Sunday, October 14, 2012
Review: New Dallas restaurant Hopdoddy does burgers right
Get a burger with sassy sauce.
DALLAS New in the Dallas burger department is Hopdoddy. Hailing from Austin, Hopdoddy's claim to fame is "hand crafted and all natural:" They grind their own beef, bake their own buns, and cut their own fries.
You walk in to their Preston Center location, and you are greeted by a host. They give you a number and reserve a table for you. The largest table is for six, so bring a small party to this joint (or be prepared to sit in different spots). You proceed up to the counter and place your order, after which servers bring the food to your table.
We started with drinks. Hopdoddy's crafts their own brews, but we went with our tried-and-true favorites: Shiner and a Mexican vanilla milkshake. We also added a black cherry hard limeade. Each of these drinks made us happy -- a nice and solid start.
For our burger choice, the Terlingua was amazing. The Angus beef patty knocked it out of the ballpark all on its own, but this burger also had chile con carne, Fritos, Tillamook cheddar, and sassy sauce. We love Fritos pie, and this burger did it right.
For our fry choice: chile cheese fries. As with the burger, the fries on their own were good. However, the chile cheese really elevated this side to a new level. We couldn't get enough of this. The texture was creamy, the spice level was mild, and the temperature was perfect.
The only part of our experience that we didn't love is that the staff checked in with us too many times. We love that they were accessible and eager to get us a refill or anything else we needed. However, we didn't like the constant interruption to our meal. That being said, what a thing to gripe about!
Hopdoddy's gets our vote. We will definitely be back to try one of their 12 other special burgers.
The dish: Anything with their chile cheese is worth a try! The sips for grown kids aren't too shabby either.
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