Just under the radar, there’s been a whole lot of burgering going on at Armoury D.E.
Every Friday for several weeks now, Elm Street's Hungarian-inspired bar has released a new cheeseburger into the wild. They're out there, roaming. There's been a pulverized shrimp burger. Ham resting under the shade of a double cheeseburger. Out there in the wilds of Elm Street, you may have spotted a burger named after Rocky Balboa.
The flagship cheeseburger at Armoury, a griddled short rib and brisket blend with shards of four-year-aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and house pickles, is one of the most consistent and delicious sandwiches in Dallas. It’s called the Damn Burger — and it’s damn good. The specials Armoury runs, however, are like extraordinary J.K. Rowling novels: smart, fun, fleeting and full of monsters.
We caught wind of these burgers from Facebook, but otherwise, they’ve been sailing under the radar in a city that's brimming with burgers.
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“We’re trying to keep it kind of laid back and interesting," co-owner Peter Novotny says. Each Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there’s a new burger, some topped with Armoury's staggeringly-good cheeses. They’ll cost you $9.
“I’m sure we’ll have a Dallas Cowboys burger soon,” Novotny says. "This week's burger doesn't have a name yet." He does know it will feature seared lamb and be topped with a Tzatziki sauce, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula and red onions. In other words, keep an eye on this burger special.
Here are photos are some of the burgers of Armoury's Friday series. Can we get a Burgers of Armoury D.E. 12-month calendar?
Armoury D.E., 2714 Elm St.