Burger Bonanza

Beefy bites from Austin's newest joints

Spec's

4978 U.S. 290 W., 366-8260
www.specsonline.com
Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm

This is for folks who like their burgers big, moist, and loaded with stuff. The grilled-onion, cheddar, and bacon burger ($4.99; add a scoop of chili for 50 cents) is a messy sandwich that will have you grabbing for extra napkins. The burger is huge – in the half-pound range – and lean doesn't seem to be a word that's in the Spec's vocabulary. It comes with mayo and mustard hidden among the layers, and the bacon is thick-cut, crispy, and maple-flavored. Even the bread is yummy. Despite all the delicious food on the plate, I kept going back to that crispy pickle on the side, with the tart flavor and snappy texture you always hope for and seldom find. Since it is in a liquor store, no one under 21 years of age is served unless accompanied by their legal guardian. – Wes Marshall

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