Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle discs to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet burgers, drinks, and more at either of Gourmet Burger Grill's two locations on US Highway 281 or Huebner Road.
A menu stocked with savory gourmet burgers greets guests at Gourmet Burger Grill, whose palatable patties helped lasso My San Antonio's 2007 Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Restaurant. Appetize your stomach parts with a big serving of beer-battered onion rings ($5.59) in preparation for the main attraction—fire-grilled half-pound burgers served on artisan rolls and topped with tomato, red onion, pickle, and the manly satisfaction that comes from consuming a slab of meat or out-drinking Ernest Hemingway. Go for the classic hamburger model ($6.99) or a cheeseburger with monterey jack ($7.99), or opt for one of the specialty items, such as the crab-cake burger, a pan-seared crab patty styled with lemon remoulade ($10.59). Burger barons can always construct their own lavish villas of beef from 12 cheeses, including goat cheese and smoked gouda ($1 each), 26 toppings, and freshly prepared sauces, such as basil-pesto aioli ($0.50) and turkey chili ($1.50). Guests can imbibe fresh iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened), IBC root beer, and fountain drinks (all $1.99) while snacking on cheesecake ($5.99) or the bittersweet memory of teenage love for dessert.
This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
Texas Monthly named Gourmet Burger Grill’s classic hamburger as one of the 50 best burgers in Texas. San Antonio Express-News readers named it one of the best new restaurants in 2007. Citysearchers gave the restaurant the Best of Citysearch award in 2009 for its hamburgers. Seventy-eight percent of more than 400 Urbanspooners recommend it, and about 670 Facebookers are fans.
- The five mini-burgers in a basket isn't quite an original concept, as Gourmet Burger Grill owner Jorge Cosio admits. Buckets of little bitty burgers were popularized long ago by places such as White Castle. But the difference at Gourmet is that the burgers are beef, chicken, turkey, crab cake and lamb, plus a choice of sauce. That difference is what put Gourmet at the top of the list of Readers' Choice for best New Restaurant. – Bonnie Walker, San Antonio Express-News