Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop, Why haven't I been here more?

  • Posted on: 12 August 2013
  • By: shaffer
Uncle Ubers Burger

 I went here when they first opened as I was living downtown at the time and I was in the mood to try a new place, and something besides bbq, pizza, or the Angry Dog sounded good. I arrived at lunch and the place was deserted. I ordered the Shaved Ribeye steak sandwich, and left with mixed feelings. The sandwich was darn good, and I liked the rest of the menu, but the lady at the counter was a bit condescending and rude. I figured I'd give a try at a later date.

Cotham’s, Home of the Hubcap Burger

  • Posted on: 20 June 2013
  • By: shaffer


We were in Little Rock this weekend by chance and wanted to try the Shut up Juice Challenge at the Mean Pig BBQ, but arrived too close to closing time so we re-routed to Cotham’s for a hub cap burger .

Charming location in the middle of nowhere, building, staff and a darn good burger. Large (1lb) and juicy although it was cooked medium well +, but at least it came with proper American Cheese. Great iced tea, but the fries were the standard frozen variety

Fun time. If I hadn’t just eaten a few hours prior I would have tried for the quadruple.


Flaming Burger, A Jewel In the Rough?

  • Posted on: 18 June 2013
  • By: shaffer
Flaming Burger


Last night I was bored with the places I can walk to downtown and wanted to take a ride on the bike to enjoy the nice weather we’ve had this week so I headed towards east Dallas around White Rock Lake. While enjoying the scenery and a not so healthy Parliament I decided a burger sounded good. I opened the Yelp app on my trusty blackberry (thank you yelp for v2 btw. It is so much better!) and searched for nearby places to find a burger. Flaming Burger came to the top of the suggestions and the reviews looked good. 

Chicken Scratch. Still scratching my head.

  • Posted on: 25 June 2012
  • By: shaffer
Chicken Scratch


 I had high hopes from the food here as the location is near to me downtown and the ambiance between the courtyard which is reminisence of a beer garden/icehouse and the adjacent bar “The Foundry” seems like it would make for a cool place. And it was, sort of. Save for the plethora of families and long lines in the two times I’ve been it was an interesting place in Oak Cliff. The thing lacking was the food, and between my friend and I we sampled the entire menu.