SAN ANTONIO, Texas – In the northwest neighborhood of Keystone, you’ll find a fine establishment run by one of San Antonio’s finest.
Daniel Uranga bought this burger business back in 2011, and he’s continuing its carnivorous cause after giving it a more appropriate name for the police patrolman.
“This was like the north side of San Antonio back in the 30s, so it’s always been a hamburger beer joint,” Daniel explained.
Being a sixth generation Texan, Dan loves his beef along with a smorgasbord of things like God, country, rock n’ roll, and living the American dream. But that’s not all this law enforcement officer likes. In fact, you might say Daniel Uranga is a complicated man. With Hispanic heritage, a love for the Irish, and an affinity for Italian food, Daniel is anything but plain.
With such a wide array of interests, you might be wondering where this restaurant owner got the nick name displayed in the restaurant’s name, Danny Boy.
“That was the name that was given to me by my first grade teacher, Mrs. Harold at Woodlot Elementary School,” Daniel informed us. “There’s her picture up there. That’s Danny Boy up there. She would call me Danny Boy, and it kind of stuck.
Being a full time police officer, Danny is only able to open his burger business at night. No matter which hat Daniel is wearing, some parts of his regular job that sticks with him, like keeping his firearm by his side.
“It’s just part of being a policeman,” Daniel said. “It’s like having your wallet on you. You never go anywhere without it.”
Well, we never go anywhere without knowing where the best burger is, so our boy Danny got things started on an offering as big as the Emerald Isle, the double bacon cheeseburger.
Dan starts off with two half pound patties that are seasoned and grilled. Bacon and a buttered bun are also added.
“This is the way my mom used to prepare them,” Daniel said.
Mayo and mustard are added and the burger gets some white cheese. Once the cheese is melted, Danny puts his masterpiece together. Typical toppings are added. We end things with some extra veggies, and just like that this simple burger is ready to be devoured.
With the cooking complete it’s time to eat and check out the burger Officer Daniel has prepared for us. So, does this burger have an arresting flavor? There’s only one way to find out, and fortunately you don’t have to go to the pokey.
It’s safe to say Dan takes the serving part in the servant protect to a whole new level. This burger, though simple, had us chained after just one bite. When it comes to tasty burgers in San Antonio, I have to plea the fifth on this one.
“Any other burger joint, they don’t got nothing on Danny Boy’s. For real, they don’t,” Roland, a Danny Boy’s Hamburgers regular, says.
Just follow the rainbow to the Alamo City where you’ll find a little pot of gold called Danny Boy’s Hamburgers serving up grub that’s well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List.
“I give all the credit to being a police officer. Without being a police officer, I wouldn’t have this place. There’s just no way. All the thanks goes to my job as a police officer serving the citizens of San Antonio.”