Your Austin Burger for Every Mood | The Austinot

October 30, 2014 | Adrienne Purdue


There’s no shortage of meat in this town. And while I do fancy a good steak or a BBQ feast, there’s nothing better than a cheeseburger to satisfy my meat tooth. Narrowing down the burger joint choices in Austin can cause some unwanted anxiety, though. I think I found the solution: letting my mood dictate the burger.

Smug = Jacoby’s

Admit it. You love to brag about living in Austin to your Facebook friends. So when they come to visit, go into full peacocking mode by taking them to the newest, must-visit hotspot:Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile.

The menu is short, polished and perfected. The sole burger on the menu is the Half Pound Cheeseburger with Hand-cut Fries. And oh, is it impressive. The beef that goes into the burger comes from healthy, happy cattle raised by the Jacobys on their family ranch. It’s an uncomplicated burger that relies on flavorful, tender and juicy meat. Minimal accoutrements needed. Honestly, you could even skip the cheese – it gets overshadowed by the real star of this meal: the beef.


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