An EZ Dish: The Taco Shop Cheeseburger

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This dish at El Take It Easy is inspired by the places in San Diego where you can most dependably get a charred burger cooked on a flat-top, with mayonnaise that mixes in with the tomato for old-school secret sauce, and a slice of cheddar cheese. I’m not talking about In-N-Out, I’m talking about your local taco shop. Or at least mine, wherever I’ve lived in this town.

I’m told that in other cities, this is called a drugstore burger, but I call it a taco shop burger.

As much as I loved eating burgers at my local xBerto’s a dozen years ago, these days I have a lot higher expectations about what I eat, and more importantly, about what we feed you. So this burger is wholesome: grass-fed beef, local heirloom tomato, local lettuce, Spring Hill Jersey cheddar, house baked semolina bun, and house-made mayonnaise from pastured chicken eggs. And those ingredients also make it the most delicious drugstore taco shop burger you could possibly have.

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Served with fries that we make ourselves, and most importantly, served in the spirit of the taco shop. This burger is as good as it gets. You might order a second one. I did.

PS Bobby probably has some pretty good pairings up his sleeve for this, but he wasn’t working tonite so I went with the Txakolina. It was a great match, I recommend it.