Houston’s Second Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens in Rice Village


Did you know Americans consume 13 billion hamburgers a year? That’s enough to circle the earth 32 times! Or how about that on average Americans eat 3 hamburgers a week? That’s a ton of burgers. Due to the massive consumption of the popular sandwich, it’s only right that Hopdoddy opened its Second location in Rice Village this month.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

“La Bandita” Black Bean-Corn Patty, Avocado, Goat Cheese Tillamook Pepper Jack, Arugula, Cilantro Pesto, Chipotle Mayo, White Onion, Beefsteak Tomato on Whole Wheat

Hopdoddy was birthed in Austin, Texas in 2010 by local restaurateurs Chuck Smith and Larry Perdido. They’ve since opened 18 other locations. Spreading their reach beyond just Texas, to Arizona, California, and Colorado. The Rice Village District here in Houston recently welcomed Hopdoddy’s Second location (5510 Morningside Dr.) earlier this month.

I’m a huge fan of burgers, especially the ones without beef. So when capturing the essence of a restaurants burgers, the meatless ones are what I’m after. Luckily, Hopdoddy offers an assortment of proteins for your dining pleasure. Diners can find beef, bison turkey, lamb, fish and bean burger options on their mouthwatering menu. In addition to the solid sandwiches at hopdoddy, their fries and milkshakes are legit too. Not interested in pairing your burger with those “kiddy” drinks? Hopdoddy also offers a full bar and specialty cocktails.

BURGERS & FRIES

While soaking up some sun on Hopdoddy’s massive front patio, and perusing the menu for veggie burgers I came across the “La Bandita” burger. It’s salivating description had me sold. A black bean-corn patty topped with avocado, goat cheese, arugula, cilantro pesto & chipotle mayo served on toasted whole wheat bun. When my burger arrived and I was shocked because it didn’t look like I had envisioned it.

As the first ingredient listed is “black bean,” one would easily assume the burger to be dark in color. Rather, a light shade of cerise would be the most accurate description of the patty. There is only one vegetable that produces that unique color when added to other ingredients; beets. Beets are not listed as an ingredient, but our server Arianna confirmed it.  My assumption for this ingredient not being listed among the rest would be appeal factor. Though the beets didn’t alter the flavor of the burger much, I could see the phrase “beet burger” being frowned upon.

“Let me reassure you, the La Bandita burger is too good to be looked over because of a couple of little ol’ beets. ” – Gristle & Gossip

Hopdoddy’s fries are stellar as well. I opted for the truffle fries, with a green chili queso sauce for dipping. First, let me just say that the green chili queso could easily stand alone on the menu. It was delicious. Almost good enough to swim in, and I’m bit jealous that my burger and fries weren’t granted the opportunity.

SHAKES

In addition to the burgers and fries, Hopdoddy has a couple mean milkshakes that I hear are worthy of a sip. Might I suggest you try “The Suicide”. Lovingly, named after Instagram influencer @ThatBoyAsad, it’s a mashup of their oreo cookie, caramel & sea salt, and Nutella & chocolate pretzel shake. Though I didn’t try it, it looked quite tempting.

VISIT

If you’re out and about in the city I highly suggest you stop in to Hopdoddy for great burgers, fries, shakes, cocktails and crafts. The Rice Village location has an excellent patio!

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 

5510 MORNINGSIDE DR STE 100
HOUSTON, TX 77005
NOW OPEN!
Open daily 11am – Midnight
(281) 557-2337

4444 WESTHEIMER RD STE H100
HOUSTON, TX 77027
Sun–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–11pm
Lots of parking in free garage behind iPic Theater!
(713) 227-2337

142 VINTAGE PARK BLVD STE A – Opens April 2017!
HOUSTON, TX 77070
COMING SOON!
(281) 554-2337
vintagepark@hopdoddy.com

 

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36 Comments

Amber R
Reply April 12, 2017

I rarely eat beef, but I do crave a good burger and would be interested in trying a Hopdaddy burger and maybe even swimming in some chilecon queso! Choose me to win a gift card!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for entering. The great thing about hopdoddy is their veggie and Tuna burgers are just as good as the beef!

Julia
Reply April 12, 2017

I would love to win this! Going to repost on my twitter! @bunnybaubles

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for entering Julia and for reposting. Means a ton.

Hank Lewis
Reply April 12, 2017

Hopdoddy is a fave of mine. Their Hoss Spicy Chicken sandwich is DA BOMB as is their Ahi tuna burger.

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for entering Hank. I appreciate your support. Good Luck.

Inga Marie Jolivet
Reply April 12, 2017

I saw the picture of the "La Bandita" Burger and read the description and was SOLD!! I can't wait to try Hopdoddy out. Psssstt, by the way I loovvveeee beets!!❤❤

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for entering Inga! Beets are the BUSINESS and the La Bandita is the CEO of said Business. LOL.. Good Luck

Becka
Reply April 12, 2017

Hi Renia! I love Hopdoddy's!! Especially their shakes!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Hi Becka! Thanks for entering. Their shakes looked so good. I hear a mash up with the nutella, red velvet and salted caramel is the way to go!

April
Reply April 12, 2017

Nom!! I love Hopdoddy. I had it in LA.

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for stopping by April. They are all over the place. Their 3rd location opens this month in Vintage Park.

Lizatte
Reply April 12, 2017

I love All your posts?? so glad I found you on IG -@locallifehouston

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Awww thanks so much Lizatte. That truly means a lot! Thanks for stopping by.. hope to see you around.

jackie pham
Reply April 12, 2017

I haven't been to Hopdoddy but I would love to! I heard such great things :)

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thanks for stopping by Jackie! It's a great place. Good Luck.

Gabrielle J.
Reply April 12, 2017

I am VERY happy they came to Houston. Great food and it's super awesome that it's locally sourced.

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    I'm happy they're here too! Local is always good!

AppetiteDeluxe
Reply April 12, 2017

II just had a baby I need to get out lol A burger and shake sounds good!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Congrats on your blessing. Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck!

Gabrielle J.
Reply April 12, 2017

They are so good. And now we have 2 locations!! Happy you were able to go and enjoy the awesomeness that is HopDoddy.

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Hey Gabrielle, They now have 3 in houston. The third opens this month in Vintage park. Thanks for stopping by.

Martha
Reply April 12, 2017

Omg & they have shakes. I can't wait to try this place.

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Yes Martha! And they have really unique options to choose from. Good Luck!

Nayab Bookwala
Reply April 12, 2017

Love their burgers and shakes!!!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Their burgers are bombtastic! Thanks for stopping by.

Jazz
Reply April 12, 2017

I love Hopdoddy and y'all are so generous to do this giveaway, Renia!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    LOL.. thanks Jazz. Glad you entered. Good Luck.

Stephanie Ogadi
Reply April 12, 2017

I follow your page for all the new places to eat out, as someone that always cooks Im actually interesred in going out to eat for once. Thank you for alwats posting reviews!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    Thank you for reading Stephanie. I appreciate you.

JENN with 2 Ns
Reply April 12, 2017

I love this place! Tried them last week and the chili con queso fries were amazing!!!!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    You are spot on about that Chili Con Queso. Thanks for stopping by Jenn!

Tirsa
Reply April 12, 2017

This looks so good!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    It was absolutely delish. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you subscribed!

Delfina M
Reply April 12, 2017

I heard their hot chicken sandwich is one of the best outside of Nashville!

    G&G
    Reply April 12, 2017

    That's a great note! Thanks for stopping by.

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