So the other day, I was driving up Houston Avenue from downtown and saw a ramshackle old building surrounded by police cars and I wished I knew what was going on. In fact, I was still thinking about what could have happened later that afternoon.
Then about a week later, I drove by the same building and there were another four or five police cars parked there. That’s when I noticed the sign on the side of the building advertising Houston’s Best Cheeseburger.
So mystery solved. The cops were all just getting a bite to eat. This place is just a few blocks from the Houston Police headquarters.
Good news = discovery of a new great burger place.
Bad news = no fascinating crime scene. But… maybe this is actually good news.
Anyway, I grabbed Whitney for lunch earlier this week and we went to Stanton’s to see if it really is the best cheeseburger in town.
Short answer: probably not the best. But very, very good.
We both ordered bacon cheeseburgers and split an order of fries. I have a major pet peeve about flimsy bacon on a burger. Stanton’s bacon was crunchy but not overcooked. The cheese was a regular slice of American, but there was nothing fancy about this burger, so smoked gouda would have been weird. It was just plain good. Also, the fries were extra-crispy, which I loved.
Don’t be put off by the appearance — its an old convenience store. But inside are some really great burgers and they’re worth the stop.
Stanton’s City Bites
1420 Edward Street, Houston, TX 77007