Let The Burger Battles Begin

Heads up, burger babies — We’ve got a live one.

Jennifer Maiser, of Life Begins at 30, declares in A Hamburger Today, today, that Spruce has the best burger in San Francisco.

We’re not going to weigh in, in part because we’re supposed to be objective (sort of), but mostly because we’re not very good at judging burgers. Burritos? Fine. But their all-American counterpart gets skewed for us based on setting, value, convenience, etc., and we’re just as likely to tell you that Sparky’s has the best burger simply because we really needed it that one night (no offense, Sparky’s, but your burger is a workhorse, not a show animal).

But anyway, here’s what Maiser has to say about Spruce:

To me, a great burger has a perfect bread-to-meat ratio and well seasoned meat that comes from a reputable source. The Spruce burger’s bun is a buttered English muffin that is made in-house. Since it’s on the thin side, the overall effect is not overly bready. The meat is from Niman Ranch and is ground on site. The burger is served plain or with cheese and is accompanied by a complex herbed aioli with capers, house-made zucchini pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce. You also get delicious fries that are fried in duck fat. Heaven.

A small debate promises to get bigger in the SE comments section, with Joe’s Cable Car devotees forming up. What do you think? Does Maiser have a point? Let us know in the comments.

Go to Spruce for the Best Burger in San Francisco [A Hamburger Today/Serious Eats]
Spruce [MenuPages]
Spruce [Official Site]
Sparky’s [MenuPages]
Joe’s Cable Car [MenuPages]
Joe’s Cable Car [Official Site]

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