BY ILENE JACOBS
BEST CREATIVE BURGER
Its mind-blowing burger options and cult following earned this burger joint a spot on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Moreover, what started as a gourmet burger haven in Deep Ellum has now grown into over 10 DFW locations with more on the way. What makes these burgers special is the patty which can be made with everything from black Angus beef, poultry and black beans to an assortment of exotic wild game like kangaroo, ostrich and camel. You can customize your own burger with the myriad of home-made condiments and toppings to choose from. Or choose one of the burger configurations on the menu—like the sexy Hawaiian with jalapeno jack cheese, teriyaki sauce, pineapple salsa and prosciutto. The possibilities are unlimited, no matter how you twist it, Twisted Root has something for everyone’s taste buds.
BEST VEGETARIAN BURGER
Twisted Root Burger Company is famous around Dallas for its hamburgers and shakes. The hamburgers come any way you like them, but few people know that means they can be vegetarian too. Twisted Root’s black bean burger is served just like the rest – on a whole wheat bun with tomato, lettuce and onion on the side. You can then add toppings like garlic mushrooms or Cheez Whiz if you so desire. Your black bean burger can even be served in a bowl, which essentially means it is served on top of a salad.