The Weekly Dish: What's happening, Daddio?

Double goat cheese burger with fries   Photo by Brandi Haskett

 Offering quality burgers, fries and shakes in a laid back atmosphere, Daddio's Burger, created in 2013 by Novrozsky's owner, Dave Jones, is located in former GEO Burrito building on the corner of Calder and Lucas

Keeping it all natural

From the shakes to the sauces, Daddio’s prides itself on specialty homemade items. They also use fresh, never frozen Nolan Ryan All-Natural Beef patties. According to their website, Nolan Ryan’s beef is produced with your health in mind. It all starts with the Texas cattle. They are grass fed and do not receive any hormone or antibiotics within 100 days of harvest. For those seeking a healthier alternative to traditional beef burgers, they also offer buffalo burgers. Buffalo meat has half the fat, calories and cholesterol of beef.

Customers can choose between three types of buns — egg with sesame seeds, whole wheat, and jalapeno cheese — baked fresh in small batches by a bakery in Houston. Even the fries are hand-cut from select potatoes. Dress the fries up with parmesan truffle, or chili and cheese for the ultimate experience. Shakes, malts and old-fashioned floats are also available and created using hand-dipped — not soft serve — Blue Bell vanilla or chocolate ice cream. They really go the extra mile to ensure quality.

Daddio’s offers “the basic burger,” which is anything but. Even a burger with normal dressings such as lettuce, tomatoes and cheese tastes spectacular when the patty is made from their all-natural beef.

For those you who want to take it up a notch, Daddio’s favorite burgers are also offered. Classic bacon cheddar, avocado Swiss, Diablo, chili, and fried egg burgers are offered to keep things interesting and your taste buds happy. They even offer a black bean burger, a delicious substitute for vegetarians.

It’s not all about the beef, or buffalo either. Daddio’s serves up a pretty fly yard bird, as well. Chicken sandwiches are made from premium, juicy, marinated 6-ounce chicken breast and dressed with avocados, mushrooms or bacon. Try the homemade chipotle sauce for an added zing!

Not into burgers or sandwiches? No problem, Daddio’s has got you covered with their fresh, crispy salads. Green romaine mixed with tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onion and cheddar cheese will ease any hunger pangs. Add chicken, avocado and bacon if you are feeling adventurous. Seasonal beers, along with familiar brands, are also offered to patrons.

What we ate

Double Goat Cheese Burger with Fries – Goat cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon, chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato and purple onion. We aren’t going to lie: The idea of “a goat cheese burger” was a little intimidating. But rest assured, this burger was the bomb! The creamy goat cheese was wonderful with the texture of the patties and thick jalapeno bun. You can really tell these patties are different from any other in town, and they are delicious! The slight bitterness of the cheese paired beautifully with the zesty homemade chipotle sauce. This gourmet burger is unique and a must-try. The hand-cut fries were very hearty and a nice addition with the sandwich.

Daddio Salad – House salad of Romaine, grape tomatoes, purple onions and cheese mixed with pieces of crispy apple-wood smoked bacon, avocado slices and chicken breast. They use the same succulent chicken on their sandwiches. The combination of the crunchy bacon, tender chicken and smooth avocado slices was mouthwatering. This salad is serious and nutritious.

 

Swing on by

Daddio’s is open seven days a week, and only closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter. You can always phone-in orders, or try the new online ordering, and then swing by the drive-thru for pick-up. They are the premier place for gourmet burgers, fries and shakes. We recommend giving this place a try and don’t forget to get homemade cookie!

 

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