Seafood restaurants don’t need to have a burger on their menu (let alone put extra effort into making it better than average), but the ones that do have a special place in my fish-averse heart. Spike Africa’s is one of those places.
At just $5 during happy hour (3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday), Isola’s margherita pizza would be newsworthy even if it was only average, but it’s not…it’s awesome.
Tart and tender Michigan sour cherries nestled beneath a lattice crust that’s as buttery and flaky as a shortbread cookie makes this individually sized pie from Betty’s Pie Whole a stand-out.
Salt & Cleaver’s ribeye sausage burger is intense, unusual, and damn delicious. It’s made with the same filling that goes into the ribeye sausages, minus the casing: ground ribeye, puréed roasted onion and fennel, black pepper, chipotle, Worcestershire sauce, and pork fat for extra flavor.
This BLT/burger collision comes stacked with six slices of crisp, salty bacon under a half-pound beef patty, with sliced tomato, crisp lettuce, and mayo on toasted sourdough bread.
2013 was a year fully stocked with great eats, new discoveries, and multiple visits to beloved standbys. Click through for some of the biggest highlights.
The hache burger, a Monday-only special from Cafe Chloe, deserves to be at the top of your to-eat list. Made with the same sirloin steak as the steak tartare, it’s robust and aggressively beefy.
Bub’s doesn’t make mind-blowing, destination-worthy burgers, but for the price, the all-brisket cheeseburger is a great deal. If you’re looking for a TV-plastered, sports bar steps from Petco Park with good grub, you really can’t do much better.
Sure, the burgers at Benny’s Mexican are cooked from frozen, but for just over $6 (with tax, including fries and a can of pop), their fast food-style double cheeseburger is one of the best burger deals in the city.
Surprise! Barleymash, a suds-soaked restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, is more than just a “brostaurant” – in addition to a wide variety of libations, they also put out some great burgers.