Tuesday, January 06, 2009

P. Terry's coming to Central Austin

I was disappointed to see the original location of Hill-Bert's Burgers on N. Lamar meet the wrecking ball late last year. Not only did Hill-Bert's serve above average (if not stellar) burgers, it was located in a vintage former Burger Chef. Now that most of the first wave of disposable fast-food architecture has been disposed of, I think we should preserve what's left as cautionary tales and/or totems of kitsch.

However, yesterday's Austinist report that P. Terry's is opening a second location at the Hill-bert's site more than ameliorates my initial dismay. I love P. Terry's burgers and absolutely lust for their french fries. In terms of quality and value for the money, I don't think there's a better burger/fries combo in town. The new P. Terry's will have both indoor and outdoor seating. Architect Michael Hsu's design incorporates some of the Googie elements of the demolished Burger Chef building, so it won't look boring, either.

It'll be nice to get P. Terry's north of the river, but having them within walking distance of where I work could prove to be too close for comfort.


Melanie said...

but have you tried 5 guys? I much prefer their burgers to p. terry's. good fries, too.

Greg said...

Five Guys is good, but I think they're too pricey for what you get. Dig the free goobers, though.