Review- Airways Hamburgers in Arlington

Airways Hamburgers in Arlington, TX reviewSituated directly across the new Dallas cowboys stadium, Airways burgers is in a prime location to make it big! Seriously, you could almost throw a rock at the stadium(though, apparently, they don’t want you to try). So as part of our April search for the best burger under 2 bucks in Arlington, we gave them a try!

Airways boasts charcoal grilled burgers and a great atmosphere. They are well priced- most burgers about 3 bucks- but unfortunately, the only burger that meets our 2 dollar limit is the Jr Burger for $1.69. And boy is it junior. And it doesn’t make up for it in the flavor department either. The charcoal grilled patty came with mustard and pickles on a bun. It tasted like burnt meat, mustard and pickles on a bun. Come on, just because you use charcoal doesn’t mean you have to burn it to prove it.

And if you’re saying “well… it’s a junior burger, it’s meant for kids”, I have 2 things to say. First, kids like good tasting food too- though maybe with a slightly skewed palette. And B, I also had their Hickory burger which consisted of a bigger patty, chopped onions and bbq sauce on a bun. This burger was also burnt and the onions were entirely overwhelming. And I love onions. I couldn’t even finish it, even though I left hungry.

So to recap, the burger was burnt, tasted bad and small. Airways Hamburgers gets 1 out of 5. Not awesome at all.

Rating= 1

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Review: Neighborhood Grill, Arlington TX

Neighborhood Grill in Arlington, TXI always go to Neighborhood Grill for, oddly enough, their snow cones. I’m in love with the “sour head” you can add to any flavor. I used to be a sour freak as a kid and sour head is probably the most sour substance I’ve ever put in my mouth if you don’t mix your snow cone beforehand. And that’s a good thing! They also boast about being named one of the cleanest restaurants in Arlington, always a good thing! I’d only once eaten food there(chicken philly cheese) and it was great. Since we’re running a segment on finding the best two dollar burger in Arlington this month, I figured I’d give them the first crack at it.

Cheeseburger at Neighborhood Grill

I went with their cheeseburger for $1.79. As always, I went “all the way” with the veggies. This includes lettuce, tomato and onion with mayo and ketchup. I brought this one home since it was almost closing time. I love the picnic table pattern on the wrappers, it really reminds you that this is not a McBleh burger. It’s a nice big burger for the price. I actually measured it to be 5 inches wide. The bun is grilled on both sides which is a nice touch. The beef patty was a nice size, but somewhat average in taste. Just a little on the dry side. What makes this burger is the flavor. The mayo looks to be a little bit peppered and gives it a really satisfying flavor. There are just enough veggies on there, not skimpy but also not falling out of the bun(which I hate). All of this gives it a great flavor and a great price!

They have a great menu and really good prices. And if you go, make sure to get a snow cone with some sour head! And tell Sammy we said hi! Neighborhood Grill in Arlington

Neighborhood Grill in Arlington, TX gets a 4 out of 5 on the awesomeness meter!
Rating= 4

 

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Arlington: Cousin Jack’s Steak Pasties coming soon?!

Ok, I want to first point out that I only knew of one definition of pasty before today. A pasty, to me, is a little adhesive patch that is used to cover nipples, for sheer clothing or often used in strip clubs. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw this banner hanging on a building in south Arlington:

Arlington TX Cousin Jacks Steak Pasties

Did they leave the ‘r’ off of pastries?! No, they wouldn’t have missed that. Is it a meat product made to cover nipples? Hmmm….

Brad Pitt Steak Pasties

No, that would be way too messy. I don’t even know what kind of glue you would have to use. It must be something else. Teach me, oh internet gods.

So apparently, pasties are also meat filled pies. Pssh, take the easy way out why don’t you. Still these things sound/look delicious!

Meat Pasty

I can’t wait to review these for you guys! No word as to when they’re opening, but when I hear something, I’ll post it up meat pie style!

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Review- Taste of Thai- Arlington, TX

Taste of Thai frontAngela and I were driving around hungry with our recent room mate, James(if you ask, he goes by Jim but I refuse), who is somewhat new to the area and has a strong taste for almost all things Asian. The idea of Thai food was brought up, so I figured I’d show him the ones I know of in the area. We ended up at Taste of Thai at Arkansas and 360. I’d seen it before, but never actually dined there. Always up for an adventure, we took a step inside.

The atmosphere inside is very cozy and almost romantic. There are paintings of Southeast Asia on the wall that really built up the ambiance. A few reminded me of something my Cambodian parents would probably have. As a general note about small Asian restaurants, it seems pretty common to have a modest appearance but serve great food. That’s perfectly fine with me, I’m there to eat! Taste of Thai really breaks this mold with a great atmosphere.

They have a huge menu- and I took forever to decide as usual. I went for the Taste of Thai Spicy Beef ($8.95), James had the Panang Curry Chicken ($8.95) and Angela had the Noodles with Chicken in Brown Sauce ($7.75).

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Texans taste like Bacon! Arlington, TX second fattest city in US!

BaconArlington, TX- the place I call home- has been picked by Men’s Fitness magazine as the second fattest city in the US. We’re second only to the all-you-can-eat steak-and-lobster-bisque capital, Las Vegas. I knew there was a reason I loved it here! This is an annual study they do of the 50 largest cities in the US. And by large, I mean population not girth. The list studies all sorts of factors like number of gyms and usage, accessibility to junk food, alcohol consumption, and city initiatives to curb obesity.

If you live in Texas, fear not! You’re most likely included in the list too! Of the top 10 fattest cities in the US, 6 in Texas. Insert obligatory “every thing’s bigger” joke here.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Fattest cities in the US, with Texas cities highlighted:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Arlington
  3. San Antonio
  4. Fort Worth
  5. El Paso
  6. Dallas
  7. Miami
  8. Oklahoma City
  9. Mesa
  10. Houston

Here’s a couple interesting facts about Arlington:

Arlington has the 3rd highest number of donut shops per capita in our survey.

  • Arlington has the 3rd highest number of donut shops per capita in our survey.
  • Basketball courts are practically nonexistent here, among the fewest per capita in our survey.
  • Texas state law limits or prohibits obesity-related lawsuits against food manufacturers and restaurants.

Congratulations Texas, we won! I think this calls for a barbecue!

From Men’s Fitness

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