100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 97: The Grass-Fed Burger at Hunky's (Yes, Really)

One of the city's best grass-fed burgers is served by Hunky's. Who knew?
One of the city's best grass-fed burgers is served by Hunky's. Who knew? Beth Rankin
Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.

Hunky's is a straightforward kinda place: Order your burger and a shake at the counter, grab a seat in the kitschy-cool vintage-vibe dining room and prepare for a no-muss, no-fuss meal of American classics. There's nothing artisanal or gourmet or high-end about it. So imagine our surprise when we found one of the city's best grass-fed burgers on Hunky's special board.

The Strauss Stockyards burger ($9.95) comes with a pre-formed 8-oz. grass-finished patty of beef produced with no hormones or antibiotics. Top it with your cheese of choice (American, forever) and toppings and try not to look too surprised when they ask how you'd like your burger cooked.

When it arrives at your table, the resulting burger is perfectly cooked and impossibly juicy. It also comes on a wheat bun from Village Baking Co., and when you finish this gorgeous burger, you may find yourself yearning to go grass-fed on every subsequent Hunky's visit.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
Contact: Beth Rankin