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Second Bar + Kitchen Serves Austin's Best Burger, According to Texas Monthly

Chronicle visited College RoadHouse

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Austin’s best burger comes from Second Bar + Kitchen, as Texas Monthly decided. The luscious Congress Burger is described lovingly:

The sumptuous blend of brisket and chuck comes nicely seasoned between a thatch of Gruyère and shallot confit. Making it extremely easy to customize are sides of leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and sweet pickles, not to mention two ramekins with sharp mustard and homemade ketchup.

Pro-tip: the publication suggests throwing caution to the wind by adding in either the seared foie gras or the pork belly. The rest of the unranked burger list includes Austin picks like Chicon and Central Standard.

For this week’s review, Chronicle’s Brandon Watson stumbles onto the Korean karaoke/bar/restaurant that is College RoadHouse, which upholds Austin’s "weird" vibe. There were strong boozy slushies, and Korean pop music videos, and perfect drinking food. While he and his companions couldn't partake in a full Korean fried chicken order, they did get chicken wings:

We thankfully opted to get the "x-tra hot & sweet" chile sauce on the side (most of us found it to be a bit too sweet), but the chicken itself was juicy and well-seasoned, and a last-minute order of buffalo sauce proved to be an amicable dipper.

Other recommendations include gizzards and kimchi.

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, Austin, TX (512) 686-8215

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 827-2750 Visit Website