Dairy Treet - Yoakum, Texas
I know youíre probably thinking ĎWhat th..???í But Dairy Treet in Yoakum serves one of the best burgers Iíve ever had. Itís not a special sauce itís a special cow, specifically Akaushi beef from Heartbrand Beef in nearby Harwood.
I had read about this recently and wanted to try it so I went out of my way to stop by on a recent trip. Iíve never had a Kobe beef burger and on the way out I was wondering what condiments to get, if they offered a 6 and 8oz variety, etc. The decision was simple - the Heartbrand beef burger is on the menu in just one configuration, a 4 oz burger for $3.99 (vs. $2.50 for a regular burger). I decided to go with the flow and said yes when the lady asked if I wanted that all the way, thinking I could scrape the excess off if they over-dressed it.
Fortunately the condiments on the burger were a modest amount of lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and mustard and mayo; the focus remains on the very good beef. The bun was over-toasted, the hand-formed patty, a generous 4 ozs cooked Iíd say, was over-cooked to my taste, but it was an awesome burger and very satisfying. Though it was over-cooked the burger was still juicy, a result of the marbling of this breed of cattle I suppose. Actually, 4 oz is about right for me as Iíve changed my eating habits over the last year and prefer smaller portions; I suppose theyíd make a double meat burger if you asked for it, though it isnít listed on the menu.
I'm wondering if this may have ruined me for my favs in Houston, Christianís. Lankford and Blakeís. I certainly was impressed on the first bite and I now have a new route to Austin/San Antonio, etc.: down 59 to Edna and then 111 straight into Yoakum. Dairy Treet is located right downtown, one block from where Business 77A and 111 conjunct, in a building that also houses a Dollar General and a Beallís. Thereís window service or counter service indoors.
I didnít pay much attention to the rest of the menu and walked out so satisfied I didnít think to ask for a to-go menu, but I remember they served Blue Bell, had okra (presumably fried) as a side in addition to fries and onion rings, and fry their dogs, which is not common around here.
According to the Heartbrand website their meats should be available in Food Town stores, Rice Epicurean and maybe some Kroger stores in the Houston area. I checked a Food Town near me and all they had were frozen burger patties, 32 oz for $3.99 (6 patties). Iím going to check a Krog Sig and Rice to see if they have the meat fresh.http://www.heartbran...page=shop/index