I “heart” Boulevard Burgers: more San Francisco treats

Boulevard, San Francisco

Boulevard, San Francisco

Everyone has a favorite burger joint–In-and-Out, Pink’s, The Burger Joint, Daniel Boulud’s DB Burger (sirloin, braised short rib, foie gras and black truffle), Shake Shack, New Orleans’ late-night haunt, Port of Call…but when I went to visit my friend, Brian Garrido, in San Francisco he insisted I not leave until I tasted the burger at BOULEVARD.
“Snake River farms beef, ground to order and just salt and pepper,” Brain claimed.

The bun was toasted and buttery, brioche-like, and the beef, juicy and tender. No onion or cream or capers or spices tossed into the meat to mask its flavor. Just pure, juicy goodness. WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE BURGER JOINT or WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?

boulevard burger

boulevard burger

Photos by Thayer Gowdy

4 comments... read them below or add one


  1. December 25, 2008 12:14 pm by Pierino Reply

    Kim, I really like the presentation for the frites (one of my most guilty pleasures). I’ll have to remember that one when I’m grilling merguez. Merry Christmas.

  2. December 28, 2008 9:03 pm by eunmi Ban Reply

    I am a big Korean fan of you. I loved your book and I enjoy visiting your blog. I am Korea now, but when I go to USA I will make a list of food and restaurants based on yours.. Happy New Year!

  3. January 12, 2009 4:28 pm by Brian Reply

    Kim: This is so funny! Now, there is another burger that I like a lot too but not as expensive as Boulevard. It’ at this place called Bar Johnnie’s, the chef there is quite a find. Mostly bar food but really great.

    When you are back in SF, we will go.

    I also need to cook for you the next time you are here. I made a really great roast chicken last night from Food & Wine’s most recent issue that turned out really well.

    Julia Child always said that the best way to know a restaurant is to try the roast chicken!! So, I want to make a roast chicken for you when you are here.

  4. January 19, 2009 10:25 pm by YJ Reply

    Shake Shack for NY!

    I’ve tried many NY burger places (Corner Bistro, Rare, Brgr, Good Burger…) and many NY burgers in bars, but Shake Shack is my fave place for the simple cheese burger.

    Their portobello mushroom burger sounds all healthy but turns out to be fried and even richer than a burger, go figure!

    PS. I read your book in one sitting. Stayed up to 5:30am because I could not stop.

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