11207 W. Hardy Rd.
Big Burger V is one of those old-time, walk-up burger stands that I love. It's been in business for 40 years and appears to be a Mom and Pop and Sis and Sonny Boy business. And it's a very well-kept north side secret. I've never heard of it until recently but when I saw some pictures online I had to check it out.
I had the Jalapeno Cheeseburger basket which automatically comes with a double meat burger and about 8 ounces of fries of the frozen, crinkle variety, all for a very modest price. There was maybe a whole cup of lettuce and a half cup of chopped onions. Though the meat didn't add much flavor or juiciness - we're not talking certified Black Angus here - I had fixings dripping into my lap from the burst wrapper long before I was finished.
The business doesn't look 40 years old. Maybe the current building is newer or whatever but it's amazingly well-maintained and clean. And not only was the staff friendly, so were the other patrons. A grey-haired lady who may well have been coming since day one was one of the ones trying to get my attention when they were calling my order number and I was lost in something on XM.
ETA: I have since learned the business was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. It was closed for many months and re-opened in 2010 so, yes, the building is very new.
And an additional perk: driving up there I realized it wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say there's a taco truck on every corner in that part of town.