I used to go steady with a boy that made the very best barbeque in town. Oh man could that boy grill. Sometimes I think we should be friends just so I can come to his bbq’s (is that wrong?), but recently I called him Lieutenant Jackass so that may not happen soon. The first time he ever made me a burger I felt that I had never tasted a burger so good. Suddenly all prior burgers tasted like dust (sorry Grandpa). This very same boy claimed that the burgers at the new”ish” Black Star Beer Coop had a delightful burger. So if he says so, I am inclined to believe.
I should preface this by saying, I do like Black Star a lot. I LOVE the cider (crispen, the one with the burgundy label, try it) and I like the idea, the mission, and the menu in general. They procure some local meats, some local cheeses and I generally like the vibe in there (especially when it’s crowded so you can’t see how new and kind of sterile the decor is). So I went in with high hopes when I heard they had a GF bun. I haven’t had a burger in well over a year now.
Sadly, the bun was still cold and not quite defrosted. I could’ve sent it back, but I was too excited. I ordered medium-rare and it was more like medium-well. The point of writing reviews here though, is to remind myself and you GF’ers out there, where we can and cannot eat. And I must say, this awful bun ruined it for me. The fries are definitely worth a trip on there own, but I have to say: Black Star, I will not be eating your burgers again. Ugh.
If you have recommendations, please share. I continue my hunt for a delightful GF burger in Austin…