Once upon a time, Sandwich Adam (meat) and Sandwich Eve (bread) conceived two sons: the burger, and the patty melt. To this day burger gets all the accolades while the patty melt toils in relative obscurity. Burgers you can find in a gastropub or even a brasserie; patty melts prefer to hang in dingy diners.
Whether a patty melt ought to be defined as a burger or a sandwich is up for debate (and do weigh in via the poll below) but regardless of its taxonomy, it's a beautiful thing. A patty melt is somehow more than the sum of its parts — juicy beef patties and buttery toast, typically of the rye variety — sutured together with melted cheese and grilled onions as the needle and thread. Burger or not a burger, here's where to find a damn good one in Dallas.Read More