Hawx Burger Bar
This second location for locally owned Hawx (always a contender in the best-burger surveys) has, of course, the ultimate burger menu, a sports bar and live music, a pool table, a splashy cocktail menu, and lots of screens. Set in the Stone Oak medical center area, it draws lots of post-shift med techs for dinner and drinks, along with an expanding neighborhood clientele. The burgers are delicious and a bit daunting. The most popular, according to our friendly waitress, is the Norteño, a massive construction of Angus chuck with sliced ham, thick bacon, cheddar and Oaxaca cheese, grilled onions and jalapeños, chipotle aioli, lettuce and tomato. Sweet potato fries are quite salty and spicy but make a good foil for the rich burgers. All in all a good meal, but the front-of-house staffing seemed a bit slim for the size of operation.
City: San Antonio