Fifty-Two East Neighborhood Eatery Located in Santee, CA

This proudly hometown Santee eatery extends its local devotion to the sourcing its ingredients, from beef and produce to eggs and locally baked brioche buns. Fifty-Two East Neighborhood Eatery grinds its pasture-raised beef daily, forming a lean yet fall-apart tasty blend of short rib, brisket, and shoulder clod. Its standard, Cowelton’s Burger complements the usual fixins with American cheese, grilled red onions, house-made pickles, and 5/2 sauce, a unique take on thousand island dressing.

Build Your Own Bun Menu

But add-ons abound at the Highway 52 adjacent restaurant. While the spicy Arsonist factors in three different kinds of chili peppers in its construction, the Build Your Own Bun menu offers toppings galore, including five leafy greens, seven types of cheese, nine kinds of sauce (such as serrano jam and maple hollandaise), and veggies galore, each harvested by a regional farm. Finish it with avocado, bacon, fried egg, beer cheese, and/or fried egg, and you’ll think of Santee next time you feel a hankerin for burgers and beer.