Black Garlic Food Truck: Bernie’s Backyard, Spring TX

September 6, 2016 at 10:48 am (American, Burgers, Travel, USA) (, , , , , , , )

Between Melbourne’s burger fetish and moving the the US, we’ve had some good burgers over the past couple of years, possibly a few too many according to my denim meter.  So given the (one could argue) over-saturation of excellent options, what is it that really distinguishes one from another?

Within the diaspora of burger joints, there is the contingent that markets their fare on the merits of wholesomeness bu,t by and large, the burgers that draw our attention are more likely to be gracing our #foodcoma than #cleaneating feeds.  And at the far end of this spectrum is Black Garlic.  Case in point – the Scorpion.  A 1/2 pound all-beef pattie on a grilled challah bun, piled high with roasted peppers, avocado, smokey bacon, havarti cheese, balsamic and slathered in togarashi aioli.  It’s gloriously composed and manages valiantly to remain so while you chow down.  The challah bun is genius, the lightly sweet, chewy,  enriched pastry a brilliant match for an umami-charged filling.

As all burger connoisseurs will attest to, fries can make or break a burger and Black Garlic has this part of the equation sorted.  Definitely go for the upgrade to chimy fries, tossed in fragrant herb oil, which are worth living with garlic breath for the next few days.


Black Garlic source their organic ingredients from local farms and suppliers, so you can feel good feeding your belly with wholesome stuff and supporting sustainable producers.  The difference this makes to their wares is clearest in the flavor and texture of the hand-ground beef patties, and it’s obviously appreciated, judging from the 45 minute wait at Bernie’s Backyard where we tracked these guys down in Spring, Texas.  Check out their website at for times and locations – just take care driving home afterwards as a Black Garlic meal is well deserving of that #foodcoma hashtag.





Black Garlic At Bernie's Backyard Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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