There is a lot of buzz in Lake Highlands surrounding the new burger joint that opened up this week, Burger Spot. After eating at the restaurant last night with my mother, Cindy, and girlfriend, Melanie, we all agreed that the place definitely lives up to the talk.

If you have not heard anything about it, the restaurant is on Skillman, between El Fenix, and the Tom Thumb. The first thing we noticed about the inside was the mural covering one of the walls. Painted was a view of Wildcat-Ram Stadium from the home parking lot, complete with the gigantic press box and all. Also pictured was grassy and flowered Flag Pole Hill. The restaurant is still very early in its development—the menu board has not yet been hung on the wall, but we were told that it will soon be up.

Burger Spot serves more than just burgers, even though we all ordered them.

They also have salads, beef tenderloin and chicken k-bobs, and chicken sandwiches. We ordered the combination French fry sampler, which was filled with their purple potato chips and original, Cajun, and sweet potato fries. These fries were thinly cut and delicious, although we could not tell much difference between the original and Cajun styles. The table agreed that the sweet potato reigned supreme over the others in the basket.

Something very unique about Burger Spot is that while you wait for your food, you are brought a fresh batch of popcorn to munch on. This was unexpected, but definitely enjoyed. Everybody loved what they ordered: my stuffed cheddar burger, my mom’s blue cheese bacon burger, and Melanie’s burger spots, (pictured) which are their take on hamburger “sliders”. The joint had two televisions turned on to CNN, but I can see the place turning on a football game and many neighborhood residents showing up to eat burgers and catch the game. The average hamburger here is between $6 and$7, and are well worth the money.

This Friday-Sunday only, to celebrate the NBA All Star Game, from 7 p.m. ‘til close, all burgers and salads will be 20% off. Also, high schoolers and college students will get their own day where they will receive special discounts as long as they bring their student ID (we’ll give you more on that as we get it).

We were told to become fans of the restaurant on facebook, where they will provide promotions daily.

Next time I feel like eating a hamburger and fries, I will definitely stay close to home and go back to the Burger Spot.

—Tyler Terrell is a senior at Lake Highlands High School. Check out more of his work on our Lake Highlands sports blog.