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Trinity Groves chefs Julian Rodarte and Aubrey Murphy launch Nitro Burger with one of the city’s best $8 burgers ever


Anyone who’s been to Beto & Son in Trinity Groves knows Julian Rodarte (the “son” in the equation) turns out brilliant Tex-Mex —and the burgers at his newest spot, Nitro Burger, are worthy of the same adulation.

The basic formula here is simple: double-stacked ground brisket patties, smash-griddled until their lacy edges crisp, set into the palm of a soft Martin’s potato bun. Then chef (and TG culinary director) Aubrey Murphy steps in with the fancy ingredients: bacon jam, a punchy “Nitro” sauce, griddled onions, melted cheese, even brisket burnt ends smoked low and slow overnight. The guy knows his way around a burger.

All but one of Nitro’s burgers clock in at just $6 to $8. The basic $6 Nitro burger (American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions Nitro sauce, Martin’s potato bun) and the $8 Three Little Pigs (that’s the pic above, which adds bacon, bacon jam and bacon aoli) are both terrific. But the burger you’re not going to pry from a list of DFW’s Best Burgers is the Meltdown.

The Meltdown is a perfect $8 burger, stacked tall with those crisp-edged patties, gooey American cheese, griddled onions and Nitro sauce. Aubrey and Rodarte then boost a classic patty melt one octave higher, employing two round disks of buttered Texas Toast as the burger’s bookends. You can add fries and splurge on one of Nitro’s liquid nitro-frozen boozy ice cream drinks if you’re feeling extra.

Or you could follow us a few steps west to Beto & Son and order a couple of the city’s best Margaritas. With Rodarte now CEO of Trinity Groves, expect even more good things to follow.

Check out Nitro Burger’s menu above.

3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas

 

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