The University Draft House completed a multi-year urban renewal project transforming McAllen’s historic 1920s water plant into an architectural showpiece that reminds us of the Pearl, in San Antonio. Burgers are the curriculum here, and the syllabus includes sipping a craft beer or cocktail while enjoying live music and the breeze blowing over the lake. While the Hamburger 101 is great for traditionalists, we like to spice it up with the Hot for Teacher, with caramelized onion, avocado, and both habanero and serrano peppers.