Addison / Fort Worth
The dish: O.D. Burger
If it seems unlikely that you’d find one of the quintessential burgers in Dallas-Fort Worth at Zoli’s, better known as the off-shoot Italian-focused sibling of Cane Rosso, then you’re vastly underestimating owner Jay Jerrier’s concept.
The foundation of the O.D. is its skinny double patties (made with an 1855 chuck-brisket-short rib blend) but the star is the cascading American cheese and farmhouse cheddar, which enrobe the whole two-hands-please enterprise. A Thousand Island-esque sauce adds depth, while the horseradish pickles are so magnificent they should get their own award. They’re even better plucked off the burger, TBEL (to be enjoyed later).