Friday, June 10, 2011

The Porch

After a couple of lackluster outings, the Burger Babes hit solid gold at The Porch in Dallas. The Porch is on Henderson, which is a great neighborhood with amazing restaurants and retail. If you aren't lucky enough to find street parking, you'll need to valet. The atmosphere both inside and out the restaurant is fun - a great place to spend time with friends.

There are really only a couple of burgers to choose from at The Porch. Most of the group ordered the cheeseburger (you choose: Cheddar, Gruyere or Blue Cheese). Amy, on the other hand, went for the Stodg Burger, a cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg. Both burgers came with your choice of fries.

After about a 15 minute wait, we received our orders and it was a thing of beauty.

The Porch absolutely knows how to make a burger. Not only did our server ask how we wanted our burgers cooked, but our burgers were actually cooked to order. They were thick and juicy with tons of flavor; the Brioche Bun was a perfect complement to the patty covered in cheddar. The condiments were classic and fresh, but you'll need to request the pickles. They won't come otherwise and you definitely don't want to miss out on these. Crunchy and flavored with horseradish, they are the perfect crisp for your burger.

You'll have a choice of fries to choose from - I recommend the sea salted fries. Good enough to forget about using ketchup.

The Burger Babes don't normally do desserts, but today was an exception. We ordered a Gooey Butter Cake and Salted Caramel & Chocolate Bread Pudding to share and it was a good decision. Both were so sinfully fabulous, but if you have to choose, go for the Gooey Butter Cake.

Overall, The Porch was a huge hit. It's a comfortable, fun place with wonderful food and excellent service. For many of the Burger Babes, the cheeseburger at The Porch broke their personal top 5. I just have to wonder can I have more than 5 in my top 5?