I am excited to have started venturing across Texas in my quest for the best burgers around. After announcing a recent trip to Dallas, a friend of mine in Ft. Worth suggested their burgers were worth trying. I took his dare and challenged him to pick a place for us to meet so I could experience a "Cowtown" Burger.
After careful consideration, he presented Rodeo Goat as our burger destination. That name alone made me curious, and looking at their menu convinced me he had made the right Ft. Worth selection. Located in the historic warehouse district, the Hill Country industrial decor is quite inviting, as is their awesome patio. Add great burgers (meat fresh ground on-premises several times a day), along with a stellar craft beer and whiskey selection, and I knew I was in store for a real treat.
Of course, the shining stars here are their unique and creative hamburgers. Take mine for example - The Whiskey Burger. Fresh ground thick and juicy patty, Irish whiskey cheddar, bourbon-candied bacon, blackberry compote and whole-grain mustard. This was quite the contrast in flavors. I am generally not a mustard fan, but our server told me that the mustard would not over-power the meat, and might add to my culinary enjoyment. On my next visit, while quite good, I will forego the mustard.
The Whiskey Burger was cooked to near perfection at medium. The juiciness came directly from their charring the patty on the outside, holding those juices hostage. The freshly baked (chewy & soft) bun, along with hand-cut fries, completed this burger adventure. The atmosphere is just so darn cool, and contributed to a great afternoon of hamburgers with a buddy. I'd give Rodeo Goat a thumbs up for creativity, location, atmosphere, selection, and for the burgers themselves!
Next stop in Cowtown - Kincaids' original Camp Bowie Location!
Cheers to Eating More Burgers!