The whole trend of putting fancy spins on traditionally unfancy fare is great and all, but seriously, how many times a week can you eat an agave-infused foie gras truffle burger with cask aged gouda and lemon-caper aioli on pain aux oignon risen in that sustainable nunnery in Chico? Two, probably. Well, tops three. But for the rest of the week, hit John's Burgers.
Opened just off the vibrant corner of 6th and Market, JB's a refreshingly humble joint -- just a few tables, a couple o' friers, and an old school flat grill -- that serves up solid Angus burgers n' more at McDonald's prices, so there's no need to hamburglarize (seriously, take off that costume). You've got 19 choices, including the Chili Cheeseburger, the American-cheese smothered English Muffin Burger, Blue Burger on sesame, Naked Burger (atop sauteed onion n' mushroom), and the double-decker/mozzarella-engulfed Captain John Gourmet Burger, not to be confused with the Captain Ron Gourmet Burger, which comes with a glass eye and a side of hilarity. On the non-burger tip, there's fat Philly cheesesteaks, grilled chicken sandos with house BBQ sauce, fish n' chips, plus Polish sausages, chili dogs, and corn dogs, all comprising a part of the menu called "Dog Town", which is also the name of a film, but sadly not one featuring the hilarious antics of Captain Ron.
On the side, select anything from jalapeno poppers, to fried zucchini, to mozzarella sticks, to fried burritos -- yes, fried burritos -- for $1.99, which you can eat every day for one week, before dying from it.