Blues Burgers' King Rings

Restaurant Review: Blues Burgers

Dallas gets another temple to gourmet ground beef sandwiches.

At this new temple dedicated to gourmet burgers, consider making a meal out of the sides and starters. You easily could and maybe should. The King Rings are fresh slices of onion battered with buttermilk. Dip them in the Sriracha ketchup. The Bad Pennies are tater tots with jalapeño bits, wrapped in bacon, deep-fried, and covered in cheddar cheese. Pair them with one of the local beers on tap or a non-alcoholic refreshment from Oak Cliff Beverage Works. But, yes, Blues also does a spectacular job of topping grilled patties of premium Angus beef with items such as fried bologna, fried eggs, bacon, and caramelized onions. (A robust veggie burger called the Bella Bella Baby—a grilled portobello mushroom with a balsamic glaze, provolone, roasted tomatoes, red onion, baby spinach, and basil pesto aioli—will even satisfy friends who don’t eat meat.) The star of the show is The HMF. Slices of applewood-smoked bacon, ghost pepper cheese, grilled jalapeños, grilled onion, and spicy house-made Thousand Island dressing obscure the 6-ounce burger. If you’re feeling decadent, upgrade the regular patty to their short rib for only $2. The kitchen turns out righteous fried pies and, on Friday evenings, they host live blues bands. 

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