Culinaring Through Diego (Lunch Day 2)
white cheddar, grilled onions, thousand island, lettuce, tomato | onion rings & fries
People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that’s a bunch of rubber eggs. Dinner is the most important meal of the day. Lunch, on the other hand, is the middle child that lacks the novelty breakfast has at the start of a day and the familial importance dinner serves across the world. Lunch is what you eat to get to dinner.
That said, late lunches are inherently dangerous games to play when culinaring through a city because they carry the risk of ruining future appetites. Dinner is where chefs show their true flavors and for a club sandwich to ruin a display of talent would be unfortunate to say the least.
real coke. real big.
Today was nearly one of those days as the crew got off to a late start. We had lunch around 1:30 at a place called “Burger Lounge.” I think every city has its hip burger joints, and Burger Lounge is La Jolla’s. Although I have only been once, Burger seems to be a great little place that proves hip and tasty can be great friends.
Like so many other restaurants in La Jolla, classic Californian weather (ie never hot, never cold, sunny) plays a big role in the layout at Burger Lounge. The white-orange-metal themed inside is tiny and, not including the kitchen in the back, is no bigger than a Chick-Fil-A bathroom. Seriously. Most people sit outside on the patio.
The thin patty was seared, seared and seared, the bread was homemade, fries were hand-cut and twice fried, even the grilled chicken salad with taro root was great and in fact better and more interesting than most grilled chicken salads at restaurants. The most memorable bite came from the onion rings whose batter was neither too thick nor too loose. Once dipped in the ranch dressing, there was no denying myself a second, third…fourth one.