Author Archives: Leo Kapusta
As 2012 nears its end, I thought I’d take some time to reflect upon the things I most appreciate about Dallas — a personal ‘best of’ list if you will. Bear in mind, my world is very small these days with a 2 year old, a wife, and a day job, so my list might seem pretty modest compared to yours.
Still reeling from my Hopdoddy buzz (acquired only 30 hours earlier), I visited Dallas-based Liberty Burger. The concepts are similar — locally sourced, minimally processed beef, bison, chicken and turkey — but Liberty Burger has its unique twist on the burger patty: a blend of tenderloin, chuck and brisket.
The Dallas gourmet burger market is heating up with the recent opening of Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Born in Austin, Hopdoddy’s short history dates back to 2010.
Like many other burger joints of its kind, Hopdoddy’s focus is on quality beef (Premium Gold Angus), bison and other meat from livestock raised without antibiotics or hormones. At the bar, you’ll find regionally produced beers on tap and other libations.
I’ve enjoyed the pizza at Besa’s Pizza & Pasta plenty of times for dinner, but for some reason, it never occurred to me until last week to go for lunch. That’s too bad because I missed out on years of great lunch deals.
There are plenty of pizza joints near my Addison office. Many offer good lunch specials, but none quite as good as Besa’s.