We love burgers like a fat kid loves cake... and burgers. What we don't love, though, is eating not-the-best ones in San Francisco, which's why we set out this month to find those housing alllllllllll of the 7x7's most promising patties, new and old. (Don't worry guys, we did like 15 sit-ups, too.)
Several mustard-stained pairs of pants later, we settled on this: our list of SF's 20 burger standard bearers.
What you're getting: Pimento cheeseburger
You kinda knew Kevin Cimino's burger could end up being a dark-horse favorite when ABV opened in 2014, especially since Cimino used to work with Chris Kronner (yeah, Kronnerburger Chris Kronner) at Bar Tartine. What you didn't know is that it would so quickly go from sleeper to fucking Sea Biscuit. Almost every inch of this burger is made in-house (from the pimento cheese to the freshly baked caramelized sweet potato bun), and yet it somehow still only costs $9 for a compact, flavor-napalming quarter pounder.