Deep in Deep Ellum, three trained chefs helm the grills of the Twisted Root. These men are passionate about burgers and Southern comfort food, and it shows. You might even catch them rapping about it as they flip the succulent beef, ostrich, buffalo and turkey burgers, rustle up some homemade ancho-chipotle ketchup, the spicy bean puree veggie burger, or the battered and fried take on mac and cheese. While the chefs at the Root are serious about their burgers, their sense of humor pokes through when you order and are given a celebrity name instead of a number. It’s hard not to smirk when a call for MC Hammer, Tiger Woods or Oprah has you loping up to collect your lunch. And lest you think the edibles aren’t decadent enough, there are yet more tasty temptations on the menu in the form of “Adult Milkshakes”—it’s a tough call between Banana Bailey’s and Amaretto Oreo.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Outdoor dining
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Baylor Station