Good Food Co.

Try This: Bacon Cheeseburger
2919 Race St. |

This pindot of a spot on the east side specializes in frills-free, straightforward, good ol' fashion hamburgers — the kind you ate when you were a kid, before Rodeo Goat and Hopdoddy and jalapeño-infused/scratch-made/somethingorother mayo came along.

“I love all the gourmet burgers in Fort Worth,” says cook and co-owner Evan Williams, who opened Good Food Co. this past spring with Juan Solis of Magnolia Avenue's Upper 90 and Tina’s Cocina. "But I felt like there were enough places doing those kinds of burgers, so we decided to go the old-school route, which is what we know and love."

The thin-patty burgers come topped with veggies, bacon and American cheese and, if you want to go wild, grilled mushrooms. It's the seasoning on the patties and killer thick-cut fries — mum's the word on the recipes — that keep this shoebox-size space always full. "We weren't really sure how people were going to react to a place as simple as this," Williams says. "Was there still a place for old-school burgers here? Yeah, most definitely."