CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – When it comes to finding the best burgers in the Lone Star State sometimes you have to look in places you wouldn’t expect, like a desolate trailer park on the outskirts of a South Texas town.
Once we found this trailer know for terrific food, we didn’t wait one hot minute to get a burger birthed out of brotherly love.
Jacob and Jason Rodriguez are, you guessed it twins. Since 1979, these brothers have always been there for each other. From their high school days in Carrizo Springs, to playing football together in Kingsville, and now owning a business back home. The brothers are close and have their parents to thank for that.
“Our parents busted their butt for us, so it was good,” Jacob explained.
Their parents’ commitment to each other taught these two a terrific lesson. The brothers are so close in fact; they wear the same right in honor of their connection to their faith and their fraternity.
“You have to have not only faith in each other, but faith in whoever it is that you look up to,” Jacob said. “When you have that good foundation at home I think the sky is the limit.”
The duo known as Double Trouble also makes darn good food in Dimmit County. Baked potatoes and burgers are their specialty, and that’s something a bit different from what you’d normally find here. When you look at restaurants in Carrizo Springs, the offerings are pretty limited.
“It’s either you eat Mexican food or you eat Mexican food,” Jason informed us. “So I think we bring a little bit of variety.”
So, what’s the most popular burger at this unique little joint packing double the trouble? The answer may not surprise you.
“Our most popular is our double trouble burger, and it’s our double meat, double cheese with bacon,” Jacob said. “It will put you to sleep.”
With all the driving we do, we were ready for a nap, so Jacob got things cooking.
“I try to keep my food simple to where people go back to just fresh food,” Jacob said. “Just nothing too complicated and throwing all kinds of stuff into it.”
Two 1/3 pound patties topped with salt and pepper got the trouble started in the kitchen. The buns were toasted, bacon placed on the grill, and in came the cheese. The double was stacked, the typical Texas Toppings garnished, and just like that the double trouble was done and it was time to eat.
The smell can be probably be sensed all over South Texas. This burger just emits that incredible bacon cheeseburger flavor that I’m sure is traveling down 277 all the way to Eagle Pass for people looking for a bite to eat.
We don’t drive all over Texas just to get smells of these big old burgers; we want a taste. After taking a double take on our bite, we doubled down. Double the patties, double the fun, nothing goes down like a Double Trouble burger here in the South Texas sun.