The San Francisco ferry terminal is a lovely building, with a variety of specialty food stores. I would have loved to have explored it more, but unfortunately I was three thousand miles away from my kitchen, and only had time for lunch. After reviewing all the options, I settled on the Roasted Garlic Burger from American Eatery:
If I’m going to spend more than $11 for a burger, it better be a great burger. Unfortunately, it was quite forgettable.
There was simply no taste to any of the ingredients. If the mayo had bacon flavor, I couldn’t taste it. No sign of caramelized onions. The cheddar had no taste. It was meat on a bun. McDonalds cheeseburgers taste better, I can get about five for the same price.
Of course, the best burger I’ve had recently was at Umami Burger in Redondo Beach:
Nearly carpaccio style beef, shiitake mushrooms and a parmesan crisp. For about the same price. It didn’t blow my mind, but it was a pretty good burger. One I was happy to spend $10 for. I may spend the $3 it would take me to recreate it in the near future.