Houston culinary influencer’s smash burgers pop up at favorite fine dining restaurant

One of Houston‘s most popular burger pop-ups will team up with one of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants this weekend. The following Burger Bodega the pop-up will take place on Saturday June 25 at Bludorn 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (807 Taft St.).

Started by food influencer Abbas Dhanani – who has over 100,000 followers on ICT Tac and more than 30,000 on instagram like houstoneatz – Burger Bodega serves a double patty cheeseburger topped with grilled onions, pickles and Dhanani’s signature “bodega sauce”. The project has been so successful that it will launch a full brick-and-mortar location on Washington Avenue in the coming months.

Bludorn’s chief owner, Aaron Bludorn, says he and Bludorn’s managing director, Cherif Mbodji, have become friends with Dhanani. The chef is also a well-known burger fan. Last year, he created a special burger for a weekend pop-up at Houston’s iconic burger joint, Lankford Grocery.

“I’m thrilled to see Abbas working his culinary magic at Bludorn and can’t wait for attendees to feast on his signature burger,” Bludorn said in a statement. “The one thing I know for sure is that everyone better be hungry.”

Not only do attendees have to be hungry for a burger; they should save room for dessert. Bludorn’s pastry chef Marie Riddle will serve ice cream flavors inspired by cookies and cream and peaches and cheesecake. Bludorn’s bar will be open to provide refreshments, which is especially important given that the event will take place on Bludorn’s terrace during the summer heat.

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