I know, this post is about San Diego Burger Week..... so, yeah, it's *very* late, like really late. Better late than never... here we go!
I finally made it out to enjoy a $5 burger during San Diego CityBeat's Burger Week, which was from March 7 through March 16. After browsing through all the restaurants offering delicious gourmet burgers, I chose Bunz Burger Joint in Mission Valley.
Bunz Burger Joint is a sister restaurant of one of my favorite restaurants, Terra American Bistro in El Cajon. Like Terra, Bunz is a farm-to-table restaurant offering all-natural beef, utilizing the very best local ingredients and serving local beer.
M and I visited for a late lunch on Thursday afternoon on our day off. The burger joint is located in Hotel Circle in Mission Valley and is connected to a Days Inn Motel. It is such a random location, but don't let the location fool you. I was surprised that it is a sit-down restaurant. Here are a few shots from the inside:
Bunz serves breakfast dishes, burgers, hot dogs, 'concrete' ice cream concoctions and milk shakes. We were excited to experience BURGER WEEK at Bunz.
My hubby thought that all of the burgers were $5.00 (ooops, my mistake for not clarifying) and he chose one that they serve at Terra, the Bistro ($7.95). The Bistro comes with gorgonzola, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato. It's SO GOOD.
Bunz gives you a choice of the bun (brioche, whole wheat, ciabatta or lettuce wrap) and the type of protein (grass fed beef, citrus grilled chicken, turkey patty, or vegetarian black bean patty). M chose the whole wheat bun with a turkey patty. He also added garlic fries for an extra $2.00.
Bunz' Burger Week burger was called the "Hang Ten" ($5.00) -- served on a brioche bun, this burger had 1/3 pounds of all-natural beef, citrus coleslaw, homemade potato chips (what?), caramelized onions, beer-thyme mustard and homemade ketchup.
I could not pass up their yummy garlic fries either ($2.00). We definitely had garlic breath when we left Bunz.
The Hang Ten burger had two of my favorite "sides" in it: potato chips and coleslaw, so it was a "match made in heaven". The flavors were good, texture from the crunchy components were nice, and the tang from the mustard and acidity from the slaw went well with the meat and the savory onions. It was a really good burger! The brioche bun was a bit dry, but it was still pretty good all together.
DESSERT time. Yeah, why not? *smirk* We split a caramel/vanilla milkshake ($5.10), which they put into two glasses without us asking (a plus!).
Anything with caramel -- I LOVE. Plus, add my favorite ice cream flavor.... vanilla. It was a delicious, simple, perfectly made milkshake.
475 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108