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Do Phony Restaurants Taste Better? (Contest)

by Steven Doyle

Time reminds us that restaurants have become ever more popular in television as in real life, so we decided to think of as many fake restaurants that we could come up with that have been featured on television or a movie.  For the older crowd maybe the first you can think of was when Aunt Bee pulled out $400 from savings to open Bee’s Restaurant on the Andy Griffith Show.  Or a few generations later perhaps Arnold’s Drive In run by the future Mr. Miyagi on Happy Days.

Whatever your age or proclivity for television, we can almost bet that there is a fake restaurant in the midst.  Are we right Jerry Seinfeld (Monk’s)? Continue reading

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A Trip To Square Burger In McKinney

by Steven Doyle

What do you do with a chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy, worked at Spago, Abacus, Five Sixty and numerous other spots of similar caliber? Some might say have the chef move to McKinney and open a café that sells  great burgers and beer. That is the case with chef Craig Brundege who operates Square Burger in McKinney.

Square Burger has been running strong for over four years offering their power-house line up of great burgers and daily specials that will often include fresh fish and pastas. But what drives us 30 miles up I75 to downtown McKinney from the inner-workings of Dallas are those haunting burgers.   Continue reading

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Pappy Makes A Great Burger

DSC06488by Steven Doyle

It might make for a better story if Pappy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger, Inc was run by Pappy O’Daniel. I envision the rotund man sweeping the crumbs off the floor while whistling a few Soggy Bottom Boy’s tunes. In actuality, the owner does look a bit like O’Daniel, only taller. But that is where the fictional character and the burgermeister part company. The Dallas restaurant located on Mockingbird, very near Love Field Airport, jets out some mighty fine burgers along with a selection of home cooked dinner plates such as catfish and meatloaf. This is a Blue Plate heaven.

Give yourself an excuse to pass through the industrial neighborhood and discover a slice of old fashioned goodness on a plate. Be sure to order the fries since these hand cut babies are simple and delicious. The fries are worth the trip alone, but you will want to stay for the burger.   Continue reading

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We Checked Out Primebar’s $5 Burger Wednesday

by Steven Doyle

The love affair in Dallas continues with one of its favorite mistresses, the burger. Sure, Dallas is still seeing others like the taco. But Dallas dismissed FroYo and that little sweetheart, cupcake. Fickle and faddish sure, but Dallas’ main squeeze is still the gorgeous burger.

There are plenty of burger options rolling through Dallas. Some of our favorites can cost just a few dollars, and  some of the best are in excess of ten bucks. Last week we heard about a special burger at Primebar and we promised to investigate. But the story was not just that Primebar had a delicious burger, but that on Wednesdays the burger cost just five dollars all day. This past Wednesday we ate every one they had to offer.        Continue reading

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Meers Makes The Biggest, Baddest Burger

by Steven Doyle

When I was just a tween I was wrangled in on a camping trip with a group of friends to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. There I took in my first snipe hunt, although I think we were just old enough not to fall for this bit and it backfired on the only adult that was with us that weekend.

It was a memorable weekend of nudging buffalo and roasting hot dogs and freshly caught snipe by the fire. We visited Fort Sill, and I remember being so moved by the cell which held the famous Apache warrior Geronimo. The small cell had a deeply worn crevasse where he had paced the floor millions of times.    Continue reading

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Discovery Zone: Mac and Cheese Burger at 303 Grill

DSC09649by Steven Doyle

We have written plenty of burger stories in the past, and have penned a few top burger lists for the Dallas area. It seems these lists are outdated as quickly as they are posted, but that is what make this whole thing fun. You never really find the ultimate burger, but rather journey through pastured beef and freshly baked buns. Face it, we are all simply beef tourists.

This past weekend I stumbled upon another incredible burger that at first horrified me, but after a large chomp I was convinced I found something uniquely delicious. The Mac and Cheese Burger at 303 Grill in Oak Cliff should be knighted, or at least given an MBE.    Continue reading

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New Fry Burger Is A Yawner

fry burgerby Steven Doyle

While most fast food restaurants are enticing customers with meaty bacon slices and pretzel buns, number three ranked Burger King is attempting to woo you with four French fries. The burger chain announced today that they are now offering a buck burger which consists of a meat patty, a bun and four fries. This is the type of innovation that will forever keep the King in third place.

On a happier note, you can get this burger delivered.

 

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