Old-school burger joints mostly stick to classic sesame seed or poppyseed buns, and buttery brioche seems to be the bun of choice for most upscale Dallas burger joints these days (unless you're John Tesar, that is) — but there are plenty of other, weirder burger holders to be found in DFW. From tortillas to waffles, pita bread to doughnuts, here are 8 burgers to try that are served on totally nontraditional buns.Read More
8 Dallas Burgers Served on Totally Nontraditional Buns
Because, as John Tesar once said, "brioche is for pussies."
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Is it a burger or is it a taco? Velvet Taco is open till 4 a.m. on the weekends, and we're willing to bet most people who order the Texas Burger taco — a burger patty with peppered bacon, American cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, and Velvet sauce in a flour tortilla — are pretty hammered. Just saying.
Kin Kin Urban Thai
Look at this thing. Just look at it. Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin had the stroke of genius to put a burger on the menu at Kin Kin with sticky rice patties standing in for the usual buns, for a delightfully Thai-American creation. (Great news: Two more Kin Kin locations are on the way for Oak Lawn and North Dallas.)
A pita burger is the tasty lovechild of a gyro and a burger — a beef patty wrapped up in soft pita bread with lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta, and tangy tzatziki sauce, flanked by a side of fries to drive the burger theme home. [Photo: Janneth R./Foursquare]
When attempting to bounce back from a long night of drinking, it's hard to imagine a better hangover dish than a doughnut burger. Enter the Double Wide, which is now hosting a lazy brunch every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the Easy Slider truck. The Glazed and Confused burger features an Angus beef patty, cheddar, bacon, and pickled jalapenos sandwiched between two halves of a glazed doughnut. Yeah, you want this.
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Kenny's Burger Joint
Pretty much all the burgers at this Kenny's Wood-Fired Grill offshoot are over-the-top delicious, but the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Burger (available all April long at both the Frisco and Plano locations) might take the proverbial cake: A half-pound bacon cheeseburger nestled between two toasty, buttery grilled cheese sandwiches. Burger coma imminent.
John Tesar's so-called "Magic Burger" features a fat patty, crispy bacon, lettuce and thin-sliced onion on a toasty English muffin. If you can keep yourself from downing the whole thing in one sitting, the leftovers make a killer breakfast the next morning. [Photo: Bill Addison for Eater]
Swiss Pastry Shop
How do people in California stay so slim and attractive? By eating croissant burgers loaded up with Prime Wagyu beef, avocado, Swiss cheese, and tomato, obviously — or so we've gleaned from Hans Muller's Cali burger, which is served on a buttery pastry that's of course baked in-house.
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The Waffle Wagon
As you might guess from the name, this Denton food truck specializes in waffles — including this Brunch Burger, which includes not only a burger patty but also a fried egg, cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Whoa mama. Find them at the Austin St. Truck Stop or keep tabs on their location via Facebook. [Photo: The Waffle Wagon/Facebook]
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