Talk about your little engine that could. Little Bitty Burger Barn Barn, 5503 Pinemont Ave., earned more than 25 percent of the votes when we asked readers to tell us who builds Houston’s best burger. Second and third place went to Tookie’s in Seabrook and homegrown chain Becks Prime, respectively.
More than 11,000 votes were cast and we had more than 200 write-ins and Tweet votes. Nearly 60 percent of the votes went to the top three finishers. Other burger spots in our poll included Bernie’s Burger Bus, Bubba's Texas Burger Shack, The Burger Guys, The Burger Palace, Christian's Tailgate, Hubcap Grill, Rockwell Tavern, Roznovsky's and Sam’s Burgers, Fries and Pies. Pappy’s Grill and Prince's were the top write-ins.
The winner of the $100 gift card for “best burger review” goes to Twitter user @DontFollowVal. The epic review of Hubcap Grill can be found in its entirety online at 29-95.com/restaurants. Here is a sample:
“One thing I can say about Hubcap Grill is that it prides itself on fresh ingredients and making sure your burger standards are met. The staff is friendly (hey, Ricky’s Mom & Dad!!) and welcoming. I respect the owner, Ricky, for his passion and hard work. You can see him at any given time talking to customers and tidying up the place. Ricky gets a lot of criticism for how he responds to negative feedback from trolls. That’s because he puts his heart and soul into Hubcap Grill.”