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Wingstop (Irving, TX)

Apparently Wingstop’s Facebook advertising worked to gain them at least one customer. I already knew I liked them because I like (boneless) wings and french fries, and they have tasty versions of both.

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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, & Shakes (Allen, TX)

I didn’t plan on going to MOOYAH. I was in Allen to catch a Champions Indoor Football league game and catch up with some old friends, as the San Angelo Bandits were in town to play the Texas Revolution. After an extra 40 minutes worth of traffic beyond the bloated time Google gave me to get to the game, I didn’t have much time to search the area and MOOYAH happened to appear while I was walking around.

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Rodeo Goat (Fort Worth, TX)

First things first: This was supposed to be a review of Dutch’s. I had occasion to go to Forth Worth twice since moving to the DFW area.Β I got free tickets (as a veteran) to the Armed Forces Bowl primarily to eat pre-game at Dutch’s, the winner of the DFW.comΒ 2015 Burger Battle. When we got there, the restaurant was closed for the week for repairs or upgrades or some other reason that did not satisfy my hunger. You can’t eat an “I’m sorry, we’re not open” sign, Dutch’s!

I then had another opportunity to go this week, but ended up at Rodeo Goat, the winner of the same competition in 2014 and the People’s Champ in 2015. It was closer to where I was, after all.

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LA Burger (Irving, TX)

I think the picture up there says so muchΒ that even I wouldn’t bother reading the things I’m typing.

I’ve been to LA Burger twice and I haven’t even ordered the burger I would normally get (the Holy Smokes) because I’ve been enticed other directions (the LA burger, sans jalapenos, and the Cali Sunshine). Hell, I may not get to the Holy Smokes the next time I go, either, as there are several other options that look amazing.

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Raising Cane’s (Irving, TX)

Raising Cane’s has a very simple menu. If you like chicken tenders and fries, you will have a good time. If you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, then you’re not likely to find something you like (unless you want to make a meal of coleslaw and Texas toast).

Of course, if you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, it’s time for some soul-searching to figure out where you went wrong in life.

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The chicken there the first time I went was amazing – both it and the crinkle-cut fries were fresh. It wasΒ one of the best baskets of chicken and fries I’ve ever had. The second time we went they weren’t as fresh and they were just average. So I’d either request freshly-fried chicken or just be aware that your experience may be wildly different based on when you go.

The Elf tie-in was cool – the kids’ meal came with a Candy Land-esque board game that I’ve played a few times with my daughter. It’s simple, fun, and something you can play with multiple times.

When Raising Cane’s is on, it’s a delicious experience. When it’s not, it’s still adequate for fast food and appropriately priced. I’d recommend it and hope for the best.

Po’ Melvin’s (Irving, TX)

The first time I went here, I went with a group of co-workers for lunch. I had a regular meal (stuffed peppers) and three sides and a roll. It was a lot of food for the low price and I’d have gone back on the merit of that alone, plus the deliciousness of the yams.

However, having seen what my co-workers’ meals were, especially the po’ boys…I knew I had to return sooner rather than later.

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Smashburger (Irving, TX)

I’ve been to the local Smashburger a few times now, but hadn’t taken a picture before this outing. IΒ needed to go get some food before catching a couple of great, late Pac-12 games (Oregon vs. Stanford, WSU vs. UCLA).

I had some coupons from work, so I grabbed the $3 off an order of $10 or more deal and headed out to buy some burgers (Kara had already gone to sleep, so no need to worry about chicken nugget availability).

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Steak ‘n’ Shake (Irving, TX)

Okay, I’ve eaten at a bunch of places since moving here to Irving. I’m at the point where I struggle between eating somewhere I know is good and somewhere that may be even better. Irving is known as one of the most boring cities in America, and they literally took “number of fast-food chains” into account in the process. Fortunately for me, I’m boring and I like fast food, so this place works out pretty well for me.

In any case, I’m starting my reviews of local restaurants to help me keep track of the places I like to eat most (and give me an excuse to eat at places I really liked the first time).

The first place I started taking pictures with the family was Steak ‘n’ Shake, which was probably the last fast-food restaurant in the area we actually ended up trying.

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