Saturday, March 15, 2014

Week 11 - Whiz Burgers Drive-In

Whiz Burgers Drive-In has a cool sign.  That's why we wanted to go there.  They just have a scattering of tables out front, so you want to go on a beautiful day, and we picked a good one.  We were already in the neighborhood for an afternoon cheese-making class, so we walked over.  To the drive-in.  Does that seem right to you?

We got the stuff that you get at a basic burger place.  Burgers.  Fries.  Onion rings.  Strawberry milkshake.  (Someone later asked me why on earth I would get a strawberry milkshake.  Answer: strawberry milkshakes are awesome.)

There's nothing fancy about these hamburgers.  Whiz Burgers is never a place you'd bring up when trading "best burger" stories (you do that, right?).  You wouldn't take out of town guests here (take them to Chez Maman).  But you know what, these burgers ain't bad.  I think Nalani put it best: "This is a classic American hamburger.  The kind of burger you wish you could make at home, but you really can't."

Would We Go There Again

I wouldn't go out of my way to go here.  But if I were over on Valencia, browsing Paxton Gate and Dog Eared Books, and it was around lunchtime on a beautiful day, I would totally walk the two blocks over to South Van Ness and get me a burger.  Hey, maybe I'd bump into the two guys we met here today, who were both shooting pictures with Voigtlander Bessa rangefinders.  Cool.

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