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Because Beer and Tots Go Better With Ground Beef

Because Beer and Tots Go Better With Ground Beef

North’s Park’s pre-eminent sports bar recently updated its burger menu, creating easily noshable 5-ounce patties grilled on a flat-top til the edges crisp, then slapped on a locally baked, Bread & Cie brioche bun.

The Beer Is Cold, the Cheeseburgers Are Hot!

The Beer Is Cold, the Cheeseburgers Are Hot!

Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers: The casual addition to the Gaslamp Quarter operates as a sports bar, featuring more than a dozen screens and over 150 cold beer options. But the main attractions are more than twenty kinds of made from scratch burgers, hand formed with juicy ground beef.

Hundred Proof: The Proof Is in the Brand

Hundred Proof: The Proof Is in the Brand

If you ever catch yourself thinking that all burgers look like, cast your eyes on the HP Burger offered by University Heights bar and grill, Hundred Proof.

Raglan Public House | Try The Lamb Burger, It’s Not Baaa’d

Raglan Public House | Try The Lamb Burger, It’s Not Baaa’d

Beginning with 100-percent organic, grass-fed beef, at first blush, Raglan’s burgers don’t seem all too different from higher-quality American versions. But look closer and you’ll find subtle differences, including fresh focaccia style buns, and use of Edam rather than cheddar or American cheese.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in San Diego

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in San Diego

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern offers a wide assortment of attractive burger options, and each possesses its own appetizing charms. But all of these beauties start off with one huge thing in common: a half pound, sirloin burger patty, formed with naturally raised beef from the Pacific Northwest.

Common Theory Public House — Only Common In Theory

Common Theory Public House — Only Common In Theory

Kearny Mesa may not be the San Diego neighborhood most associated with burgers and beer, but smack in the middle of Convoy Street, Common Theory Public House offers 30 taps of draft beer and a comprehensive menu of elevated pub fare.

Thai Burger Company | An Innovative San Diego Burger

Thai Burger Company | An Innovative San Diego Burger

Food vendors of every stripe bring their a game to the Reader Burgers & Beer Festival, and many bring inspired interpretations of what makes a hamburger. One such restaurant is the Thai Burger Company, and its efforts earned it a most innovative burger distinction in 2017.

The Media Likes Its Burgers Funky

The Media Likes Its Burgers Funky

Funky Burgers and Fries in El Cajon, San Diego

Funky serves big time burgers out in El Cajon, where it recently grew from being a cult favorite hole in the wall to a local destination burger joint, when it moved into a new, larger location. In addition to its signature standard, OG Burger, its loyal customers show up to dig on a dozen creatively constructed burgers that easily live up to the Funky name.

Take the Pizza Burger, topped with pepperoni, sausage, and fried mozzarella sticks. Or the Hangover Burger, which satisfies breakfast cravings with fried egg, hash browns, and bacon. The Southwest Shrimp & Steak is built like it sounds, with surf and turf toppings along with avocado and southwest-style hot sauce. Funky gives the same treatment to hot dogs, and even french fries. You'll find even more takes on dirty fries, smothered by the likes of chili, gyro meat, or buffalo chicken!

Funky Fries & Burgers won the coveted People's Choice award at the first Burgers & Beer contest with its delectable BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, topped by a four hour slow cooked pork, house BBQ sauce, cole slaw, onion rings, melted cheddar, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.

That's tough to beat, but in 2017, owner/chef Sebastian Hallak once again wanted to feature one of his regular menu items. This time he chose the Bacon Mac n Cheese Burger, topped with both melted cheddar and a fried patty of panko-crusted, three-cheese macaroni, served on a brioche bun. Funky didn't repeat as People's Choice, but it did win the Media Hour vote!