I had seen the quirky sign several times on our way to “chill” and do whatever in Waco or Austin. And yet, this burger joint was still not on my radar. I wanted to go there one day but this time, Magnolia Markets was on my mind.
Hey- Chip and Joanna are cool, and don’t say if you didn’t live in that area you wouldn’t go at some point. Plus the place is loaded with food trucks, which means everyone could get something different.
But when we went it was the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Needless to say, the place was packed! So I turned around in a car repair shop and asked my fellow teacher if she wanted to go somewhere else. She agreed it was a bit too packed and we were on a tight schedule (each having things that we had absolutely had to get done now that school was out). I told her, “Well, you know Waco better than me, so you pick.” She mentioned somewhere I didn’t hear but I eargerly said, “Let’s Go!”
I totally trust her. And for good reason… we ended up here:
Just off of Baylor University, this burger joint was as fun on the inside as it was on the outside.
My girls fit right in.
They ordered a unicorn shake, since they did not get to try the unicorn frappiccino. I had heard that the unicorn frappiccino was disgusting. This was not.
And I don’t know if you noticed in the picture but on the table next to the shake is the name Rachel Green. Please tell me you know who that is! (Hint: I’ll be there for you)
Anyways, this is how they call your order out. They have other cool names, like Chewbaca and other movie names. I have to say, they might have done it on purpose, they might not have but Rachel Green was the perfect name for my group. Three of my dear friends!
Nevaeh opted for the Western burger, topped with Jalapenos and fried onions.
Bre went way more simple with the All American meal. We all ate some of the fries. It was simple though, with bacon on a cheeseburger. Either I didn’t take pictures of mine and my teacher friend’s lunch or they have since been deleated.
She had the baby kale ceaser salad. She was so sweet and let me try a bite, it was delicious. I opted for a fattening Big Tex, complete with avocados and fried onions as well.
The girls and I opted for the typical hamburger but we coul have had variety of other exotic meats, such as vension, elk, and rabbit. Their condiments are all cut in store and even the ketcup, mustard, and mayo are made in house. They try to purchase everything locally but opt for sustainable over local. That gives them BIG bonus points in this sustainable food systems grad school student!
It’s not a wonder this place was on an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives (season 6, episode 4: A Burger, A Bowl and a Slice).
My verdict? Five out of Five. Go ahead, give them a shot. You might even see me there!