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Burger Battle Round 1: Maple & Motor vs. Peace Burger

Posted 9:31am on Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013

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(2) Maple & Motor , 4810 Maple Ave., Dallas, vs. (7) Peace Burger , 1228 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine

The good news for Peace Burger: It has a coupla new fans. Next time we’re in Grapevine and we have a hankering for a good burger, we’ll know where to go. The bad news for Peace Burger: M&M beat ’em. We tried Peace Burger’s “Peace,” one of 10 $5 burgers offered, and marveled at the hurts-so-good flavors from sliced, raw jalapeños and chopped poblano peppers; a layer of creamy guac helped keep things cool. We loved the fluffy, toasted poppy-seed bun, too. Initially, the half-pound patty looked juicy, sweating like it was on trial for murder. But the juiciness was only a facade. Although it had a good, robust flavor, the patty was a bit too dry, even for a well-done burger.

It was no match for M&M’s burger, served on a grilled Rainbo bun smeared with yellow mustard. A mix of ground beef and brisket, the 8-ounce patty oozed juice and had a nice, warm pink center and terrific peppery seasoning that accented the patty’s hearty, beefy flavor — perfect, just perfect. Icing on the cake was fresh, crisp lettuce, large tomato slices, grilled jalapeños that added a bit of fire but didn’t distract and grilled onions that added a touch of sweetness. In short, Peace, out.

Winner: Maple & Motor

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