HOW I PICKED THE BEST BURGER IN DALLAS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014DallasObserverBest of Dallas has arrived, and in addition to arts, culture and music picks it’s filled with more food than your stomach could ever hope hold for the rest of the year. I should know because I ate all of it.I love each one of those picks, much like parents say they love each and every one of their children. But the thing is, we all know our parents were bullshitting us. Your older brother got better grades, was better at sports and fractionally earned more of your parent’s affection.So if you twisted my arm, and really made me pick the best of the Best of Dallas, I would unequivocally chooseBoulevardier, which makes Dallas’ best burger. It’s just one of those food experiences I know will be with me for a long, long time and the Oak Cliff restaurant deserves the award in spades.View Full Article

100 FAVORITE DISHES, NO. 35: THE BURGER AT BOULEVARDIER

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

boulevardier_burger_bandiThe last thing I needed this weekend was a burger. I had steak and eggs for breakfast that morning and my body was plenty good on animal protein. The problem was, I really wanted to put the Boulevardier burger on my 100 Favorites List — I’m convinced it’s one of the city’s best — and I hadn’t torn into one over a year. This is Dallas, the burger capital of the universe, and I had to be sure Boulevardier’s offering still passed muster.

I downed one out on the patio in 39 seconds.

The Tate Farms grass fed burger isn’t the juiciest burger I’ve ever eaten, but it’s far from dry, and the patty is cooked over a wood-fired grill that imparts a serious char and smokiness. The sweet pickles are made on-site and lightly kissed with sherry vinaigrette along with lettuce and tomato slices. That bacon is as crunchy as bacon can be without being desiccated, and the cheese is fused to the patty under a salamander so it blisters and browns.

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