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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Burger Girl - March 24, 2010

This week's burger quest took us to McKinney Avenue just south of Knox Avenue to visit The Burger Girl. The Burger Girl is the latest "breastaurant" to hit the Dallas area and specializes in burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches and a variety of appetizers such as fried pickles and fried calamari. We walked up to the hostess stand and were promptly seated on the patio. A few moments later, our server took our drink orders. According to the menu, all burgers are cooked with fresh ground beef sourced from a local butcher and burgers are served with a four ounce single patty ($6.99), two four ounce patties for a double ($9.99) or a six ounce Kobe patty. You can add bacon to any burger for an additional $0.99 charge. Also every burger is served with a choice of fries, sweet potato fries or chips. After our server returned with our drinks, I ordered a double cheddar burger with grilled onions and mayonnaise only with the regular fries. A standard burger is served with secret sauce which is a thousand island type dressing. About fifteen minutes the following burger was brought to the table:

The burger looked really good with melted white cheddar cheese, an abundance of grilled onions and juicy patty. Unfortunately the burger was served with shredded lettuce and two thick slices of fresh tomato but both were easily removed from the burger. Taking a bite, you could taste the freshness of the meat which was cooked to a slightly pink medium and the flavor of the peppered bacon. I am not sure which butcher is providing the meat but it is a good product. The bacon could have been cooked slightly longer as it was a little chewy in each bite. I would have liked a different type of cheddar. The white cheddar was melted well over the patties but really was flavorless. I would probably choose either the provolone or Swiss cheese on a future burger. Next, the bun stood up well to the two juicy patties and other ingredients including the grilled onions which were thicker rings of white onion that added a nice crunch to every bite. Finally the thick hand cut fries were seasoned well but were a little limp and could have used a little more time in the fryer; however, I really liked the house-made horseradish sauce that was served on the side with the fries.

Overall, I thought that the burger served by The Burger Girl was a good burger with fresh ingredients, perfect temperature and nicely toasted bun. I would have liked a better cheddar cheese and crispier bacon but since the restaurant has only been open for two to three weeks, there could be some growing pains that will get sorted out. I would go back to The Burger Girl in the future but would order a different cheese and probably get the single as opposed to the double.

Ratings (1-25):

Bun - 20, toasted bun that held up well to the ingredients

Meat - 19, fresh ground beef locally sourced, cooked perfectly, bacon was peppery

Appearance - 20, fresh ingredients, gooey melted cheese, abundance of grilled onion

Taste - 20, juicy burger with tasty grilled onions and bacon

Overall - 79
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