The Best Burger in Texas is Just Down the Road
FoodandWine.com came out with their list of the best burgers in every state and their best burger in the state of Texas is not too far from San Angelo.
The author of the list, David Landsel, says he has done extensive research on burgers over the years, and he considers the meat to be the most important part of a good burger.
Like a Texan waiting in line for barbecue, what I care about most these days is the meat. Is it good? Source high-quality beef, season and prepare it correctly, and I'm in. Put it on a really great bun, and we'll be friends forever. Hold all the toppings or condiments, at least until I know what kind of foundation we're standing on. Does anybody else feel me on this?
So, with that in mind, which burger does Landsel consider the best here in the Lone Star state? Well, it can be found out here in West Texas just to the southwest of Abilene.
Nearly 40 years have passed since Tom Perini decided to open a restaurant at Perini Ranch, out in Buffalo Gap, not far from Abilene. Pretty much since day one, connoisseurs have been going the distance (it's a long drive from most places) for some of the finest steaks in the country, grilled over mesquite coals. That is, unless they're after one of the country's most celebrated burgers: a half-pound of 100% ground chuck, perfectly seasoned, hand patted and grilled: the Ranch Burger comes with cheddar, grilled mushrooms, onions, and—not to steal New Mexico's thunder or anything—green chiles.
There you have it, the best burger in Texas is less than 90 minutes away from San Angelo at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap.
Did Lansel get it right? Is the best burger in Texas at the Perini Ranch? Do you think there is a better burger in Texas? Is it here in San Angelo? We would love to hear your burger thoughts and your burger opinions. Let us know on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.