This is Chronicle grill censor Michael Bauer’s Between Meals column. Here, he lists 11 burgers served in some of 2018’s Top 100 Restaurants. His categorical dining reviews, that embody a ratings box, are created usually after 3 or some-more visits and seem in a Sunday Food + Home section.
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Hamburgers: we can’t consider of another item, solely maybe pizza, that shows adult on some-more grill menus, and it frequency matters if a grill is high-end or low. In a Bay Area, you’ll find burgers during upscale Italian, French and Indian places along with downscale bars and many places in between.
Even during costly restaurants like Spruce, where some-more than half a categorical courses are above $40, you’ll find a hamburger for $20. The hamburger is scarcely always a slightest costly categorical course, origination it a good choice if you’re sampling a tip grill though don’t wish to compensate tip price.
Consider this a Great Burger Tour of some of a best restaurants in a Bay Area.
Acacia House, Napa. Chris Cosentino, a favourite of vast flavors and offbeat cuts of meat, chose to underline a Impossible Burger — a vegan, plant-based patty that has a hardness of beef and “bleeds” like a genuine thing — during his newest restaurant.
Boulevard, San Francisco. The hamburger is on a lunch menu and facilities American Wagyu beef belligerent with spices and placed on a house-made bun. Toppings embody Wagon Wheel cheese, tomato, grilled onions and sharp bread and butter pickles.
Marlowe, San Francisco. My favorite hamburger going on 5 years has been Jennifer Puccio’s origination here. The beef is churned with a small lamb to give a patty some-more abyss and afterwards layered on an Acme bun with caramelized onions, cheese, shredded lettuce, bacon and horseradish aioli.
Nopa, San Francisco. The wood-grilled patty is built with preserved onions, small gem lettuces and cheddar cheese. Simple and perfect.
Original Joe’s Westlake, Daly City. They’ve been portion a same burger, here called a hamburger sandwich, for 80 years. The belligerent beef is churned with chopped onions, afterwards done to fit a toasted and buttered Boudin Italian baguette. The beef is possibly baked on a flat-top roaster or charbroiled over mesquite (my favorite).
Park Tavern, San Francisco. A sister of Marlowe, we can get a same burger here in North Beach, served in some-more considerable surroundings.
Prospect, San Francisco. This restaurant, a sister to Boulevard, offers a hamburger on a lunch menu and anytime in a expanded bar. The beef patty is placed on a house-made bun with small gem lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a special sauce.
Rasa, Burlingame. One of a many renouned dishes on this upscale Burlingame grill is a Bombay Sliders: spiced potato patties sandwiched between buns identical to Parker House rolls. The patties have a crispy extraneous and are surfaced with caramelized onions, tamarind chutney and a side of ghee and gunpowder spices that diners brew together to supplement brilliance and glow to a blend. Maybe not a normal beef burger, though a superb Indian interpretation.
True Laurel, San Francisco. This illusory upscale bar owned by David Barzelay of Lazy Bear facilities an open-faced patty melt. The pain de mie bread is griddled on rendered beef fat and afterwards serves as a bottom for a beef belligerent from late dairy cows, that gives a richer boost of flavor. Then come a caramelized onions, cheese and pickles.
Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco. At Tyler Florence’s restaurant, a Tavern Burger is done with a exclusive mix of beef that’s parched frail and layered with Marin brie cheese, roasted onions, bacon and aioli.
Zuni Café, San Francisco. This was a city’s strange “white tablecloth” burger. The beef is initial cooking in salt and belligerent uninformed several times a day. It’s served with preserved onions and aioli on rosemary focaccia bread. It’s accessible during lunch until dinner.
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