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Dee Lincoln rolls out the burgers at her new Uptown Dallas steak spot

Dee Lincoln rolls out the burgers at her new Uptown Dallas steak spot

Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar, Benedict burger
The lineup of burgers at Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar includes the Benedict burger topped with a fried egg. Photo courtesy of Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar
Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar, miso eggplant
Miso eggplant is a unique item on the menu at Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar. Photo courtesy of Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar
Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar, Julian Ishizuka
Chef at Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar is Julian Ishizuka. Photo courtesy of Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar
Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar, Benedict burger
Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar, miso eggplant
Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar, Julian Ishizuka

That was fast. Dee Lincoln has announced an opening date for Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar, which is going into the old JoJo's space: Thursday, September 12. Lunch service will begin Monday, September 16.

The menu consists of steakhouse fare and burgers in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Chef is Juliard Ishizuka, who has worked with Lincoln since 2011.

 The menu makes for a fascinating summary of every current trend: kale, Kennebec fries, Brussels sprouts, "steakhouse street tacos," a bag of beignets for dessert.

Following the mode of Hopdoddy, Liberty, Goodfriend and every other burger place that has opened since 2012, Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar has a list of eight to 10 burgers, plus three cuts of steaks and a fresh catch of the day.

The menu makes for a fascinating summary of every current trend. There's kale, Kennebec fries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato fries, "steakhouse street tacos" (with tenderloin, corn hash and Hatch chile salsa), a bag of beignets for dessert. I mean, this thing has it all.

Burgers include a cheeseburger, lamb burger, turkey burger, tuna burger, a "Benedict" with an egg on top, and one standout entry: a crab cake burger. That's original.

There is also an appetizer of Japanese eggplant in a miso glaze with bonito shavings and daikon sprouts; sounds like an Ishizuka dish.

The wine list will feature 100 wines under $100, which sounds catchy — although maybe not as catchy as "25 wines under $25"? And following another current trend, there will be local beer and craft cocktails.

Lincoln, who still has two branches of her Dee Lincoln's Tasting Room & Bubble Bar at Cowboys Stadium and Rosewood Court, says in the release that her loyal clientele will come for a steak, but she is trying to draw the younger Uptown Dallas diner as well. Ergo the burger.

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