It’s back.* Better, faster, fatter, I’ve expanded my resume to the fields of Crocker-Amazon and more Michelin glamour in downtown.
Again, the theme for this burger guide is that there isn’t really the best way to make a burger, there are just bad ways to go about it. In my search for the burger, here are San Francisco’s gems for you to enjoy**!
10. [NEW] Fresh Ground Burger at Monk’s Kettle. Mission.
We start the list off with a bar burger, which are special unicorns that I’ve come to appreciate through the years. The Monk has probably the neatest, staunch dry burger on this List. The onion jam tricks you into thinking it’s a wet one, but a sturdy acne bun takes you back to its core. The white cheddar and bacon don’t even interfere with the patty.
If you’ve lost your way, let this burger hold your hand and guide you.
9. Truffle Burger at Umami Burger. Marina.
I hate writing about Umami. It’s a chain, but heaven knows how hard I’ve tried to quit Umami Burger. The awesome ambiance, your great menu selection of sweets & savories. Your 6-ounce patty that’s always medium rare topped with a mild truffle-infused cheese and glaze. That “secret” Umami sauce slipping its way into my mouth. As LA Burger describes it:
There’s no lettuce, tomato or anything else to get in the way of experiencing the fifth taste sensation of umami found in truffles – their rich, earthy, full-bodied deliciousness.
It’s sickening, I tell you. Read the rest of this entry »