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Hello, SandBurgs: They're Chicken-Frying Bacon at Burleson's New Burger Joint

The other day I was trolling about Burleson when a new burger joint called SandBurgs (that's sandwiches and burgers) caught my attention. I felt like something special was going on inside, and again, my instincts were spot on. SandBurgs, it turns out, chicken-fries bacon. Yes, they take thick slices of bacon, dredge their blessed little souls in flour, and fry 'em.

Daniel Hill, originally from Aledo, opened this joint just a month ago. He previously spent some time in the Saltgrass circuit and currently owns The Porch in Burleson. He obviously knows a thing or two about gluttony.

Let's go through their namesake SandBurger (photo above) layer by layer. She starts with a sweet sourdough bread, which is made at a bakery in Houston. The fluffy buns are slathered in butter and swiped across a grill for a toast.

Then, thick slices of ham and turkey are lightly grilled and layered with American and Swiss cheese, which quickly coalesce into one tipsy stack. Below that is an 80/20 hand-formed, 8-ounce beef patty, which is fresh, never frozen and cooked to order.

Tomatoes, lettuce, onion and pickles lay at the bottom of the burger like lazy, fat veggies soaking up grease and a bit of the secret "come back" sauce.

Two slices of the aforementioned chicken-fried bacon are then perched like a crown atop the prettiest girl at the Burleson County Fair. (Don't comment if there's not one. I really don't care.)

They also chicken-fry fresh-cut fries. Then, you can build your own boat of fried gluttony by topping the thick taters with cheese, bacon, ranch, Buffalo (sauce and blue cheese crumbles), nacho or chili-cheese. I got bacon and ranch (photo below).

The horrible thing about all this is doesn't feel like a grease bender. The food is fresh and while the ingredients are rich and fatty, they don't leave you feeling like you just rubbed a HotPocket on your face (I'm looking at you, brisket fried pie).

They also have salads, which ... Whatever. But, the pics look good. Let's say you have to take your friends to SandBurgs three days in a row and on the third day you also have to take a cholesterol test and your life hangs in the balance based on the results, then, sure, a salad would do (pansy).

The queen of the county fair up there comes in at $8. I would say half of a burger is a meal, but then people would yell it me that it is not, in fact, for sharing. They also make fresh tortillas every morning for their breakfast tacos.

Check SandBurgs' site for specifics. SandBurgs opens at 7 a.m. daily and closes at 9 p.m., except on Sundays they close at 3 p.m. They're located at 130 NW Newton Drive, just off Main Street.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.