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

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
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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Another look-see for good measure.


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17 comments
ObserverFan
ObserverFan

Not gonna lie, I had to Google maps Burleson, TX. That shit looks FAR!

Suzanne Hill
Suzanne Hill

By the way all...eating at SanBurgs--it's worth your drive if you live in Dallas! Come see us...there is more to do in Burleson than you think. :)

Suzhill
Suzhill

Thank you Laura for your great article about SandBurgs! We appreciate the compliments and hope that you visit us again for some great food!

jd
jd

Sandburg's has quickly become the best burger in Burleson. Yes, I know, that's like saying it won beauty queen at Wal-mart, but still, this place rivals any of the top burgers in Fort Worth or Dallas. Not saying it's the best, but it's up there.   Regarding Longoria's - if you haven't, you should.  Best sausage in Texas hands-down.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

To attend the Burleson county fair, you would have to first drive about 2/3rds of the way to Houston.  Burleson, TX has neither a county fair or located in Burleson county. 

The more you know!

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

Freshly made tortillas can cure a litany of sins.  Why would a young writer whose present career is documenting the food scene for the "Dallas" Observer be trolling Bedford?  I feel shunned.  This kind of geographical expansion of your mandate calls for additional staff writers.

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

Their sign boasts 'Hand-made quality beef"...

Hand made beef???? WTF?

Mervis
Mervis

We here in Bedford wish she would troll us but.....there is nothing troll-worthy out here.

Now Burleson......whole other story.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Believe it or not, people reside outside of Dallas proper. Nor are writers required to have a Passport to visit the burbs. I for one appreciate reading about something outside of the typical 5-mile diameter bubble.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

I'm a regular road-tripper. 

I hated to give the tortillas just one little line at the bottom, b/c that is pretty enticing. But, I didn't try them. I was there at dinner-ish. I bet they do, in fact, cure things. 

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

 Yes, I do get beyond 635 on occasion, but I don't have a GPS talking or otherwise, so a lot of this time is sightseeing while lost.  I should have used one of those little do-hickey's at the end of the sentence for "tongue in cheek" but I have zero knowledge of these hieroglyphics.  I would probably road trip it more but my visits to my sister in plano and the Allen center in Allen were not encouraging.  I'm more of a Hill Country/West Texas (try the Burton Cafe if you are going from Austin to Houston or vice versa) and bay fisherperson, though it sounds like Burleson might deserve a look.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Figured you read about it on dfw.com Chowtown like I did...too far South fer me, I reckon.

Next time your out that way run by Longoria's Q and tell us about their brisket sausage..(they didn't want to show DDD how to make it)

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

 Brisket sausage.  Now that's a worthy destination.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sure you heard about it, Capn Douche hair wanted to put them on DDD and make their sausage on the show..they (Longoria's) told him NO dice on seeing the recipe...so they (DDD) decided not to put them on the show.  That's when they went to the Taste of Russia or whatever.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

I found out about it b/c I was there for bball tourny. 

Brisket sausage? 

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