Off-Site Kitchen on Irving Boulevard in Dallas is closed. The charming, unfussy spot served thin-patty burgers for only a few bucks and was one of The Best in DFW burger joints.
But don't fret: Those green chile and bacon cheeseburgers and Do It Murph Style burgers will be available again. Owner Nick Badovinus will re-open Off-Site Kitchen on Friday, June 19 at Trinity Groves in West Dallas.
[UPDATE at 10 a.m. June 18: This story originally said it would reopen Tuesday, June 16. Opening day moved, according to the owner, to Friday, June 19.]
The new place is easy to spot: It's the graffiti-covered building in front of the bank of restaurants on Singleton Boulevard, close to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Patrons will find the same OSK burger menu, served in a larger restaurant with a new (but still quirky) charms.
Have a look inside:
The existing Irving Boulevard Off-Site Kitchen was lovingly impractical, Badovinus says. Lines were out the door and customers had just a few tables outside and a row of stools inside to eat a burger and move on.
You'll feel more inclined to stay awhile at this new place, Badovinus says.
"We're not trying to gentrify the burger," Badovinus says.
In addition to the regular food menu, OSK 2.0 will serve frozen margaritas, mai tais, Moscow mules and Cherry Cokes with bourbon. (It's his homage to the late Cuba Libre, he says.) The restaurant will serve draft, can and bottled beer. Customers can grab cans and bottles out of the many refrigerators in the new space. "It's almost 7-Eleven-like," Badovinus says.
There'll also be shuffle board inside and other curiosities outside.
Some of the burger prices might increase, Badovinus says, but burgers will still cost about $5 or less. Add a drink and fries and lunch or dinner will cost about $10.
And for those fearing what a new kitchen might mean for those famous burgers: The griddle from the original OSK is moving to the new one.
Badovinus will even save some grease from OSK's last day in the old kitchen and use it in the new one -- just to "christen the griddle," he says.
Off-Site Kitchen address through June 6: 2226 Irving Blvd., Dallas. The new restaurant, beginning June 19, will be at: NE corner of Singleton Boulevard and Herbert Street in Trinity Groves. Hours will be 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; closed Mondays.