Local: Mission Eatery, one of our trio of burger purveyors. [Photo: Local: Mission Eatery]
We're proud to announce that today kicks off our bi-annual Burger Week here in the Eaterverse. For the next four days, we'll be bringing you info on all the best burgers in town, including maps, lists, interviews with burger luminaries, and everything else you need to get plugged into the panoply of options available in this perennially burger-obsessed town. (But what about Friday? you ask. One word: Fryday.)
To get this burger party started, we're introducing three new burgers that were created just for Eater Burger Week, two of them from local eateries that have never served a burger before (yes, a few holdouts still remain), and one of them a new concoction from a well-loved chain.
First up in our duo of newly-minted burger makers is Matthew Dolan of 25 Lusk, who's taken the opportunity to create a decadent, Southern-inspired patty. He's using grilled Storm Hill Black Angus beef for the base of his burger, then topping it with chicken-fried quail, a bacon-habanero conserva, tempura-fried shallots, pickled green tomatoes, smoked cheddar, escarole, and sunny-side-up quail eggs. At $18, it's a gut-buster; it'll be available through Friday evening.
Next up are Jake des Voignes and Yaron Milgrom of Local: Mission Eatery, who've used their local-sourcing chops to whip up a great burger. It starts with a house-ground combo of Marin Sun Farms brisket and top sirloin, to which des Voignes will add chicken-liver mousse, baby mustard greens, and fried shallots, served on a brioche bun. It comes with a side of red-cabbage slaw, all for $15. They'll also donate $1 from the purchase of each burger to the SF Food Bank. This burger is exclusive to their lunch shift, Tuesday-Friday from 11 am-3 pm, and will be available through Friday.
Finally, the good folks of Super Duper Burger have gone and created a whole combo in our honor, as shown in the photo at right. (We're blushing, guys.) For $11.50, the Eater Burger Week combo includes a mini-burger with blue cheese, grilled onions, roasted portobello mushrooms, lettuce, and super sauce, plus fries and a fountain soda. $1 from every Burger Week combo purchased will go to Project Open Hand, which serves meals to seniors and the needy; you'll find it at all five Super Duper locations this week.
Thanks again to the readers of Eater SF for suggesting great spots to bring aboard our crazed burger train. We hope you enjoy the results! If you try the Burger Week burgers, let us know how you liked them in the comments.