I'm a big fan of local celeb chef Tim Love. You've probably seen him all over Food Network, Top Chef, really anywhere that there's a camera. Hubby and I were fortunate enough to enjoy New Year's Eve dinner at his Lonesome Dove restaurant in Fort Worth a couple of years ago. We've been to the original Love Shack in the Fort Worth Stockyards, we've been to the Love Shack So 7 on Fort Worth's West 7th Street, and today I completed the Love Shack trifecta. I had a morning deposition on the north side of the square in Denton that concluded just in time for lunch and so I had an excuse to visit (alone, sadly) the newest Love Shack, located just east of the square.
I ordered my Love Shack fav, the single dirty love burger, along with an order of onion rings and an iced tea. The burger was yummy, although I think it was cooked slightly short of the medium doneness described on the menu, just a touch too pink for my taste, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Love Shack burger patties are made from a 50/50 combination of ground sirloin and brisket, and the dirty love burger is dressed with crispy bacon, melted cheese, a quail egg, the signature Love sauce, and the usual hamburger condiments.
The onion rings are the superthin kind that I love, well seasoned, and enough for an entire family. I took home the leftovers and snacked on them all afternoon. Although I'll never complain about an all-day onion ring snack, an individual serving size would be a nice menu addition.
Service and atmosphere are very friendly and Denton cool ... think Austin lite ... since it was weekday lunchtime I wasn't too out of place despite my dearth of ink and body piercings. When I asked for the check, my server offered a to-go iced tea. I know it's sort of a simple thing, but I love that considerate touch, when my server at lunch on a business day offers some carry-out caffeine to keep me awake through the afternoon.
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