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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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New Chef-Driven Burger Inspired by Mav’s Rookie Guard Justin Anderson Scores

DSC00017by Steven Doyle

The Dallas Mavericks are the latest entry into the Dallas burger wars with their Just-In-Time Burger at the American Airlines Center. Mavericks rookie guard Justin Anderson and AAC executive chef Mark Mabry created the burger that is sold at the Grill Zones Sections 106 and 118 on the plaza level during the month of January at both Mavericks, Stars games, and concerts.

The 1/3-pound burger is topped with apple wood smoked bacon and deviled egg aioli, provolone cheese, vine ripened tomato and shredded lettuce on Old Bay butter Texas toast served with Sriracha cheese fries at a cost of $12.   Continue reading

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betterBURGER Has A Good Burger, But Oh Those Fries

by Steven Doyle

When you title your restaurant betterBURGER you are tossing down a gauntlet in a city that is obsessed with their beef.  In the past year dozens of burger joints both gourmet and otherwise have opened their doors. It has been a fairly safe bet in the Dallas restaurant industry that burgers sell.

I met one of the owners, Vincent Vitalis, who was more than enthusiastic to chat up anyone who happened into his clean, tidy shop located on Lemmon just west of Inwood road. Vitalis is not necessarily new to the restaurant business.  He comes from a family of entrepreneurs that successfully run local stops such as the Original Market Diner on Harry Hines (think best breakfast and incredible pie) as well as Circle Grill in East Dallas (chicken fried steak and other home cooking fare).           Continue reading

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RG Burger in Denton Grills a Solid Burger


by  Constance Hernandez

Just off the beaten path of Interstate 35E, and among the maze of construction, you’ll find Denton, TX. And in that labyrinth of cones and temporary exits, you’ll find a hole in the wall. Not just any hole. RG Burgers and Grill. The small dwelling is home to a quaint array of backyard style half pound burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deli style “Nathan’s Famous” hot dogs.   Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide To Prevent and Cure a Hangover

hangover1by Steven Doyle

Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.

First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun.     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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