New to the Austin food scene is Twisted Root Burger Co., which has set up shop just outside the campus of the University of Texas. The company, which specializes in you-know-what, has immediately become a popular joint that rivals other burger places in the area, such as Hopdoddy Burger Bar. To try something new and to mix up your usual go-to place for burgers, check out this fun and exciting Austin favorite.

The Favorite Burgers

While you can create your own burger, Twisted Root has compiled a list of some of its personal favorites for patrons to choose from. From the list, there are certainly a few standouts, including the Enough Said burger with aged cheddar, bacon ranch sauce, and potato chips; the Wing Style burger with blue cheese and tangy buffalo sauce; the Spicy Goat with chipotle sauce, goat cheese, and bacon; and the Sexy Hawaiian, which has jalapeño jack cheese, teriyaki sauce, pineapple, and prosciutto.

The Build-Your-Own Experience

If you’re an innovative individual that loves the art of experimenting with your own creations, you’ll love the build-your-own menu at Twisted Root. The first step involves picking a patty (choose between game meat, buffalo, hotdog, black bean, turkey, or hamburger), the second step focuses on choosing a bun (sesame, whole wheat, gluten free, pretzel, poppyseed hotdog bun). Then things really get crazy, because now’s the time when you get to choose from 29 different toppings. Topping choices range from multiple cheese options, all the classic veggie toppings (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, etc.), chili, eggs, bacon, a bunch of different sauces, sauerkraut, and even peanut butter!

More than Just Burgers and Hotdogs

In addition to all of the delicious burger options, you can find some greasy and perfectly satisfying fried foods too, like chili, nacho cheese, bacon, and jalapeño fries as well as fried green beans and sweet potato chips, to name a few. If you’re a healthier person, they also have a few salad options to choose from. Also, if you’re eating with little ones, the have a kids’ menu with some yummy kid-friendly options, too.

Most importantly though (along with the burgers!) is the fact that Twisted Root Burger Co. has custard shakes and adult shakes! The Hershey’s chocolate shake is absolutely amazing, as is the peanut butter and brownie shake. If you’d like a shake with a little alcohol in it, opt for the Wedding Cake with vanilla vodka, frangelico, and pineapple juice, or try the Cookies and Cream with amaretto and Oreos.

Patio: check. Wi-Fi: check. Dogs OK: check.

Finally, we love this place because it has everything that a college student, businessman, pet-owner, or mom would love. With a dog-friendly patio that’s cute and clean, wi-fi that’s fast and reliable, and options on the menu that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, this place is the perfect go-to. While it’s not the cheapest dive bar around (did we mention there’s a full bar and a happy hour?), it one of the most fun in Austin, and certainly deserves recognition for one with some of the best burgers!