Looks like DFW -- specifically Dallas -- and Austin are going to have some Eureka! moments.
DFW.com contributor Teresa Gubbins reports on Dallas CultureMap that Eureka!, a California-based burger chain (but without a location in Eureka, Calif.) is headed to Texas. The company plans to open a Dallas location at 3700 McKinney Ave. in the ever-growing Uptown area, Gubbins reports. (Company spokeswoman Alexia Penna tells DFW.com that there are no Fort Worth plans yet.)
Eureka! comes with a subtitle -- Discover American Craft -- and boasts on its website that its The enlightening burger experience, accompanied by fresh ingredients, artisan recipes, craft beer, classic cocktails and rock n roll.
Thats a lot of buzzwords in one description. A sample menu includes nine burgers, the most unusual of which is probably the Fresno fig burger, which comes with homemade fig marmalade along with more familiar toppings such as melted goat cheese and crispy bacon. Turkey and veggie patties are available on all burgers, and theres a designated veggie burger with a red beet/bean patty. Burgers range roughly $10-$15 on this menu, from the basic to the bison.
Other things that catch our eye: honey cinnamon sweet potato fries, Pacific coleslaw (with peanuts) and butterscotch rum pudding (when is this place getting here again?). The menu sample were looking at -- and theres no guarantee that it will be the same menu that Texans get -- also includes signature entrees ranging from a $10.95 pulled-pork sandwich to a $23.50 hanger steak.
The American craft part of the menu extends to drinks, with the companys website saying that Eureka! features rare, innovative and ultra-premium craft beer and whiskey handmade by our nation's best artisans.