Posts Tagged ‘In-N-Out’


Posted by    |    May 10th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Who is excited? Who is totally freaking out? Who wants to run in the opposite direction and scream “VIVA VILLAGE BURGER BAR” at the top of their lungs?

Dallas does a damn fine burger, but there is just no comparison to the miraculous fast food dining experience that is the illustrious In-N-Out.

Speaking as a Californian, I’m nervous. Very. Nervous. The good thing about In-N-Out being thousands of miles away, (as will be the case for the next 16 hours) was that I could only eat it about three times a year during visits to the homeland, docking my calories at bay, and tricking my taste buds into special sauce hibernation. Now that In-N-Out is grabbing hold of the Metroplex with its perfectly cut fries and beautifully buttered buns, I can’t even begin to imagine how many late nights will end with a “Hey…let’s go to In-N-Out.” (more…)

No April-fooling here

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I am glad that today’s date is the 20th of September, and not the 1st of April, because if people were kidding about this, I would be swimming in a vat of Neapolitan shake heartache. The Dallas Observer has just reported that In-N-Out is making its way to Fort Worth mid-2011. Now I just need to know the exact date for tent-pitching purposes.


Posted by    |    August 31st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I love burgers.  You love burgers.  Everyone loves burgers.  One would think Dallas could never have too many burger places.  But now that In-N-Out Burger plans to open several locations in the Metroplex, I’m starting to think we’re “over-burgered.”

 I know, I know.  Everyone who has been fortunate enough to travel to California and down an In-N-Out Burger nearly bursts with excitement at the thought of being able to get one right across the street.  After all, they are beloved by a mixture of Hollywood stars.  Jay Mohr, for example, was supposed to guest host The Jim Rome Show but ran late because the drive-thru at In-N-Out Burger was backed up.  John Mayer, Hank Azaria, Ashley Tisdale, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have all twittered about it or been photographed by the paparazzi going through the drive through.  And now Zagat’s has named In-N-Out Burger the number two (behind Five Guys Burgers and Fries) burger in the country.

But I’m beginning to fear a severe beef shortage!  A quick search of produced 1,312 burger places just within the city limits of Dallas.  And it’s not so much the fast food burgers that are filling space.  The latest droves of “fast casual” burger chains is enough to make the head spin:

  • Fatburger
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Mooyah Burgers and Fries
  • Jake’s
  • Scotty P’s
  • Fuddrucker’s
  • Cheddar’s
  • Smashburger
  • Red Robin
  • Steak N Shake

And the smaller chains including as the Village Burger Bar, Twisted Root, Goff’s, Chip’s, Burgeusa Burger finish off the list.

I, of course, will withhold judgment of In-N-Out Burger until I try one.  I did the same when Krystal Burger came to town.  Not too exciting.  Maybe it’s my White Castle upbringing that scews my opinion.