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Food and drink that has us seeing gold
Texans know our beef, whether it be steak, Texas-style chili (sans beans, of course), sizzling fajitas or the humble hamburger. The state may be big, but you don't have to travel far to discover a new favorite. Hungry for a burger today? Consider this your to-do list; just go ahead and try to find more delicious burgers than these in Dallas.
THE OZERSKY at Knife
At the high end of the burger spectrum sits this perfect steakhouse burger specimen blanketed in a thick layer of American cheese. It may look unassuming, but Chef John Tesar's ode to food writer and hamburger historian Joshua Ozersky will likely haunt your dreams.
The White Animal at Rodeo Goat
The newest burger on this list, and the least "classic," the White Animal features garlicky cremini mushrooms, pickled onions, gruyere cheese and a soy caramel glaze. Just try to put it down.
The Classic Cheeseburger at The Grape
This award-winning stunner is only available during brunch, but its more than just that limited supply that makes it so very satisfying to get your hands on one. Everything on the plate is perfect, from the fries to the cheese to the horseradish pickles. Goes even better with a brunch cocktail.
The Filament Burger
Leave it to this cool, Deep Ellum joint to create a fancy pants take on the classic McDonald's Big Mac that you can't stop thinking about. As the song goes, "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles onions..." and bacon jam? Why not?
The PLOT at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
See those thick, horsey pickles? The big leaf lettuce, giant slice of onion and steak-like tomato? That's where the name P.L.O.T. comes from. And the result is a huge cheeseburger where all the toppings are in perfect balance.
The Stock Cheese at Off-Site Kitchen
The least expensive burger on this list is one of the very best. Diners at the Trinity Groves restaurant can count on an incredible classic cheeseburger, from start to finish when it comes to the Stock Cheese, as well as a killer value, too.
The Haystack at Haystack Burger
If your mouth isn't watering yet, you should probably check your pulse. The namesake Haystack Burger in Richardson comes topped with crispy "Haystack" onion strings, cheddar, apple wood smoked bacon, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles.