It's nearly impossible for me to imagine a world without burgers and only slightly less difficult to envision one without reviewing them here on A Hamburger Today. Sadly, the latter imagining is about to become a reality: I'm relocating back to my hometown of New York City and thus ending my Los Angeles burger column.
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Get a tasty chargrilled burger with chips and a drink for a mere $5 during lunch at this new casual spot in Hillcrest.
Burgers loaded up with julienned beets, Edam cheese, pineapple, a fried egg, aioli, and tomato chutney can be yours at Queenstown Public House in Little Italy.
The cheeseburger at this pool-side bar and restaurant in downtown San Diego won't change your life, but the view just might.
This stylish new spot in downtown San Diego serves an awesome upscale burger that's totally worth the investment.
Attention In-N-Out fans: a 100-square foot replica of the very first In-N-Out burger stand recently opened in Baldwin Park, CA.
A new pub recently opened in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, and while the burgers are affordable, they're nothing special.
Seafood-centric restaurants that put special effort into serving a better than average burger have a special place in my fish-averse heart. Spike Africa's is one of those places.
Salt & Cleaver's ribeye sausage burger is intense, unusual, and damn delicious.
The iconic burger shop has found a new location in West Hollywood and is once again open for business.
It's unlikely that you've walked past Box Kitchen before—it's located down a narrow alley off of one of the grittiest blocks in San Francisco. But find your way there and you'll be met with dressed-up gastropub fare that includes a tasty burger.
Getting a double cheeseburger, fries, and a can of pop for just over $6 (after tax) is worth celebrating, even if the patties are cooked from frozen.
House-made elements like ale-aioli and a barley-beer bun make this classic cheeseburger from Barleymash a stand-out.
In my 3+ years of service as a correspondent for A Hamburger Today, I've sampled over 150 different burgers. Here are my top ten favorites (in no particular order) in San Diego.
Subtle, cheffy tweaks, careful execution, and outstanding duck fat fries absolutely justify this burger's premium price.
In San Diego, ramen shop RakiRaki has created their own California-influenced take on the ramen burger.
The burger of the month at Slater's 50/50 features a patty that's half bacon, half kangaroo.
This old-school German gasthaus has attracted a younger audience, but not because of its burgers.
Awesome views of waves, surfers, and the sunset are side benefits to visiting Wonderland. There are also solid burgers and killer sweet potato waffle fries to be had here.
Lazy Dog has an extensive kitchen-sink menu including seven different burgers, plus a separate menu just for dogs. Skip the burgers and go for the apps.