On top of a focaccia pizza base, you get lettuce, a beef patty, tomato, a fried egg, American cheese, bacon bits, fried onion, and a drizzle of demi-glace. What are your thoughts? Let us know your initial reaction in this week's poll.
Results of Last Week's Poll
According to last week's poll , the majority of AHT'ers (56 percent) are pro pineapple as a burger topping, while 44 percent are against the idea. I have to admit, I'm a little surprised (and even more committed to seeking out a worthy option locally). Here's what a few of you had to say about the subject:
Grilled pineapple and pickled red beets on a burger are absolutely delicious.
I never thought I would (I am a burger purist) but I had one (actually several) at a catered event on the north shore of O'ahu and I was a changed man. I don't know if it was the sea air, the very fresh pineapple charred or the incredible Big Island beef but it is now something I crave. I have yet to find a restaurant in SoCal (or anywhere else for that matter) that does it right...so I make them myself and they are good...really good! My last iteration was a mixed beef-pork burger topped with a spicy charred pineapple salsa and slices of triple cream brie (yes brie!!)...so weird, but so good!
For me, it's not so much a burger with pineapple, but rather a warm pineapple sandwich with beef patty. I just can't figure out how to like it.
Pineapple on burgers can be awesome but I feel like it's best when the burger itself is super greasy and slightly subpar—the kind of burger that needs something to liven it up. Then I'm all for pineapple.
Note: the poll remains open, so these numbers may shift slightly in the future.
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax