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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Angry Dog - August 5, 2009

Yesterday the group made the trip to the Angry Dog in Deep Ellum area of Dallas. The Angry Dog was established in 1990 and has been serving cold beer and burger ever since. I have always heard of the place but I hate to say this was my first time to try the food at Angry Dog.

Our group arrived right after 12pm and the restaurant was packed with patrons enjoying their lunch. We were told that there would be a 10 minute wait but within 5 minutes we were seated at our table where the server took our drink order and passed out menus. While there were some intriguing items on the menu like the chicken fried steak sandwich, the award winning hot dog and the steak sandwich, we were there to try a burger.

I ordered the bacon cheese burger cooked medium with grilled red onions and mayo. Others in the group also ordered grilled jalapenos but I am trying to stay consistent between places so no jalapenos for me.

Within ten minutes, the burgers arrived and unfortunately the picture didn't turn out well but this was placed in front of me:

The thick half pound patty was served on a traditional lightly toasted hamburger bun with the mayonaise on the top bun. The cheese, grilled onions and bacon was then placed on top of the patty and lettuce tomato and pickles were served on the side. The plate was rounded out with a nice portion of crispy fries that weren't salted so that you could either use the seasoning salt or salt and pepper that was on every table.

The meat was perfectly cooked to medium with a little bit of pink left in the middle and the patty was lightly seasoned but the beef flavors were allowed to stand out. The bacon was grilled but not overly crunchy which blended well with each bite. The grilled onions were average and could have been a little sweeter. My only real complaint with the burger was that the bottom bun could have been a little thicker to stand up to the juiciness of the patty. Overall I thought that Angry Dog made a really good burger that highlighted the taste of the beef and used toppings that complimented rather than detracted from the burger.

Ratings (Scale 1-25):

Bun - 17 - bottom bun needed to be a little thicker

Meat - 22 - well seasoned, juicy, perfectly cooked bacon

Appearance - 21 - thick patty with fresh toppings, cheese could have been melted a little more on the patty

Taste - 22 - very tasty burger, greasy but not messy, fresh tasty toppings

Overall - 82

Extra Pictures of a Medium Rare Cheeseburger with Grilled Jalapenos:

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1 comment:

  1. Hey help us out by posting your blog on Burger Club's facebook page. We could really use your insight on what places we will choose to go. Right now we are going based on places that have won awards or been recognized by a food review!