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Free Cheese Fries at Kenny’s Burger Joint

cheeseby Steven Doyle

There are certain things in life that make us smile. Puppies, certainly. Holding hands while on a stroll beachside, oh yes. Sleeping in on a rainy day? You know that works. As the Beatles exclaimed, the best things in life are free.

That is why when we heard that Kenny’s Burger Joint in Plano was giving away free cheese fries each Sunday starting September 27th in honor of their year anniversary we stood and applauded at our desks. We know a great deal when we see one, and this works in delicious ways.  Continue reading

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The Definitive 2015 List of the Best Hot Dogs in Dallas

hot dogby Steven Doyle

It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:

Luscher’s Red Hots:  You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. A few years back he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. Just months ago the chef opened Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum where you not only can find this delicious example of a hot dog, but also one of the best burgers in Dallas, along with a few other treats that include sausages. Luscher also has a line of hand-made accouterments  to devise your own Chi Dog at home including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers.   Continue reading

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Where To Find A Good Philly Cheesesteak In The DFW Area

kofp_cheesesteakby Steven Doyle

A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.

In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaks is the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak.   Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Continue reading

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Kenny’s Burger Joint Opens in Plano

kenburgby Steven Doyle

Kenny Bowers announced today that he has opened his second Kenny’s Burger Joint in Plano. Bowers is a long time Dallas chef and restaurateur, first partnering in 1992 to open  Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House on Greenville Avenue. Bowers then went on to open  Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House in 1996, and was partner in Rockfish Seafood Grill in 1999. Bowers since went on to open his upscale restaurant Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill in Addison, the Burger Joint, Kenny’s Italian Kitchen in Addison, Texas, and Kenny’s Smoke House in the Shops of Legacy.    Continue reading

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The 2014 Definitive List Of The Best Hot Dogs In Dallas

dogby Steven Doyle

It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:

Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots:  You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. Just last year he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. You can also find hand-made accouterments  to devise your own Chi Dog including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers. The dog is sold by the chef at the White Rock Local Market at Green Spot  on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, and the White Rock Local Market at Lakeside on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8am to 1pm. For take home goodness try checking out Bolsa Mercado and the Green Grocer.  Luscher’s is the Holy Grail of Dallas dogs. Continue reading

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Kenny’s Burger Joint Opening Second Location In Plano

Kenny10by Mark Demming

When business partners Kenny Bowers, Bob Stegall and Mike Hutchinson opened his Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco five years ago, they brought together the relaxed nature of the nation’s best burger houses  with spectacular full service, great bar and more.  The restaurant has become a regional favorite, drawing guests who enjoy the signature wood-grilled burgers, ample sides and amazing sandwiches.  Bowers and his partners have now announced plans to open a second Kenny’s Burger Joint in Plano’s LakeSide Market.

Bowers opened his first Plano restaurant, Kenny’s Smoke House, in the Shops of Legacy a year ago.  The new Kenny’s Burger Joint is scheduled for an August 2014 opening.    Continue reading

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Meet the Latest El Jefe, Ramsey Hilton

el jefeby Steven Doyle

Kenny Bowers is one bad ass chef. You would have to be in order to create the El Jefe Grande burger, the one he serves up at Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco. The El Jefe Grande consists of a 3-pound beef patty topped with french fries, chili, queso, jalapenos, a half pound of bacon, onions, pickles, lettuce and tomato. It’s all sandwiched between two giant slices of Texas toast, and tips in at more than 7,000 calories. It is a true beast of burden.    Continue reading

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