The Dallas-Fort Worth area has become home to a bustling upscale burger scene. Recently, CBS rounded up some of the best burgers in DFW which can be found here. Although some may prefer their burgers on the simple side, others may enjoy sinking their teeth into a patty with a bit of personality. Here is a line-up of the most creative burgers in DFW.
Easy Slider Food Truck
Sea salt caramel with grilled onions, bacon with blue cheese slaw and peanut butter, bacon and tomato are just a few of the eclectic slider creations that grilling gals Caroline Perini and Miley Holmes are serving out of their popular burger mobile. Sure, you can order up a scrumptious classic burger, made with Angus beef and Tillamook cheddar— but why settle for the familiar when you can chomp down on a sandwiched delight with goat cheese, bacon and strawberry jam? The gals also whip up some unique monthly specials, like the Berkeley beet with beef, roasted beets, fennel, avocado, crushed pistachios and homemade green goddess sauce. Easy Slider roams all around the DFW area; check the website every Monday for the weekly schedule.
5181 Keller Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75248
Fans rave about the jazzed-up burgers at Liberty Burger, including the popular Greek-inspired burger, the Jacki O, with lamb, feta cheese, spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. On a beefier note, the blend of tenderloin, chuck and brisket makes quite a tasty patty, especially in the Napa burger featuring a salty-peppery combination of gorgonzola, arugula, oven-roasted tomatoes and green olives.
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Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
1154 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Burgers and brews can’t get much better than at Goodfriend, especially when there’s an ever-changing selection of brews to go with an enticing selection of grass-fed beef burgers. If you want a burger that will wow your taste buds, the breakfast-infused coop burger combines the best of both worlds with grilled bacon, a sunny-side-up egg and a gooey slab of brie. Or for a real unique taste, check out the schnitzengrueben topped with sauerkraut, fried pickles and house-made thousand island. Not a carnivore? No problem. You can always substitute a chicken or veggie patty in place of beef.
Twisted Root Burger Co.
7300 Lone Star Drive
Plano, TX 75024
Its mind-blowing burger options and cult following earned this burger joint a spot on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Moreover, what started as a gourmet burger haven in Deep Ellum has now grown into over 10 DFW locations with more on the way. What makes these burgers special is the patty which can be made with everything from black Angus beef, poultry and black beans to an assortment of exotic wild game like kangaroo, ostrich and camel. You can customize your own burger with the myriad of home-made condiments and toppings to choose from. Or choose one of the burger configurations on the menu—like the sexy Hawaiian with jalapeno jack cheese, teriyaki sauce, pineapple salsa and prosciutto. The possibilities are unlimited, no matter how you twist it, Twisted Root has something for everyone’s taste buds.
Mixed Up Burgers (A.K.A. Patty Shack Burgers)
3116 S. Great SW Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
This burger paradise puts a unique spin on its burgers by offering over 20 different items that can be mixed into the sirloin patty before it’s grilled to perfection. Mix-ins include everything from spices, cheeses and chilies to pineapples, grilled bell peppers and ham. There are also around 10 toppers to choose from, ranging from fried onion rings to fried eggs and guacamole. If it gets confusing, then go for one of the mixed-up specialties like the Jethro with Cajun spices, blue cheese, bacon and grilled onions or go all out with the tooter that comes mixed up with everything from jalapenos and cayenne pepper to jack cheese, chili and grilled onions.
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