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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hole in the Wall - September 1, 2009

Yesterday quest for burgers took us to Hole in the Wall at the corner of Harry Hines and Forest in northwest Dallas. Hole in the Wall is a blues bar by night and burger joint by day. The menu consisted of burgers in various forms and chicken sandwiches. We walked in and you place your order at the window where behind the cashier you see a large griddle and a fryer cooking your order fresh. If you are a clean freak, Hole in the Wall is not the place for you but I have found that looks aren't always important when you seek a great tasting burger. Hole in the Wall seats approximately 50 people and at 11:45 am it was a fairly full restaurant of patron enjoying their burgers. I ordered a double bacon cheeseburger with mayo and onions. Unfortunately they don't offer grilled onions. About 10 mins later our name was called and the burgers and fries were served in a brown paper bag which would took back to our table. The burgers and fries were both wrapped in wax paper:

I am not sure if the patties are frozen or fresh but they have a unique texture that makes me think that they are freshly made. The patties were sparsely seasoned and placed in an average sesame seed bun that reminded me of a grocery store burger bun. The mayonnaise, onions and bacon were placed on the bottom bun and a slice of American cheese was placed on top of each patty. The patties could have used a larger slice as the cheese wasn't very noticeable in each bite. We all commented that the burger could have used a little salt and pepper on the patties. The onions were pungent white onions that had been rough chopped and placed on the bottom bun. Grilling them would have softened their flavor but they still added a good flavor to each bite of the burger. French fries were outstanding. Crispy well salted thick slices of potatoes were served in wax paper and were fresh out of the fryer.

Overall Hole in the Wall served a good burger that is in between the fast food style of Jakes or Kellers and thick patty served at Midway Point. I am not sure if I would make a return trip out there but if I was in the mood for blues or in the area and craving a burger, it is definitely a place I would visit again.

Ratings (Scale 1-25):

Bun - 16, not very flavorful but held up to the double meat patties

Meat - 19, fresh meat but not very flavorful patties, bacon was crisp and tasty

Appearance - 18, burger was very appealing looking, melted cheese gooey over the patites, bacon was plentiful

Taste - 19, each bite gave a good flavor of bacon, onion, beef and bread but the patties could have used a little more salt and pepper

Overall - 72

Bonus Pic of Bar:

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