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Bun B's Trill Burgers Is Back with Two Houston-Area Pop-Ups

After being crowned the “Best Burgers in America,” Trill Burgers is headed home.

By Shelby Stewart August 11, 2022

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Bun B have joined forces for a Trill Burgers pop-up. 

Image: Marco Torres

 

We’ve chronicled Bun B’s rapid success with Trill Burgers, which he seems to be able to sell in copious quantities to anyone, anywhere. Now that he and his Trill Burgers co-owners Nick Scurfield and Andy Nguyen have gained national acclaim with their massive win in Good Morning America’s “Best Burgers in America” competition, the Trill emcee is headed back to the Lone Star State to spread more of his trill flavor. 

On Monday, Trill Burgers announced that it will host two Houston-area pop ups this month, both open to the public. 

The coveted smashburgers will first be available at 8th Wonder Brewery on Sunday, August 14. This isn’t the first time Bun B has worked with the local brewery: the pair previously collaborated to create two “trill-inspired” drinks—the Trillionaire Watermelon Herbal Seltzer and the limited-release Brew GK Apple Kölsch. Additionally, 8th Wonder and Trill Burgers teamed up in November of last year to host a food truck pop-up event to raise money for families affected by the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. 

The second new Trill Burgers pop-up will roll around toward the end of the month, in front of Houston City Hall, on Sunday, August 28. This pop-up  will celebrate “Bun B Day,” first declared by former mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston on August 30, 2011. For the event, Bun B is inviting some of his favorite food trucks out to serve the city alongside Trill Burgers.

For both events, Trill Burgers will present their three signature offerings: the OG Trill Burger, the Grilled Onion Burger, and the Vegan Smashburger, all served with a side of seasoned fries. Be sure to plan ahead if you’re planning on attending; the burgers will be for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

The two pop-ups mark the first time Trill Burgers is back in Houston after its nationwide tour. In addition to Bun B’s GMA victory, the rapper has been on the road promoting the burgers at music festivals like Coachella and Rolling Loud, with his most recent appearance at LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells festival in Queens, NY, where Bun B hosted his first-ever Trill Mealz Food Court, with Trill Burgers as the festival’s anchor.  

While their return to the city is exciting, the pop-ups are just a little something to hold Houstonians over until the trio behind the phenomenon open Trill Burgers’ first brick-and-mortar in the city, date and location still to be announced. But it can’t come too soon.

Catch the Trill

8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas St, Aug 14, noon–6 p.m

Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Aug 28, 3–7 p.m. 

For more information on Trill Burgers, visit the website. 



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