LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JULY 2016 - Page 21

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE HOPDODDY CUISINE: Craft burgers + beer 4444 Westheimer Rd., Ste. H100 | 713.227.2337 | www.hopdoddy.com | Daily 11am–10pm Photography by Hopdoddy Believe. All. The. Hype. The daily line outside this eatery is legit and if you call yourself a foodie, get in it. (Full disclosure: We did snag a media reservation and got to skip that line and I almost wish we didn’t – because Hopdoddy is so good that I will have to wait in that line one day very, very soon.) It’s not just about the burgers here; the same care, attention to detail and deliberate thought goes into the cocktails, desserts, sides and beer. A reputation that was cultivated in Austin in 2010 has spread to 14 locations across the nation. Let’s talk about the burgers. The beef comes from humanely raised cows using the freshest, all-natural ingredients available. You won’t find any growth hormones or antibiotics in your meat, which is ground in-house every day. The bread is perfection because it’s made from scratch in-house, all day. The sauces you can smother your burger in or dip the fries in are all made in-house too. The fries are on point. They aren’t your champagne and fry variety. These are the right accompaniment for a burger fry. Hand-cut from Kennebec potatoes, yup, daily. For the non-meat eaters, La Bandita steals the show with its black bean corn patty, avocado, goat cheese, arugula, cilantro pesto, chipotle mayo and veggies on