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Old 06-09-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Never understood the CM hype either.

I haven't hit all the local or small chain burger joints, but I intend to eventually. So far I like Lord's Kitchen, Fatty Burgers, Cheesy Janes, Bob's Big Burgers, and Five Guys.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I stopped at the Carls JR. on 35 south in the truck stop. The Angus all star burger (something like that ) was suprisingly good. Maybe I was just extra hungry.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:26 PM
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Wow, I dogged Chris Madrid's in the burger thread and you would have thought I peed on the Alamo.

Glad to see others agree that it ain't all that.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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I've been dining at Chris Madrid's since it was Larry's Hot Dogs with Alpine Ice next door and it just doesn't get any better than a Macho Tostada for me.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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Wow, I dogged Chris Madrid's in the burger thread and you would have thought I peed on the Alamo.

Glad to see others agree that it ain't all that.
Thin greasy meat that, due to the quality, they refuse to cook rare or even medium rare is hardly anything to worship. They of course mask this, in true SA fashion, with mounds (if not pounds) of greasy cheese.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow, I dogged Chris Madrid's in the burger thread and you would have thought I peed on the Alamo.

Glad to see others agree that it ain't all that.
Trying to explain Chris Madrid's is akin to explaining Blanco Cafe to an out of towner.

Either it is spiritual moment that need not be explained or it is beyond explanation.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:05 AM
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Well, when I go out and pay for a meal, I would like for it to not only be spiritual, but taste good as well. The stars really don't need to align themselves for me to be satisfied. I'm not saying CM's tastes bad, per se, but I just don't understand the hype about it. They do a ton of business, so I'm sure somebody likes it, but I happen to think it's very over-rated. Now, 20 years ago, it was a really good burger.

They should also try a little harder to keep the stray, hungry dogs off their patio, in my opinion. That did not add to the spirituality of my meal whatsoever. Unless you count praying that the poor little guy would take my tossed burger chunk elsewhere to eat it, and hopefully find himself a home.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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I agree with sapphire. CM's SUCKS....there's nothing special about that burger at all. Best burger in town is at Bobby J's or 5 Guys.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:30 AM
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I also don't understand San Antonio's love affair with Earl Abel's and Tip Top, either. I know, blasphemy. Maybe it's a desire to hang on to what used to be? I don't know but I've been to both, done that, and thanks, but no thanks. Totally overrated.

Now I've really pissed a bunch of folks off.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I also don't understand San Antonio's love affair with Earl Abel's and Tip Top, either. I know, blasphemy. Maybe it's a desire to hang on to what used to be? I don't know but I've been to both, done that, and thanks, but no thanks. Totally overrated.

Now I've really pissed a bunch of folks off.
I'm with you on that one. I dont get the hype behind many of the "SA staple" restaurants. Then again, I am not much of a food snob. Food is food and some things you have to really try hard to screw up.
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