Houston hip-hop icon Bun B launches new burger pop-up at Tastemakers
One of Houston’s biggest food lovers is turning from avocado to designer. Hip-hop legend Bun B threw Trillium Burgers, he announced on Instagram.
The musician, activist and writer launched the concept at the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. Trill Burgers offers a thin, dinner-style cheeseburger that is cooked on a griddle for crispy edges. An enthusiastic crowd devoured the burgers so quickly that he was one of the first vendors of the night to run out of food.
To bring Trill Burgers to life, Bun B has teamed up with Californian restaurateur Andy Nguyen and the owners of Sticky’s Chicken, Patsy and Benson Vivares. Dubbed “the king of mash-ups in the food industry” by the Food Network, Nguyen is best known for Afters Ice Cream, a Southern California sensation with over 25 locations. Locally, Nguyen partnered with the Vivares siblings to transform their popular food truck into a successful brick and mortar restaurant.
Speaking on the concept at the awards show, Bun said that Trill Burgers’ next pop-up will be at Sticky’s Chicken in August with more events to follow. If all goes as planned, a permanent restaurant will open by the end of the year.
Other details, such as the sides and drinks that Trill Burgers will serve, are light. Hoping for crispy fries, onion rings and trillium milkshakes. CultureMap has contacted a representative from Trill Burgers and will update this article when we receive a response.