Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hegen Burger, Oakland, CA


Double Hegenburger $5.45
Fries $1.25
Onion Rings $1.75
Ranch Dressing $.55

Near the entrance to the Oakland Airport you can drive right past this place. In a somewhat seedy strip, the place is immaculate on the inside. Everything is made of old laminate and wood paneling, but is spotless. Classical music plays on the overhead speakers. 

The burger is served neatly wrapped at your table in a neat little red and white basket. The burger patties come with your standard lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles. Mayo is the loan condiment but you can add mustard or ketchup at your table. 

The burger was very good. Just the right balance of fresh tasting beef and American cheese. It was hard to get my mouth around the stack. Fries were thin, hot but nothing special. I liked the onion rings a little better. Small, battered, thin, crips and hot. 

I really liked this comfortable old shoe of a place. 

Burger 3.5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 2.5 spatulas
Onion Rings 3 spatulas

280 Hegenberger Rd.
Oakland, CA 94622

Friday, September 11, 2009

Classic 101 Burgers and Shakes, Belmont, CA

Double Bacon Cheeseburger, $5.89. Fries $1.39.

Formerly the Dairy Belle, this restaurant has changed its name to better reflect what they do. The place is clean and bright. The double has two quarter-pound patties, American cheese, mayo, mustard, ketchup, onion, lettuce and tomato. The burger was served hot and fresh. The sesame bun was soft and tasty. The crisp bacon was placed between the two patties, a nice touch. Fries were thin, salty and fresh. Overall, a nice classic burger.

Burger 3.5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 3 spatulas

Classic 101 Burgers and Shakes
575 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002

Thursday, September 10, 2009

BBC, Menlo Park, CA

I had never had the burger at the BBC in Menlo Park before, but everyone had always told me it was very good. It is. The BBC Angus burger is made from free-range, hormone-free beef, impressive brioche bun, tomato aioli, red onion, tomato and pickle. I thought the burger pattry itself was fresh and tasty. it was cooked just right. The "secret sauce" style aioli made a nive addition to the whole thing. The fries were medium cut, hot and tasty. The outdoor setting near Cafe Barrone pleasantly added to the mix.

Burger 4.5 Spatulas out of 5

Fries 4 spatulas


1090 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA 94025