On the town this week hunting for the perfect bite we ran across more than a few. From First Chinese BBQ (always a favorite) to sushi at Shinsei with Elvis, this was a pretty awesome culinary week. Stay with us on this, you are going to love this week’s choices. Continue reading
Category Archives: Burgers
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
by Steven Doyle
Our time at the Texas State Fair has been filled with laughter, music, beer and food. Plenty of food as a matter of fact. How the State Fair became synonymous with all things on a stick and fried is stuff of legend, but the holy grail of all things fried is undoubtedly the corn dog. Continue reading
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.
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
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
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