Five Great Burgers

The To-Do List:

Five Divine Desserts

Five Mexican Breakfasts

Five Outstanding Noodle Bowls

Five Crafty Cocktails

Five Veggie-licious Dishes

Five Superior Sausages

Five Romantic Dining Spots

Austin Land & Cattle Company

Made from steak trimmings, beautifully seasoned, and over-the-top-perfect when topped with bacon and cheddar cheese.

Austin Land & Cattle Company (location page)
1205 N. Lamar, 512/472-1813
alcsteaks.com/

Cuban Sandwich Cafe

The El Cubanito burger is a two-fisted, succulent, towering stack of burger, lechón roast pork, ham, bacon, and two different cheeses, and it's only $7.75, with fries.

Cuban Sandwich Cafe (location page)
1804 Briarcliff, 512/501-6651
cubansandwichcafe.webs.com/

Roaring Fork

The "Big Ass" burger here is the granddaddy of the Llano Poblano burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar – and you don't have to stand in line.

Roaring Fork (location page)
701 Congress, 512/583-0000
www.roaringfork.com

Spec's

The bleu-bacon burger, or the bacon, grilled onion, and cheddar burger – you can't go wrong with either. Flame-grilled and perfectly cooked, with tots on the side.

Spec's (location page)
4970 W. U.S. 290 SVC Rd
www.specsonline.com/

Sputnik

The Altered Beast burger is a handmade burger with cheese, grilled onions, and a secret sauce enlivened by Sputnik's badass, house-made bacon.

Sputnik (location page)
1300 E. Sixth, 512/628-1250
www.sputnik-austin.com