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Burger

blog_burgersOver the summer I've visited the restaurant Burger on Mission Street three times.  Every time I'm there I always end up loving the place a little bit more. The two big burger places I've been told about recently are Betty Burger, which is located in many places throughout Santa Cruz, and Burger.

For me, what places Burger aside from Betty's or any other place I know of is its environment. Once you walk in, you're confronted with one of the most creative menus around. All their entrees are named after popular celebrities or characters. I've ordered "The Dude," a burger with jack cheese, avocado, and bacon, the  "Johnny Marzetti" which is a burger with macaroni piled on, and the "Phatty" a burger with grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.

The walls of Burger are colorful and reflect the burgers they sell. One wall contains gold painted frames with no pictures inside of them, probably gathered from yard sales. The men's bathroom has a mural on one of the walls depicting zombie's craving burgers. A bar is located in the restaurant selling from mostly Santa Cruz brewers.

What's most important about Burger is that its food is delicious. Their website says, "Burgers. Ingredients Matter." You can tell they mean that by the food they serve you. The ground beef they use comes from grass-fed cows and you can choose from either shoestring or sweet potatoes fries.

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written by Vern, July 12, 2011
But you forgot to mention how the burgers come out so fast (and not hot) that it arouses the suspicion that these are pre-cooked. Also, even if you ask for your burger to be MR, it still comes out cool and MW, the default mode. If they could cook to order, this place would be the best burger joint in the known universe. Right now, it's just ok.

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