Friday, September 17, 2010

Trinity Railway Express, Kenny's Burgers, FC Dallas.

Last night, I attended my first professional soccer game, I took the TRE for the first time since returning from Philly, and I tried Kenny's Burgers.

FC Dallas played the New York Red Bulls. About 20,000 were in attendance and I have to say that it was very enjoyable. My son-in-law, Brinton, had good seats and knows the game well, which for me was great because I learned the meaning of "offsides" in soccer and got a run down of the better players. If you were at the game last night, our seats were right in front of the Shea red-card offense. Bad call.

The soccer stadium is in Frisco, Brinton was in Irving, so instead of driving from Fort Worth I took the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to the South Irving station and he picked me up. I am happy to say the TRE is busier than it was a few years ago. I still believe that it is the best way for Fort Worth residents to travel to a Mavericks game or anything else at the AAC, and it's not a bad way to go shopping in Dallas. It is not a good way to get to the airport, but I have done that, as well.

I heard about Kenny's Burgers through Twitter and since it too is in Frisco, we tried it before the game. I hate to say it but I was disappointed. Nothing personal here. I prefer juicy burgers. My cheeseburger was dry, overcooked (medium), and not altogether hot. The fries were good and fresh and I liked the Ciabatta bun. The burger was just too dry.

So there you have it. Go FC Dallas, TRE is much better than driving, and Kenny's was a shot on goal that missed.

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7 comments:

Michael Bourgon said...

Just curious, how long did it take you? I did something similar, and getting from Downtown FW to Plano took roughly two hours. I like the concept, but that's a bit of a haul, especially since it was an hour back by car.

Francis Shivone said...

Michael -- I have done that, too, and yea, by the time you connect in Dallas and get to Plano it's just too long compared to a car. My trip was just Richland Hills to South Irving, about a 25 minute trip and we drove to Frisco from there. I did notice that Dart was putting rail in kind of parallel to I35E through Carrollton. In my opinion, the most needed rail is FW direct to DFW.

Unca Mikey said...

I think the TRE works fine for getting from downtown FW (ITC) to DFW. I don't think transferring to shuttles is much of a hassle, and it's way cheaper. In fact, the TRE connection to DFW is one of the main reasons we like living in downtown FW.

Francis Shivone said...

Unca -- Thanks for the comment. I always look at the blogs of "commenters" and read some of yours.

Some fellow Fort Worth bloggers are in Buenos Aires right now. You may enjoy comparing thoughts.

http://yellowjumpsuit.com/

Unca Mikey said...

Thanks for the link, Francis -- a Flickr friend pointed me to La Travelista's photos but I didn't know about the blog.

Our month here is up on Tuesday...

BTW, we thought about going to a Dallas soccer game, but decided against it because it was too far from TRE and DART stations.

Rambler said...

Just saw on the news that In-N-Out Burger is going in at W. 7th and Currie.

Waiting with Bated Breath...

cd0103 said...

I am just not a fan of Ciabata buns on hamburgers.