street Pub & Grill in Rice Village, Watson's House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Fluffernutters Are Coming to Midtown

    The Owl Bar at 3200 Kirby will close after the weekend of July 26. The Upper Kirby bar won't be gone for long though; there are plans to reopen The Owl Bar at 2221 West Alabama sometime during the fall of this year. For three days (July 24-26), The Owl Bar will have a "closeout" weekend to get rid o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Lucky Burger Says Goodbye After 40 Years & Siphon Coffee Finally Opens

    Swamplot broke the news this week that Lucky Burger at 1601 Richmond Avenue will close on Saturday, May 31. Now that the burger joint's lease is up, the restaurant will turn off the lights after 40 years of operation. But, if you want to take a piece of the restaurant home with you, especially if it ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 16, 2014

    Tipping in Restaurants Reaches a Tipping Point

    Will 2014 be the year it's abolished?

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Top 5 Mozzarella Sticks To Try in Houston

    I have trouble seeing how anyone could not want to embrace breading and deep-frying a stick of cheese (especially in Texas), yet strangely I've found my all-time favorite appetizer is not as popular in Houston as I would expect. I know we have our loyalties to chips and queso, but there's room in o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Ryan Lachaine, Lyle Bent and Victoria Dearmond

    With the proliferation of open kitchens in Houston, it's hard to ignore the chefs who are actually making the food. Nowhere is that more true than at Underbelly, where food enthusiasts can literally spend the evening watching all the action going on in the kitchen. At one point during the night, you ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Where to Eat During Lent 2013: 40 Days of Meatless Meals, Vegetables & Fish

    Lenten season is upon us. Many people have decided to give up something that they love in their lives, and most of the time that something ends up being food or drink. I'm talking about beer, chocolate, candy, coffee and meat. Devout Catholics also abstain from meat throughout the Lent season, so, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    "The language used in some of these violations is troublingly oblique, Christopher."​Back to the old style this week, where inspectors check out dozens and dozens of places, but hand out next to nothing in the way of citations or closures. The only place to get cited was also temporarily clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Openings & Closings: September 2011

    Mezzanotte owner Gerry Sarmiento released the above video on his website late last month to give diners a preview of his new restaurant, Piqueo, which is scheduled to open in the middle of next month. Like Mezzanotte, Piqueo will also be in Cypress -- right next door, in fact. "It's going to make i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Fish Sandwich Fridays: Barnaby's

    ​In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I will be reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Sorry, Mickey D's fans: no Filet-o-Fish. Feel free to send in your suggestions even if you're not a Fish Eater with a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Fish Sandwich Fridays: Lucky Burger

    ​In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I will be reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Sorry, Mickey D's fans: no Filet-o-Fish. Feel free to send in your suggestions even if you're not a Fish Eater with a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Double Cheeseburger and Fried Mushrooms at Lucky Burger

    ​The prospect of getting decent Chinese and American food all in one place initially drew me to Lucky Burger. (Hey, I'm all for fusion cuisine.) The colorful fa├žade also reminded me of Austin, which I have been missing lately, even though my heart now belongs in Houston. I ordered my usual ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Double Cheeseburger at Southwell's Hamburger Grill

    ​It's amazing how many burger places are closed on Sundays. I learned this fact recently when, at the end of the weekend, I was craving a cheap, greasy burger and began perusing the websites of Bellaire Burger Broiler, Lucky Burger, and a few other establishments. With my first, second, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    God, there could be anything in there. You first. No, please, we insist. Let us know if it's filled with spiders, because that means we're having that stupid nightmare again.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we've built a little fort out of our vast stockpil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Mysteries of Lucky Burger

    ​The manager at Lucky Burger, at 1601 Richmond, doesn't know why the greasy spoon she runs looks like a giant blue pickle barrel, or why it was built that way (painted orange) when it opened under its original owners in 1975. But the shop -- with its thin lunch counter facing an unremarkable ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006
  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Riding Out a Dot-com Downturn

    Nobody's getting paid. There are no investors left. The rent money is running out. But George Molho and company are hanging on, hoping that with a good product and just a little luck they'll strike it rich.