Life On A Bun: #1 An Introduction

Dale's Revenge   at Pints & Quarts in Dallas. Photo: Chris Durbin

Dale's Revenge at Pints & Quarts in Dallas. Photo: Chris Durbin

If there's one thing I love: it's hamburgers. I could eat them everyday. I'm sure my life expectancy would take a hit, but if the burgers are good I might make the sacrifice.

I own multiple burger related shirts.

Born to Grill   by Tony Riff. Buy it  HERE .

Born to Grill by Tony Riff. Buy it HERE.

I even follow a few "burger-porn" accounts on Instagram. I'm not ashamed.

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Follow BURGER DUDES on Instagram.

As you can see, I take my burgers very seriously. I've decided to chronicle my beef (or maybe something exotic) odyssey here. This is my Life On A Bun! Don't you just love movies and TV shows where they say the title? We're trying that with blogs.

I figure the best place to start is with my latest obsession: Dale's Revenge at Pints and Quarts in Dallas.

Just look at that thing... Photo: Chris Durbin

Just look at that thing... Photo: Chris Durbin

Here's what Dale is packing:

  • Quarter Pound Patty
  • Crispy Onion Strings
  • Habanero Cheese
  • Chunky Guac
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Dale's Secret Sauce
  • all on a Toasted Potato Bun

This burger took me by surprise. I'm normally not a guacamole person AT ALL. I wouldn't eat it on chips let alone on a burger. If a sandwich comes topped with avocado it's probably going on the ground, that's how much I dislike avocado. On any normal day I would have chosen something different on the menu, but the rest of the toppings just sounded sooo good I couldn't pass it up. Worse case scenario my wife would just scrape it off an viola! - dinner for two (kidding). Willing to try most things once, I dove in. That guac that I so often avoid paired perfectly with the thick peppered bacon and wonderfully seasoned patty. The guac itself, which to my taste is so often a flavorless void of mush, was so chock full of garlic and onion-y goodness and a healthy sprinkle of salt that I might even consider eating it alone. And that bacon?!? None of that thin, over cooked crispy business here. These are thick, tender slices of bacon. The kind of bacon you wished they'd fashion snap bracelets out of so you could snack on the go. The onion strings, always a favorite on a burger, added a nice change in texture to balance out the soft, creamy aforementioned guac (I feel like I'm saying guac a lot). The cheese was melty and just kind of melded with the secret sauce adding a nice little layer of heat. That tower of power was capped with a nicely toasted potato bun with just the right amount of crunch and chew.

I'm obsessed! Dale's Revenge serves as a turning point in my burger journey. I'll definitely be more apt to try guacamole on a burger, although it might be hard to live up to that first, and second, impression (I went back for another one the following week.) 

Pints & Quarts can be found at 5434 Ross Ave. Dallas Texas 75206

For those of you closer to downtown Dallas, P&Q will be coming to the Oak Lawn area soon!

Posted on January 12, 2018 and filed under Life On A Bun.