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A Burger We Miss: Prince of Hamburgers


In the early 1920’s few people knew what a hamburger was. This is when Doug Prince discovered the hamburger for himself at the State Fair of Texas and decided to make it his life. He opened a small little “drive in” on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. A virtual one man show. He would come out to the car, take your order, return to the kitchen, prepare the food and deliver it back out to the car.

In 1932 he took a trip to Houston and decided that it was there that he would build his empire. He purchased a small Weber’s Root Beer stand on Main Street and quickly changed the Houston restaurant scene for years to come.   Continue reading


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Shake Shack Opening to Open at The Crescent in 2016


Crescent Property Services LLC today announced that Shake Shack – the modern day ‘roadside’ burger spot which began in 2001 as a hot dog cart in New York City – will open its first Dallas location at The Crescent in Uptown Dallas. The restaurant, to be situated in The Crescent’s newly proposed park area at the corner of McKinney Avenue and Pearl Street, will have indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lushly landscaped grounds. Shake Shack is expected to open in 2016.

Shake Shack’s high-quality food at a value has resulted in a cult-like following. Founded in New York City, the brand now has several restaurants in the U.S. in cities such as Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Austin and international locations including London, Istanbul and Dubai.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Hatch Burger From Swiss Pastry Shop

hatchby Steven Doyle

It’s that time of year again when everything is kicked up with Hatch peppers. It is almost like a holiday filled with pageantry, gifts and special surprises. Take the Hatchiest Chili Cheeseburger: Wagyu beef, Hatch Wagyu Chili con carne, and Hatch chile queso blanco from the Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth. That bun you see depicted here is also baked in house for ultimate freshness.  Continue reading

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Pints and Quarts Open for Business Today

IMG_05591by Steven Doyle

From the same owners of Mudsmith, Barcadia, and It’ll Do, Pints and Quarts opened their doors today. The kitschy burger joint is located on the south west corner of Ross and Greenville Avenue. The restaurant focuses on burgers and dogs, but also features a full bar with plenty of beer taps and cool cocktails.   Continue reading

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Eat me: The Outlaw Burger At, Well, Outlaw Burgers

OutlawBurgers1by Trey Moran

Outlaw Burgers has been around Roanoke for a few years now but I only recently decided to stop by. I had heard rumor that they made a good burger and those rumors were true. It’s a kitchy little place just off 377 in old Roanoke. Walk in and order at the counter. The menu is a chalk board above the counter. Burgers, sandwiches, BBQ and all the standard sides are offered.  Continue reading

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KT Burger Open In Highland Park Village, Five Creeks Opening Soon

DSC07794by Steven Doyle

Dallas has another burger offering, this time it is in Highland Park Village with the recent opening of KT Burger, which is adjacent to the theater. We made a pit stop to check out the burger and the new digs on a Monday evening and found a packed house bustling with burger eaters, families, and generally a happy crowd (we asked).

The burger is wonderfully basic, made with an 80/20 grind, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and mustard, which is the way every great Texan would dress their burger. Of course you may have it prepped your way. We added a side of the house-made venison chili for an extra bite and found this to be a great choice.  In addition to a pretty damned good burger KT offers a selection of sandwiches, hearty salads, brats and dogs, and a few tacos. Do not miss either the sturdy hand cut fries or onion rings. Both are a great choice.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Snookies Burger

DSC07438by Steven Doyle

In 1989 when Gene Street Jr. and Dace Street opened Snookies on Oak Lawn they most likely had no idea what an institution the bar would become. To this day they serve up one of the better chicken fried steaks in the old family Street tradition.

Checking in at Snookies recently with a hankering for one of their fine chicken fried steaks, a true plate hanger with a smooth and creamy gravy dotted with the appropriate amount of cracked black pepper, I was diverted by one of the long time staffers, Caroline Belfour who insisted I try out the burger. She waxed gingerly how the hand formed meat patty and all the accouterments were made in house. This included a special spicy sauce that should be doused into the catsup for an extra tang with the hand-cut fries. Continue reading


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