In the Deep Ellum district of downtown Dallas there is a burger place called, Twisted Root Burger Co. I am not the first to write about it and I definitely will not be the last. Even Guy Fieri found this place before I did. None the less it is worth putting out there for the less fortunate whom have not tasted a burger from this establishment.
Dallas restaurants have a different dynamic. They can grow their business without loosing that small hole in the wall feel. They're not chains and they don't sell out, they're just business savvy and they know when they have a good product. Just because a place has more than one location doesn't mean you should stereotype it as a chain - I am guilty of this sometimes. Take In-N-Out for instance. They are coming to Dallas and they are going to build a meat production factory here so they stay true to themselves which means never freezing their meat. I just spelled meat like meet twice in a row and had to go back and change it, anyways.
So Dallas, I leave you with this - support your local business'. Support the small hole in the walls, support "mom and pop places", stay away from the chains. Go to the Farmers Market avoid the Tom Thumb. If you do these things you will be able to try something different, something fresher, usually something better and for sure something fun.
For those that don't know: I'm going back to Cali, Cali, Cali....I am transferring out to Carlsbad, CA where I will continue to write, so that when you come visit, you can say - "Anthony I want to go to Santana's so I can get one of those California Burritos!"
Adios Dallas, it's been swell.