Thursday, January 3, 2008

Best Burger in Fort Worth

Tonight, we (MLH, Pam O, Michael O, and myself) went to see Charlie Wilson's War. Afterwards, we were to meet some mutual friends, Totila and Lynn, to experience “the best burger in the Metroplex” at the Love Shack at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

So, off we went to the stockyards. We found the Love Shack. We went in…and quickly realized there was no freakin’ roof…and just a couple of fires in the middle of the eating area by which to keep warm. I quickly called calf rope – “This is NOT going to work for me.” It was very cold, like in the low 40’s, and I’ve been sick. My cohorts quickly agreed the time was ripe to leave – so, off we went to the next “best burger in the Metroplex” at Dutch's Hamburgers, in the TCU district.

Little do you know that in the very recent past, I’ve become a Pappas Burger fan. Pappas serves an amazing burger, people. But I’m a-tellin’ you, folks, Dutch’s beats Pappas all to heck. I could not believe it. Dutch’s hamburger buns were absolutely delightful. Onion rings, old fashioned, piled high in the basket (yup, basket.) French fries, made from scratch. It was great.

We sure enjoyed visiting with our friends – and when we were leaving (as usual, one of the last groups to leave the joint), I catch a glimpse of a guy putting on his jacket*, and crack up. And of course, we have to get him to pose for us. (Thanks, PamO, for having your trusty camera ready!)

So, here’s MLH, goofing around for the camera.

Here, MLH coaxes the Enzyte smile out of the jacket guy. (Somehow, the jacket guy's smile looks more sincere than MLH's, don't ya think?) Michael O’s comment to MLH concerning the entire episode?

“You’re standing next to Viagra and all you can get up is your thumb?”

Such are the days of my life.

*Gwynne- BTW, girl - I get the NASCAR/jacket connection. No explanation necessary.;)


catd264 said...

Sounds like you had fun. Some times you just have to get away and have some fun.

Rach said...

Yummy! I want a hamburger now hehe!

i beati said...

Did you enjoy Charlie Wilson's war??

Mom Next Door said...

okay, that last comment was fun.nee. :) and of course! you can mention me if ya want. ;)

Janie said...

Cat - we did have fun. So much fun, we're not home yet!

Rach - I wish you were here.

Sandy - we did enjoy it (though it was, ummmm, pretty racy in parts) - the movie overall was good.

Mels - Thank you ma'am, from Michael O. I'll blog link ya, chica!

Gwynne said...

Janie, you read my mind, but seriously, that's the first person I've seen brave enough to display his support on his person. ;-) And no, I don't know who drives for Viagra. I'm not that into NASCAR! 8-}

totila said...

A couple of days later I went back to the Love Shack with Michael O and Ernest T Jackson. The weather was beautifully warm and the Love Burger was considerably better than Dutch's.

Sure glad we got to see you.

Janie said...

Gwynne - I knew you'd get a kick out of that one...we sort of have similar tastes in NAscar humor...

Totila - I'm glad that burger was good. Next time we come in, we'll have to try it out!!