After a successful run at Big, which closed in June, barmen Brian Felley and Mo Hodges have taken up a Monday night residency at Muka, an upcoming tapas restaurant located between Hayes Valley and Civic Center. They're serving rum-focused cocktails alongside tacos from Tango & Stache.
If this place could clean up their act in the kitchen and put out a good burger they would have a great neighborhood hangout spot.
For a behind-the-scenes look at a barbecue restaurant, here's a photo tour of the pit and its masters in action at CatHead's BBQ in San Francisco. Coca-Cola-brined brisket, pulled pork butt, and big buttery biscuits, straight ahead.
Despite that my burger fell apart, it tasted good enough that I'd go back for more. I just hope my next burger has a better crust.
Garaje's hand-pattied, drive-in style cheeseburger is among the best in the city for the $6 price tag.
Get wagyu burgers done the right way with minimal toppings at Zoe's Bar and Restaurant.
My recent meal at Whiz Burger was a little disappointing and left me wondering if I was destined for mediocrity in my non-fancy burger search. Thankfully, Gamin's proved to be a place for great burgers at great prices.
Here's our guide to 5 great places to bring a date for drinks in San Francisco, each offering something different to get you in the mood. We've narrowed it down to bars with good ambiance and/or wonderful views, excellent beer, wine, or cocktail selections, and proximity to good pre- or post-drink date activities.
With all the delicious options at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, it would be easy to write off their burger. But let it be known, this is one of the best burgers I've had in Austin and easily the best I've eaten at a barbecue joint.
The thick, juicy burger from Dear Mom is possibly the best bar burger in the Mission.
I now pine for is the pastrami cheese fries. For $7 you get a plate full of fries topped chopped pastrami, swiss bechamel, green onions, pickles and a side of russian dressing. This is a great bargain, even in an area flooded with big cheap super burritos.
If you like burgers and Reubens, you'll love this burger featuring a patty made of 2/3 beef and 1/3 pastrami.
Whiz Burger makes classic, no-frills burgers in the heart of the Mission.
Over the last 20 years New Glarus has gained its cult-favorite status by doing two things: producing delicious and inventive beers inspired by old-world recipes, and playing hard to get. Currently the beer is only available in Wisconsin, and they plan on keeping it that way.
Growing up in Texas, the state where experienced my first hangover, you learn, eventually, that some of the best foods when you are sober are also the best for your hangover. Nothing better sums up Texas eats for me than these three items: brisket, queso*, and Fritos. The first two I only recommend eating in Texas and the third, while nationally available, is a Texas original.
Despite what I would call a failed burger experience, I'm tempted to go back to the Fremont Diner.
As part of an effort to revitalize local agriculture, the planning firm that Brian Ellison worked for purchased 25 acres of land on Washington Island, Wisconsin to begin growing wheat. But they began to run out of places to sell that wheat, and that's when Ellison, founder and president of Death's Door Distillery, got the idea to start distilling it.
"New favorite burger" isn't a phrase to throw around casually. Luckily, I live in a city with people like James LaLonde, who spends his day off making burgers worthy of this title. You can find them Tuesday nights at Mojo Bicycle Cafe, a small below-street-level cafe with a bike shop in the back.
On a recent trip to Wisconsin, I visited many cheese factories both big and small. The cheese scene in Wisconsin is very interesting; you have just about every type of cheesemaker represented from the old-school guys like Joseph Widmer, whose family has been making cheese for three generations, to the large factories. No wonder Wisconsinites are called cheeseheads, right? Here are 10 you should try.
Topping a burger with bone marrow sounds enticing, but Goose and Gander's burger tastes better without it.
Get a surprisingly good burger served at a sausage place that's worth braving one of the seedier parts of town.
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