by Steven Doyle photos by Steven Doyle
Recently we published a list of our ten favorite burgers in Dallas. The list included mostly mom and pop operations, some who have been in business for as long as 55 years. In the past few years Dallas has become a Mecca of burgers, which certainly cannot be a bad thing. We all love a good burger, and they are certainly fun to compare and contrast the flavors of beef, bun and oozing ingredients.
Yesterday we paid a visit to a new burger outlet that only recently opened for business in Richardson. Needless to say we loved what we found or you would not be reading this text today. Haystack Burgers and Barley is owned by couples Kevin and Jenny Galvan and Rob and Christine Wondoloski. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Narrowing down the very best burger in Dallas has always been a chore. The last time we tried to name the five best the list zoomed past five and slid into home base at twenty-five. Even at twenty-five we missed some burgers we adore. Then the list was tainted by time and the ravels of new burger joints opening across town.
Today marks another National Burger Day holiday (we officially recognize a pair of these holidays) which gives us yet another shot at plowing through a few burger filled weekends to bring a freshly appointed list. And this time we stopped at ten. No take backs until the next round of burger days appear on the calendar unless we make up another burger day like Hallmark makes up their special reasons for greeting cards (I am looking at you Quatro de Mayo and Decemberween). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It is fairly evident that Dallas loves a good burger. You no doubt have seen your share of terrific burger centric restaurants open in this area over the past few years with great success, and now might be the time you opened a spot of your very own. Burger 21 has six restaurants open in Florida and 18 franchised locations in development along the East Coast, and from experience, they make a really good product. The owners, who also run the Melting Pot franchise has their eyes set on Dallas as the next area for expansion. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Shady’s Burger Joint is opening next week in Richardson just a few doors down from one of our favorite hidden ice creameries, Sweet Firefly, which is located on Custer. The new restaurant will feature hand-formed certified angus beef patties on an eclectic menu of unique, locally crafted specialty burgers and sandwiches made fresh to order. Shady’s General Manager, Chris Harrelson, hopes the burger joint will become a gathering place for the neighborhood and beyond. Continue reading
by Mary Szefcyk
Smashburger, the Denver CO based fast causal concept, opens its eighth DFW location in Coppell, Texas today. To launch this opening Tait Lifto of Deep Ellum Brewery Co. and Tom Ryan, founder of Smashburger, recently sat down together (and even cooked together) collaborating their Burger Beer Pairing. As Lifto stated last night, “this isn’t just a beer with your burger, it’s a carefully researched paring list that will enhance the dining experience.” Continue reading
by Angela Hopkins
Rodeo Goat is an emerging hot spot in Fort Worth, your new favorite ice house is tucked in the midst of all new construction in the West 7th area. Unlock the cage and cruise through the cattle door dividing the parking lot and sand pebbled covered patio. Giggle at the indoor rodeo stall (used for private parties if requested). Cozy up to family style seating with bar tables accompanying tall cushioned bar stools; you know a little class spruces up the place? I liked it already.
Calling them just burgers does not seem to do this place justice. With components and toppings such as Fresno-aioli, hatch chilies, green olive tapenade, pineapple and plantains, a variety of condiments such as herb, roasted red pepper and a smoky, orange-mayo;,all made fresh in house daily along with the hand punched fries and or chips. Wowzzza. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Kenny Bower’s Frisco burger joint, aptly named Kenny’s Burger Joint, is not about the fancy. You won’t find any foie gras (snap!) but you will find some very good burgers, ribs and one bad ass Philly Cheesteak called the Steak Bomb.
With an homage to the Chris Rock scene in I’m Ginna Git You Sucka, where Rock orders a single rib, Bowers sells one rib for a dollar on Sunday nights. This would make Rock proud, but I seriously doubt that Bowers will sell a handful of soda for a dime. Continue reading