Burger Party At A Wine Bar? If Nothing Else, The Grape Has a More Effective Happy Meal.
|All photos by Patrick Michels|
|This month's "it" burger.|
To honor their top-ranked burger joint, TexMo put on an intimate (read: crowded) party at The Grape yesterday around happy hour. The wine flowed about as easily as you'd imagine, and the kitchen turned out miniature versions of the burgers six at a time. The stacked burgers, dripping juices all over, made for unwieldy party grub, and made shooting photos that much more fun.
Jump for more shots from last night's affair, plus more on how The Grape's coping with their new fame.
|If Luscher wanted to talk wine Thursday night, it just wasn't happening.|
In fact, the first Sunday after No. 1 pick was been leaked, Luscher was amazed at the flood of burger scenesters who turned up. "I was like, W-T-F. I had to go to the store like three times," he says. "We just got creamed."
Now that they're finding ways to cope with the crowd, Luscher is hoping he can capitalize on the burger's popularity. "It's bringing in a lot of people that wouldn't normally come here," he says, "and if I can get a few of them on board with what we do here--that's great."