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I'd love to know who sent in 1 and 7 so I could be sure never to dine at their restaurants.
B. Mark: you can't replicate the atmosphere and experience of a play anywhere else. I'm quite sure there are other dark places that will serve you a middle-of-the-road cocktail and a froyo bar for less than $70.
I'm not eligible to enter since I write for SE, but just for the fun of it: there are few dishes as wonderfully warm and comforting as white rice mixed with raw egg and a bit of Sriracha. Simple and delicious.
I don't like cheddar on burgers, really. Whataburger did something kinda similar to this recently, the chophouse cheddar burger:
It wasn't up to much. Just too rich.
Also, the "cocktail" sauce in prawn cocktail isn't like US cocktail sauce. In the UK seafood cocktail is made with a mix of mayo and tomato ketchup - what you might call Russian dressing. Very different from the ketchup/horseradish mix in the USA.
Highlander's Tomato flavor = win
@bluemonq Thank you! That *is* cheating. I was wondering by what alchemy the bubble gum had become so... fluffy and delicious.
I ate it too! It was actually pretty good!
Thanks all for your words. I think I will need to take the plunge and just ask someone, who'll show me where the tongs are, I hope :D
You know what I'd love? A "Where is he now" with Thomas. I read this article before In-n-Out came to North Texas; I'd only eaten there once before, in Vegas, and only really knew about Animal Style and nothing else. Thomas opened my eyes to a wonderful new world of In-n-Out lore. I've a good mind to buy a Neapolitan shake tonight and pour it out in his honor.
(By "pour it out" I mean into a glass, not onto the sidewalk. I'm not wasting a shake, man.)
The teaser pic made it look like the toppings/patty ratio was way off, but the autopsy shot tells a very different story. Even though I don't really care for cheddar on burgers I would still love to try this one.
If I ever do make it out to Comic Con, I know where I'm going for lunch...
Second-worst burger I've seen on here after that Brazilian chain. I'd be ashamed to serve that.
Disagree - I always get a cheeseburger and I think it's great.
I've eaten at Twisted Root plenty and never had anything but friendly service. I don't like faux-edginess either (see here for more of the same in Dallas: http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/07/maple-and-motor-burger-review-dallas-tx.html ) but other than the signs I've never experienced that at Twisted Root. Not doubting your experience at all but they've always been good to me. I took family there a few weeks ago and with five people there the ordering took a while, but there was no sense of anyone being hostile.
I'm not a fan of cheddar on burgers but the way it's melted in here looks like they got it right. Awesome article.
Not open weekends, so I've never been. Will make a point of doing so.
You're right, sdfishtaco. That was lazy of me. Of course it's not the 'Great Depression', which wouldn't have been possible. I'll make that change. Thanks!
Whataburger and In-n-Out offer very, very different products. Of course as they're both fast food burgers there is a basis for comparison but there would never, ever be mistaking one for the other. Both, for my money, are in the top 5% of fast food places, but for different reasons.
I'm a huge fan of the food at Twisted Root but this is really off-putting, and I won't be going back as a result of it.
I would give anything for that charcuterie :D
I despise those crunchy onion sticks/straws/randoms that you get everywhere. I'm generally quite easy-going about what toppings people put on a burger but I just don't see the attraction with these. At all. They go cold after around 2 seconds exposed to oxygen, seep grease everywhere, and taste not a bit like onion.
@texas blues: You're bang on the money. Fast food burgers are about so much more than just the meat. It's about the alchemy. Burger House's seasoning means that their alchemy is excellent and also unique.
@berts: I think I've done a decent job of saying that this was a crave-worthy burger, and that its not being fancy is not at all a point against it. The original location is a thing of beauty and I'm sure it will be standing in another sixty years' time. However, I don't think making claims towards perfection is particularly helpful for a review site, and I also think that point out a community restaurant's idiosyncracies shouldn't automatically be construed as unwelcome criticism. Either way, Jack's will continue to flourish, of that I have no doubt.
@dwinterb: Snuffer's is very, very high on my list to review - sorry to keep you waiting on it but it's definitely in the pipeline.
Looks like too much lettuce but other than that, absolute perfection.
@cdkellerson: From reading other reviews online the place seems to divide opinion. My experience was exactly as I described it, and my wife, who is generally less demanding than I am about restaurants, was similarly unimpressed. I don't mind paying a premium at Twisted Root because the product is excellent.
@Uglycuss: You've found me out. I didn't really move to Dallas for the weather. Top-notch detective work there.