You don’t have to travel very far to find a great burger in the East Bay — though “great,” of course, is in the eye of the beholder. From the strip malls of San Lorenzo to new spots in trendy Oakland and Berkeley neighborhoods, you can find all kinds — classic diner burgers that’ll fill you up for around $5, fast-food smash burgers that eschew maximal juiciness to offer the greatest amount of crunch, and dry-aged beauties from pedigreed chefs. There’s even a game-changing veggie burger or two. All of them have their charms.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More