It's mid-February, so you should be just about done with that "I'm going to eat healthy all the time" New Year's resolution. Next Door in Uptown Dallas is introducing a burger that they hope welcomes you back to the dark side.
It's the Loaded Bun Burger, which Next Door calls a "truly decadent" addition to their menu. Before we proceed, I have to ask you a few questions.
1. Are you hungry?
2. No, I mean like, really hungry?
3. Do you love cheese more than you love your family?
If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, you're ready for the Loaded Bun Burger. It's a huge fork-and-knife sandwich that brings seasoned Angus brisket and short rib together in a blended patty on a bun stuffed with smoked gouda.
You read that right. The bun is filled with cheese. They say that when you cut into the bun, melted Gouda will cover the entire burger. Now you see why you had to answer question #3; the Loaded Bun isn't for the faint-hearted. The burger also includes bacon jam, arugula and marinated tomato.
Next Door also added some less cheesy items to the menu.
If you're still going strong with healthy eating, there's the Baby Kale Salad with roasted chick peas, avocado, lemon, shaved parmesan and dried cranberries. Taco lovers can try the Butcher's Tacos with beef tenderloin, onion, jalapeno and tomato served on corn tortillas.
Other new items include the Grilled Prosciutto Mozzarella, Baked Spanish Goat Cheese, Red Chile Onion Rings, and the Godfather Sandwich.
Next Door is located at 2908 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. The full menu is available on their website.