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Crazy shakes and two-handed burgers from NYC’s Black Tap headed to Dallas. Here’s what to expect.

NYC burger-and-crazy-shake purveyor Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer sends word today that they’ll  open in Dallas’ Victory Park development later this year.

Their original SoHo restaurant debut rocketed their two-handed burgers and towering milkshakes to the most Instagrammed restaurant in New York City at the time. The menu, originally created by Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori, offered more than a dozen burgers and signature “Crazy Shakes,” outrageous milkshakes stacked with toppings like birthday cake, lollipops, cotton candy, Pop-Tarts and Fruity Pebbles.

“With the city booming and continual demand from our fans for a Texas location, it’s the perfect time for us to open,” says Owner Chris Barish, who opened the long-gone Martini Ranch in Plano years ago.

When Black Tap opened its Las Vegas restaurant in 2018, inside The Venetian resort, I was mostly nonplussed. I featured Black Tap in my monthly Dallas Morning News travel column about Las Vegas. The burgers were just okay, the shakes were too much of everything. When I revisited a year later, the burgers and shakes were excellent. When the Black Tap opens here, YMMV too. The owners have brought on a big-deal NYC PR firm to speed the Dallas launch, so at least they have fire power behind them here.

In the mean time, you’ll find equally crazy shakes here, which also operates a burger-and-crazy-shake kind of place in both Dallas and Las Vegas.

photo: Black Tap

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