Do you love burgers? Yes? Me too! Especially when you deep fry said burger! Just the other day, I stumbled upon a deep fried — or chicken fried — burger on my visit to Dallas’ newest burger joint, Grub Burger Bar. Sure, I was impressed when I found out that Grub makes their buns from scratch and that they bake them every hour. And yes, when I learned that the Certified Angus chuck and brisket for their burgers is ground in house daily, I would be lying if I wasn’t intrigued. But when I tasted a juicy patty, coated in chicken fried breading, placed upon a homemade biscuit, smothered in cheese, and accompanied by jalapeño cream gravy, I was done for. This burger was a Deep Fried Foodie‘s version of perfection!
Sadly, I’m sorry to say that you won’t be able to experience the Chicken Fried Burger yourself… Grub features a speciality burger each month, and this little piece of Heaven said adios on February 1st. But if the Market Burgers of the remaining 11 months in 2014 are even close to as scrumptious as this jewel was, I’ll be back! In the meantime, if you’d like to try some of Grub’s regular menu, might I suggest:
The Ghost Burger features Pepper Jack cheese, ghost chili sauce, grilled jalapeños, lettuce and tomato. You won’t need a waiver for this bad boy, but it’s still pretty spicy. So, treat carefully. Oh! For a dollar more, you can also get an ice cream chaser. No matter what your personal heat tolerance is, I would highly recommend the chaser… If anything, the ice cream is delicious!
Not looking for a 3 alarm fire in your face? Think about going with the Guacapotle.
The Guacapotle Burger features chipotle aioli, cheddar cheese and guacamole. The chipotle isn’t too overpowering, and the guacamole is delicious and creamy. Believe it or not, I am generally a burger purist: patty, cheese, mustard, tomatoes and pickles only, please! But there is something about Grub’s creations that satisfy my traditional burger craving, while taking me on a taste adventure. And don’t forget the Grub fries. Shoestring potatoes are my favorite style of fries, and these did not disappoint! But, if you’re not in the mood for a burger, consider the Bow of Chili… that’s right, I said chili!
This hearty, Texas-style chili is very meaty, not too spicy and topped with cheese and onions. Texas chili traditionalists will be pleased to know there are no beans in Grub’s chili. Like most everything else, it is made from scratch and will surely keep you warm on the 5 or 6 cold days we get here in Texas each year. Actually, it’s so good, I would probably order it on a sweltering day in August just to easy my chili craving!
There are many other great options at Grub, like the Lockhart Legend and the Texas Luau, but you really just need to go and try these for yourself. The portions are just right and the prices are reasonable, so bring some friends, order too much food and share! You’ll be glad you did. And DO NOT LEAVE without ordering one of their creamy shakes. There was nearly a fist fight at our table over the Salted Caramel Shake.
Until we eat again…
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Grub Burger Bar – 4925 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206