Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Food Day - Burger Pop in Seagoville

I am not a high class foodie.  But as Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy said, "Food is essential to life, therefore make it good."  And so I will share what I find in the area that is good.  And sometimes maybe what is not so good.

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We shall kick this off with the search for great burgers.  And this newish place close to home in Seagoville has opened to rave reviews from the locals.



Burger Pop is in a narrow shopping center space in the strip mall in front of the Seagoville Walmart.  Same strip as La Pradera, Napoli's and Pay Less Shoes, if that helps.  The sign is small and easy to miss.

But don't miss it.  In short, tasty burgers cooked to order and really nice fresh-cut fries…

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Inside is cozy, but feels like a local burger joint should.  Lunch and dinner crowds fill the place but I have only carried my food out.  If you think "Seagoville People" you will find them here.  I don't know what that means, but it fits.

I like any place with an open cooking area.  The folks seem nice and haven't messed up a burger for me yet.

The burgers… Burger patties are all nicely seasoned 1/2 pounders, so it is a meaty burger on a nice size and good quality bun.  Most importantly, the buns are nicely toasted and hold together.  Nothing fancy, just a good burger.
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There are cheese options (American, cheddar or Swiss) as well as jalapeño, mushrooms, bacon, chili, guacamole, pineapple and ham.  Ranch dressing joins the normal condiments.

The hand-cut fresh french fries are very nice, if you like that style.  Much better in my opinion than typical fast-food fries.  Of course, just like any fries, if you let them get cold, that is your own loss.
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Kids meals are a bit pricey at $5.25, but are probably the best deal considering the inclusion of a nice-size bunch of fries and a 16 oz drink.   Joshua is a fan of the mini corn dogs.  To save money, Renee and I tend to just order burgers and share Joshua's fries.  Don't tell him though.
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And, for non-burger-eaters, there seem to be enough options.  Chicken sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteaks, Club sandwiches, salads etc.  See the menus below.  You can get a turkey burger and tell me all about it.

OK, so it isn't much pricier than a Whataburger (and I love some Whataburger), but these are some serious burgers.  Not gourmet, not a fancy name, but good for the eating.  And I would even give them a slight edge over Wings.

I will definitely take Burger Pop over any fast food chain burger, but no drive-through and long wait can be inconvenient.  Calling ahead for takeout orders is recommended.

Menu
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Survey says … Thumbs up.  If you like burgers, you will probably like these burgers.  Burger Pop feels local in a way that the chains like Five Guys can't (for better or for worse).

Pros:
Tasty Burgers with other food options
Open kitchen
Small town feel

Cons:
Can be a long wait
Small space
No drive through

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Next up, I'm hearing good things about Paradise Burger in Kaufman.

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