LYD Recommendation: Twisted Root Burger Company is the Dallas hub for grillin’ up a unique, juicy, and flavorful burger with either beef or bird! Build your own or order one of their specialities so your burger (or even hot dog!) experience can be as close to perfect as possible! Hit up Twisted Root for Happy Hour for ice cold beer, house-made Margaritas, Bloody Mary’s. And there’s even a Root Beer Float made with homemade root beer and ice cream on the menu! The original Twisted Root Burger Co. in Deep Ellum has been flippin’ fancy patties for over a decade but there are now locations in Richardson, Fairview, SMU’s Campus, Roanoke, and Plano for you to get your burger on!
Cheeseburgers, check; turkey burgers, check; venison, elk, ostrich, emu, boar, antelope, lamb, or spicy veggie, all CHECK. Twisted Root Burger Co. will let the carnivore eat his way through the animal kingdom, if he so desires! And for the carb watchers out there, rest-assured because there’s even a burger bowl option for you! Twisted Root Burger Co. started from the collaboration of Chefs Jason Boso and Quincy Hart after they became fed up with the general acceptance of “tiny, frozen, and under-seasoned burgers”. Add on a Pastry Chef to make homemade ice cream for floats and milkshakes, and there is everything you need for some good burger eatin’! Twisted Root gives diners the ability to top on insatiable ingredients along with most of your favorites to create your own mouth-watering burger that you’ll be coming back to eat again. Choose from a variety of handmade pickles, cheeses from all around the world, sauces made from scratch, and meats that range from typical to wild game.
Start with the classic American burger and plain ol’ cheddar if you can’t wrap your head around all the different choices to make when it comes down to the brass tax-- the meat patty. All of Twisted Root’s burgers are “a 1/2 Lb. special blend of chuck and brisket meats served with lettuce, tomato and onions”. Build your own with some of their other options such as a Buffalo Burger with goat cheese, Elk Burger with grilled onions, Lamb Burger with Beer-sauteed Onions, a Turkey Burger with Chipotle sauce, or even a Veggie Burger with Guac! Twisted Root also has some Specialty Burger and Hot Dog options which come with the sauces and cheeses already atop if you need a tasty suggestion for your choosin’ ways!
Meat eaters rejoice! In these parts it’s hard to come by buffalo meat, but Twisted Root has brought a hand-held burger served with a tender, juicy, mouth-watering buffalo meat grilled perfectly. Add a sprinkling of fresh goat cheese if you’re feelin’ fancy! Moving to a wooded region of Earth’s animal kingdom, you can try a beast of an elk burger. The Elk Burger is grilled medium-well which allows the flavors of the meat to really stand it apart from your everyday hamburger meat. Adding some grilled onions and homemade pickles really give it a kick too! The Peppercorn Ranch and Bacon Burger is one of Twisted Root’s specialty burgers and it makes for a savory twist on the traditional beef burger. Whatever your meat fancy (with even Veggie Burger option), your carnivorous cravings will be satisfied after this juicy burger!
Twisted Root offers a multitude of sides to choose from complete with a Texas favorite, fried pickles. The pickles add a salt and tangy zest that compliment the savoriness of the burgers. Another golden fried option are the green beans! The fried sides are battered and deep-fried and served with their very own chipotle ranch dipping sauce. Mama always said to eat your veggies, so get ‘em how you want ‘em! Hand-cut Sweet Potato Chips, Onion Rings, or add some Twisted Fries on the side and you’ve got a grand slam all-American delight.
Twisted Root Burger Co is an eating adventure for the food enthusiast. Nothing screams “Texas!” more than some wild game meat that would even make a camo-wearin’ hunter happy. But even for the burger purists who believe in beef, Twisted Root will make a delicious and hearty burger! Twisted Root also offers ice cold draught or bottled domestic and import beer to match that daring burger your taste buds have been waiting for. Or try their in house Bloody Mary’s or Margaritas sweetened with agave syrup for Happy Hour cocktails. Pastry Chef Steve Thompson is on board to satisfy you sweet tooth, so don’t pass on dessert! The homemade Root Beer Float is there to help wash down all the goodness too! With several locations all over the Metroplex, there is no excuse not to try this mouth-watering Texas find! The chefs of Twisted Root put lots of passion and expertise into making a homemade burger something you can enjoy without lighting up the grill. Bring on the Elk!!!
Bon Appetit Y’all!
**PUBLIC DISCLAIMER** While LYD has strict rules for our restaurant candidates, we want to reserve the right to recognize some homegrown chains that were started right in our town. LYD finds a lot of enticing places and as we continue our plight to dine across Dallas, we have seen some of our favorite businesses grow! Growth of a truly top quality and community-driven establishment is something that we are nothing but ecstatic to see! Therefore when LYD visited Twisted Root Burger Co., there were 5 locations in the DFW. Since that short time ago, Twisted Root has opened a sixth location at SMU. LYD wants our faithful readers to know that we support Twisted Root Co. and applaud them for their growth. LYD will continue to abide by our 5 location rule. But when a great restaurant is out there, LYD must let the community know!