There are very few things more satisfying in life than a good cheeseburger. I would put a great cheeseburger on the same level as even a great steak.
Personally, as I’ve gotten a bit older and consumed more cheeseburgers I care to count, I discovered that cheeseburgers are even better with no vegetables. Besides, why go deluxe when some places even charge more for lettuce and tomato? I have found that more and more I just scrape it off.
I also have developed a hatred for restaurants that serve frozen patties. Give me a break. The fries are frozen, the onion rings are frozen, the cheese is pre-sliced, the bacon is pre-cooked. What’s left to do but slap it together? You might as well buy a burger at the Valero.
What if I told you there is a place in town that’s been around for more than 50 years, is locally owned, cooks fresh patties and bacon to order, and serves fresh battered fried mushrooms? Oh and the owner is super friendly. Well there is such a place and it’s called Dari-Delite.
My friend Will told me about Dari-Delite a few weeks ago. I’ve driven by the place dozens of times and just haven’t stopped in. Well I finally did and I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the BBQ Burger. A 1/4 pound patty comes on a steamed bun, dressed with cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon and three onion rings. No lettuce, tomato, pickle, etc. Just pure meaty goodness. I noticed when you order they throw down on the griddle a fresh patty and bacon. No pre-cooked bacon here. Another thing I noticed was how hot the burger is when they bring it out to you. It’s just amazingly hot and fresh. All for $3.79.
I think what’s better about this place than the food is its character. Look at the equipment when you go in. I think some of it dates back to when it was opened. The bun steamer is old, the griddle is old but taken care of like a classic car. I can also tell the A/C is old because they have mini portable swamp coolers scattered throughout the tiny dining area. Oh well character right? Overall, it’s a good burger served at a neat place and I’ll definitely go back.