Mad Girl Eats Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack in Houston


Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack, 5230 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX.

Located in Houston , this rockin’ burger spot is a hidden gem under the twists and turns of a freeway overpass. It is a funky Texas-proud shack specializing in burgers….buffalo burgers tp be exact. They offer mighty-fine beef as well.  After a long day on the road, I wanted something substantial with heft to it and a meaty beefy flavor.

Buffalo wasn’t new to me, so I went with my gut, and tastebuds. I ordered up some juicy hunks-o-beef, a Border Burger with some wake-me-up flavor and  a classic wonder, Bacon Cheeseburger.  A few moments later, I was in burger heaven. Thick, juicy, done to perfection…rare.  I hate an overcooked burger, and they did it up just fine.  Quality beef flavor, with the addition of melty Monterey Jack cheese and zesty picante sauce, the Border burger was outtabounds!  Plenty bacon and cheese layered on the beefy goodness of the Bacon Cheeseburger was a hit. Bubba’s Burgers.. big and brawny, just like Texas.

Hours:  Mon-Sat 11am-10pm,,  Sun 11am-8pm

Parking lot in front. Small dining area inside, dining outdoors on the porch available. As seen on the Hungry Detective on the Food Network.

4.75 out of 5  meaty tastes of Texas’ finest.

Mad Girl Eats Cafe Rolle, Sacramento


Café Rolle, 5357 H Street, Sacramento, CA.

Heading north on I-5 in northern California, it was time for a late lunch before heading into the Cascade mountains for the rest of the day…and night. Café Rolle in Sacramento was a perfect respite and exactly what I had in mind. A quiet little place with superior food, something refreshing that wouldn’t sit heavy on the stomach while riding in the car for eons, but would squelch huge hunger.

Chef William Rolle’s menu was filled with beautifully authentic French offerings, making choices difficult. When you have a French chef, who wouldn’t want to devour the entire menu?! Although it was lunchtime, I had to try one of the appetizers, so I opted for a luscious duck pate served with cornichons, whole-grain mustard and slices of French bread.

A hot sandwich and one cold would be excellent choices, both on crusty French baguettes….ooh la la. The Croque Lamb Monsieur Sandwich was filled with warm rich lamb, melted Gruyère cheese, and finished with garlic mayo, tomato and greens. Delicieux! It was a blistering hot day, so a cold no-muss-no-fuss sammie is what this chick needed. Order up for a simple Brie Sandwich. Fabulous brie cheese, juicy ripe tomato, tarragon mayo, walnut and spring greens. Uncomplicated, fresh, clean, satisfying. I could eat this sandwich every day. Magnifique!

Café Rolle is a treasure. Whether you’re living or playing in Sacramento or NoCal, or passing through on the Interstate….stop. Get yourself to Café Rolle. It’s a quaint French bistro that serves up big French flavor. Save room for the Crème Brulee!

As seen on Diners ,Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Parking available in small parking lot in front of café, or parking on side streets.

Hours: LUNCH Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, DINNER Wed-Fri 5:30p-7:30p. CLOSED SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY, MONDAY.

Cinq sur cinq (5 out of 5)  points of excellence.

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