Friday, September 18, 2009

More Burger Talk.

1. I hate to admit it but -- I visited Kinkaid's last night and the cheeseburger was good, but not as good as I expected. Was it a bad night for an otherwise good burger spot? Or have they grown beyond their ability to keep up? The bun was exceptionally wimpy and the onions could have vaporized the ink off of the Fort Worth Business Press I was reading while there.

2. So Smashburger is coming to town? I have never been to one. Anyone have an opinion?

3. I still can't get over the fact that chose the Fred's hamburger as the best in the area. And while I'm on the subject, congratulations to the Star-Telegram for their new website which is usable and eye-pleasing, unlike the last one which was the visual equivalent of a Chuck E Cheese restaurant.

4. I saw that Pappa's burgers is having a half-price night. That would be worth a visit, unless it's on the same night as Wednesday night's half-price fajita for two night, which is like fajitas for four in any other part of the world. And their beef fajitas are very, very good.

5. The best part of the Star Telegram's Smashburger article was the mention of the possibility that In-N-Out Burger from California is considering a DFW location:
"We often look at potential new markets, and North Texas has been part of that evaluation process," said Carl Van Fleet, In-N-Out’s vice president of planning and development. (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Keep saying your prayers.


nemajo said...

I still say Blue Tower cafe in Mallick tower is the best... I have never been impressed with kinkaids..

Anonymous said...

Are you going to review Ellerb Fine Food's on Magnolia? I hear good things about that place.


Francis Shivone said...

Nemajo -- I'll be there next week.

Andrew -- Yes, soon. Looked busy last night.

Jake Good said...

I've been to Ellerbe's... I can write up a small review, or perhaps we could go together Fran soon?

Francis Shivone said...

Jake feel free to post your thoughts on Ellerbe's --- but we'd be happy to meet you there for lunch or dinner as well. I'm free later next week. Just email, Twitter, or call.

RJG said...

Smashburger is from here in Denver but we haven't been yet. We'll try to get to one before we get back home to DFW. I'll let you know.

I hope that In-N-Out Burger doesn't expand too fast. I think it's part of their mystique that they grow regionally and slowly. I fear that Five Guys is growing too fast, for example. Though their Southlake location is as good as the DC ones. They also have a Five Guys here in Denver, but we haven't been.

For a good I-N-O facsmile, I recommend Johnny B's in Southlake. They do an excellent job. In Denver, they have a small chain called Old School Burgers that also copies the I-N-O model and is very good.