After a recent trip to a haunt near my office, I have decided that I have no choice but to expand some of my credentials for restaurants to find the best burger and fries in the Metroplex. Behold Eureka!
A colleague told me about Eureka! which I had not included because I’d known it’s a chain (15 locations), and I didn’t know that it had burgers on the menu.
So on a whim, I went. I found their burgers and selected the Fresno Fig Burger with a side of their fries.
And yeah, the word “EUREKA!” (meaning, “I found it!!”) definitely came to mind.
Here’s the break down:
Eureka! is located on the corner of McKinney and Blackburn in West Village. It’s got a nice patio area with a pretty fountain out front, a wide selection of brews and bevs, plus 10 unique burgers. Everything on the menu is scratch-made and having tasted a few of their other entrees before, I can tell you, it’s a quality joint.
Eureka! Fries – 3 stars
The fries were good, but not great. They did a blend of salt and pepper with fresh herbs, which had a lovely flavor. But the texture was not ideal. Fries should be crispy on the outside, and pillowy on the inside. These were too tough in some spots, and too soft in others. I’ll pass next time.
Eureka! Fresno Fig Burger – 5 stars
It’s only 5 stars (the max) because I can’t actually give it 7 or 10 or a bazillion because my own structure. (I know I gave Maple & Motor’s onion rings 7 out of 5, but that’s only because onion rings are officially on my list to review – I can do anything I want on unofficial things).
But seriously. This. Burger. Salivating. Dreaming about it. I very nearly order a second burger just to keep eating it!
Usually when I order a burger, I cut it half, take a few bites to get the gist, and then eat only the parts I love (which means, I don’t eat the bun). And even then, I typically only have room for half the burger, and I take the rest for leftovers (yum).
But this one, I devoured the thing. I sucked the tips of my fingers that got coated in the perfectly gloopy goat cheese and surprising fig spread. I’m pretty sure you could have easily mistaken me for Meg Ryan in the coffee shop scene in When Harry met Sally.
I don’t know if this is the best burger on the menu, because I’ve only had two of them. But damn it’s tasty.
It’s perfectly balanced. You can taste each topping without one taking over the other and the flavor of the patty is so juicy, so noticeable, that I’m drooling right now as I type.
So far, this is the best burger I’ve had in Dallas.
Where will I go from here?
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