Burgers steal show at the Rodeo

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Jamie Kuntz, A&E Editor

 

Candied bacon?! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Sugar Burger. -Photo courtesy of Rodeo Goat
Candied bacon?! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Sugar Burger.
-Photo courtesy of Rodeo Goat

One of the great things about living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is that you never have to go far to find a good burger. But there is one restaurant that has burgers so delicious that they seem more like works of art than just “good food” – and I thought so even before DFW.com named it the winner of its third annual Best Burger challenge.

Rodeo Goat, located in downtown Fort Worth off of West 7th, is a newer restaurant that serves mainly – you guessed it – burgers. However, the burgers on this menu are unlike anything you have ever seen before, so make sure you’re feeling adventurous when you decide to visit.

The Sugar Burger features candied bacon and grilled peaches, while the Salted Sow brings back a wave of Rome-sickness with its Italian sausage, prosciutto, basil leaves

and mozzarella. But the real star of the menu is the Caca Oaxaca, which is made with beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, queso fresco, Tabasco mayo and a fried egg on top.

The first time I visited, I spent a good ten minutes reading over the menu in awe before deciding on the Blue Goat burger, which is slathered in garlic-herb mayo, bleu cheese slaw and caramelized onions.

I opted for the healthier turkey burger, which (unlike a lot of turkey burgers) tasted just as good as its ground-beef counterpart.

My sister and I tried each other’s burgers, and we couldn’t tell which one was turkey and which one was beef. If a turkey burger still isn’t healthy enough for you, there are some pretty delicious-looking salads on the menu as well (though, as a burger fanatic, I must confess that I have never tried any of them).

The drink menu is also pretty fantastic – there aren’t too many wine options, but there are a few interesting cocktails and a variety of beers to choose from. A must-try is the Moontang, which is made with Fitch’s Goat moonshine blended with Tang and a few other secret ingredients. Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ,Monday through Friday.

Though Rodeo Goat is a little farther away from campus than most students would like to travel, trust me – these burgers are worth the trip.

Rodeo Goat 2836 Bledsoe / St. Fort Worth, TX 76107

 

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