Denton Eats: LSA Burger Company

Denton Eats: LSA Burger Company

Denton Eats: LSA Burger Company
March 20
02:23 2014

Caitlyn Jones // Staff Writer

As soon as I walked under the neon sign emblazoned LSA Burger Company, I knew it was going to be a good time. Live country music blared from the rooftop bar above and the restaurant stays open until 2 a.m. on weekends, competing with the likes of every other bar on the Square.

Once inside, I was greeted by a sprawling, “Texafied” rendition of Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper.” Jesus could be seen enjoying a burger, presumably from LSA, and beer with Texas music legends both living dead, such as Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Friendly servers handed me a single-sheet laminated menu and told me I could sit on any of the three levels of the restaurant—rooftop bar included. Since it was cold outside, I opted for a second-level booth.

As I slid into the semi-comfortable red seat, I was surrounded by pictures of even more Texas icons and noticed the state of Texas, made up of guitars, hanging above the bar. It felt more like a restaurant suited for Austin instead of Denton.

It doesn’t have the drink selection that most bars do. It had a few craft beers like Fireman’s Ale in addition to the name-brand beers, but it did have a few reasonably priced cocktails. I had a tasty Texas Swirl margarita—the classic frozen margarita swirled with sangria. LSA isn’t the place to search for a large drink menu.

Finally, the time came to order food. I opted for “The Bohemian”— a spicy veggie patty topped with pepper jack cheese, fresh spinach, tomato, pickled red onions and mayonnaise. My friend got the “Georgie Boy”- a burger smothered with cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and was garnished with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles.

The menu proudly boasts that the “Georgie Boy” is “better than Ocean Front Property,” an ode to the country star it’s named after. We also split an order of garlic Parmesan hand-cut fries.

After about 10 minutes, our food was laid on silver trays in front of us. My burger was good but not amazing. The patty was made with spicy brown rice and black beans and kept falling apart. The fresh veggies made up for the patty, though.

My companion inhaled his burger, commenting on the bun being soft and the cheese perfectly melted. The burger was also cooked to perfection.

The garlic-Parmesan fries were out of this world. The cut of the fries wasn’t too thick and the garlic herbs and Parmesan cheese added an awesome twist. There was even a delicious house sauce that I can only guess was a ketchup-and-mayonnaise-based concoction.

When the bill came, it wasn’t heart wrenching. Both burgers were $6.50 and the fries were $4 for a quantity of more than enough for two to share. My Texas swirl was a little pricey at $7 for the portion –it came in a stemless cocktail glass. A regular soda or tea is available for  $1 with unlimited refills.

Generally, it was the decor that made LSA Burger Co. The location and the interior were both major pluses. The food was satisfying but not worthy of the title “best veggie burger I’ve ever had.”

I’ll have to take my friends word on his burger, though. He believed his food could compete with the best. The drinks were good but the prices were not. The cost of the food, however, was completely reasonable. A single person could go in and spend less than $10, not including the tip.

My experience at LSA Burger Co. turned out to be a good one. I’ll definitely be back to experience the rooftop bar on another warmer day. I’ll just be sure to have my drinks at Loophole first.

Rating (out of ten):

Atmosphere: 9

Service: 8

Food: 7

Drinks: 5

Price: 8

Overall: 7

Feature photo: The Bohemian, parmesan fries, and Georgie Boy are pictured below. All are delicious food options at LSA Burger Company, located on Hickory Street next to Beth Marie’s Ice Cream. Photo by Caitlyn Jones / Staff Writer 

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