Haystack Burgers & Barley opened up in Richardson a couple of weeks ago. When I first read an article about this burger joint, I was intrigued by this restaurant and one particular item on the menu. I also thought, “Does DFW really need another burger joint?” I was in the area one day following a trip to Dallas, so I stopped in and grabbed a bite to eat.
The menu item that intrigued me so much was the Chicken Fried Burger with jalapeno-bacon gravy. For those that regularly follow my blog, you know the fastest way to my heart is to deep-fry something. The idea of a fried hamburger is enough to send my heart into palpitations, but then this place wants to go over the top and add jalapeno-bacon gravy? As I waited in line to order the burger, I felt like a young man about to go on his first date. I nervously ordered the burger along with an order of the fresh cut fries and the haystack onions.
After a short wait, my burger and sides arrived. The chicken fried burger was very good, but it was a little messy and I had to eat it with a fork. The bun had a sweet flavor to it that was a nice pairing with the gravy. The fries were better than average and I was particularly fond of the house-made chipotle ketchup. As good as the burger was, the real winner here was the side of haystack onions. They were perfectly seasoned and had a delicious crispy batter. I am not sure what ingredients were in the dipping sauce the onions were served with, but it was tasty and had a nice kick to it. All this delicious grub was washed down with pineapple-lemon-orange iced tea. Although somewhat unusual tasting, it was very refreshing.
|The fresh cut fries were terrific|
|I was a big fan of the haystack onions!|
Haystack Burgers and Barley