Maple & Motor vs. the gays — again

Maple & Motor owner Jack Perkins (from Facebook).

The last time we addressed this issue was on this episode of our podcast, Pink Noise. There’s been a contentious relationship with Jack Perkins, owner of Maple & Motor Burgers & Beer, and pretty much a contingent of the community that accuses him of discrimination and homophobia. There was even a Facebook page started rather abruptly after one person went to the webs to vent about alleged discrimination, but he never followed up with an official complaint. Dallas has a law against discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.

Alas, it all seemed to have died down until Tuesday, when Dallas Voice contributor Andrea Grimes posted this piece on Eater Dallas.

—  Rich Lopez

One more reason to love Maple & Motor Burgers and Beer

You might recall our lovefest for the new(ish) Maple and Motor Burgers joint. In fact, it’s making my mouth water right now and I’m totally regretting the 7-11 tuna sandwich I opted for instead. Today, they give us a reason to be thankful for the place. They posted this to help out peeps with their Thanksgiving dinner.

Bring a cooler in tomorrow between 1:30 and 3:00 and I’ll fill it with ice for your Thanksgiving feast. You can also pick up beer for Turkey Day and take it with you.

Free ice? Very nice. Maybe it’s just me but I think that’s a pretty awesome gesture. Or maybe my family uses too much ice on Thanksgiving that I appreciate it differently. But it gave me one more reason to dig the spot as did this.

The beer, however, not free.

—  Rich Lopez

Maple & Motor might just be burger mecca

Maple Motor

There’s always talk of the best burgers in town and yadda yadda. If Wingfield’s isn’t the best in Dallas then The Grape offers the best in Texas. It can be a bit much. However, I’m hoping one restaurant makes any of those lists next year. A trio of us Voicers went to Maple & Motor Burgers and Beer today for lunch on a whim and left feeling greasily satisfied.

—  Rich Lopez