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Friday, September 11, 2009

Chip's - September 10, 2009

Yesterday's burger quest took us to Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburger located at Lovers Lane and the North Dallas Tollway. Chip's has been serving burgers in Dallas for over 28 years and the menu includes burgers, salads, chicken sandwiches, patty melts, steak sandwiches and shakes and malts. We walked in and stepped up to the register where you order off the menu posted on the wall. The manager/owner was very friendly and I placed my order for a Bacon Cheddar Burger cooked medium with grilled onions and mayonnaise. I also ordered a small order of onion rings. The manager took our names, gave us our drinks and we proceeded to find a table in the fairly crowded restaurant. One thing I do like about Chip's is that you can see your food be prepared in the open kitchen as you walk to your seat.

We got our drinks at the self serve beverage station and about seven to ten minutes later, our name was called and we picked up our order from the kitchen. The burger was half wrapped in wax paper and placed on a paper boat. The onion rings were served in a boat as well.

The burger arrived juicy and perfectly cooked with slices of bacon on top of grated cheddar cheese. The bun was a poppy seed bun that had been buttered and toasted giving it a nice crunch with a soft inside. The bottom bun was substantial enough to hold the juicy patty. Unfortunately the kitchen ended up mixing up my order and gave me grilled jalapenos instead of grilled onions. The jalapenos were slightly cooked to give them a little softness but the amount overpowered the rest of the burger. I took most of them off to enjoy the burger bacon and cheddar combination. The patty was seasoned with salt and pepper and had a good amount of juices in each bite. The bacon could have been a little crisper but it added a good flavor to each bite of burger. Onion rings are not really rings but more thin slices of onion that are dipped in seasoned flour and deep fried. The are light and crispy and seasoned with salt and pepper. Definitely some of the best around town.

Overall, I thought Chips prepared a really good burger that was cooked well, had fresh ingredients and buttered bun that held up well to the burger.

Ratings (1-25):

Bun - 22, loved that they buttered and toasted the top and bottom bun as having a poppy seed bun, bun was able to stand up to the juicy hamburger patty

Meat - 20, well seasoned patty, with nice slices of bacon, juciy patty cooked to medium

Appearance - 19, well melted cheese topped with bacon on a poppy seed bun

Taste - 20, very good tasty juicy burger, good mayo, would have liked to have had grilled onions instead of jalapenos

Overall - 81
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1 comment:

  1. Chips really stood up to the challenge. I had the same burger sans mayo and cooked medium rare. I didn't remove any of the japs, but yes, had they been cooked a bit longer, they wouldn't have held quite the heat. Excellent bun, prepared right; juicy patty; good bacon; good japs; shredded cheddar (be sure to special order this, as the standard is sliced american) and good standard fries. I would put this just below Angry Dog - AD's patty is a bit thicker and they grill the japs to perfection. A strong showing for Chips on my first ever trip.

    Medium Rare