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Happy Happy Hour at Ruth’s Chris Uptown

ruth1by Steven Doyle

Happy Hour might be our favorite time of day. All the good things that make us smile are available during a proper Happy Hour: fine cocktails, beer or wine, a good selection of affordable bites and fun people to share the experience with. This is what we found during the Thursday edition of Ruth’s Chris Happy Hour which runs until 7pm weekdays, but especially fun on Thursday.  Continue reading

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Hard Rock Hosts World Burger Tour 2017

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Shedding any preconceived notions of what a burger might be like at a Hard Rock Cafe we  checked out the latest World Burger Tour and were greatly surprised. The burger at Hard Rock is a player.

Typically you would find a burger with cheese, bacon and lettuce and other requisite toppings at Hard Rock along with their beautifully hand formed half-pound patty cooked anyway you please, including rare. This is a distinction shared by few burger makers in our area and is a sign of freshly ground beef that is never frozen. So dismiss any notions of mass production. These babies are legit and large enough to please any binging meat-eater.  Continue reading

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Shake Shack Opens Second Dallas Area Location

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Shake Shack is one of the first restaurants to open in the mixed-used Legacy West development, a modern neighborhood destination lined with retail, dining, residential, hotels and offices. Not only is Shake Shack one of the first eateries to open at the much-anticipated development, the Plano Shack will also roll out with the Shack App, allowing guests to order their favorite Shack from their iPhone.   Continue reading

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Pappy Makes A Great Burger

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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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Kenny Mills Sells Chop House Burger

millsby Steven Doyle

There has been speculation on whether burger restaurateur Kenny Mills sold his famous burger restaurant, Chop House Burger in Arlington, which has been featured numerous times on the Food Network. We recently spoke to Mills and he confirmed that Chop House has been sold.

Mills told craveDFW that he had an emergency surgery two years ago and was out of the the restaurant for several months while his 24-year old son ran the business. Once he returned he didn’t feel he had the stamina he once enjoyed.   Continue reading

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Next Door Ups Their Burger Game

photo-feb-16-4-33-56-pm-1by Steven Doyle

You may have been to the new It spot in Dallas on McKinney, Next Door. We had brunch there recently and we were totally blown away with its uniqueness and power of execution. The evenings in the upper room are also something to brag about with fantastic music and bottle service to boot.   Continue reading

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Haystack Burgers and Barley Open Second Location in Dallas

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The second location for the local burger maker, Haystack Burgers and Barley opened in Dallas on Oak Lawn. You may recall our rave review of the Richardson location back in 2013. We were infatuated by the burgers, especially the chili burger and the chicken fried version. That chili on the burger makes our best of list each year, it is that good. Burger making at its finest and a great beer selection.

This is the second outpost of the popular eatery from Jenny and Kevin Galvan which debuted the original Haystack in their Richardson.   Continue reading

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