Guerrilla Street Food's All City Burger
You're a creature of habit, right? We all are. We go to our favorite restaurants and we order our favorite dishes. Straying outside of that leaves you open to misery—if you decide to order something besides, say, Guerrilla Street Food's Flying Pig, and you don't absolutely love what you get, and then you're left sad and bitter. I'm here to tell you that if you try their new All City burger, the only sadness you will feel is when you finish and there's no more burger left for you to eat. It's that same feeling you get when you finish a series on Netflix. What do I do with my life now?
Brian Hardesty and his Guerrilla crew have been working on the burger for months now, with versions of it popping up as specials from time to time. I asked Joel Crespo, the other Guerrilla guy you see everywhere, where the name came from: "It's a reference to a graffiti term where, as an artist, you are known throughout the whole city. It originated in New York, when a graffiti artist would have graffiti in all 5 boroughs. Then the artist could call himself "All City". Our idea is we are trying to make one if the best burgers in the city that everyone can afford."
This is one tasty burger. Ground local chuck and brisket for the patty, a Thai bird's eye pepper and jack cheese made in-house, pickles, onion, and calamansi (a Southeast Asian lime) mustard. It's like you're at a diner, eating a typical diner burger, except the owner is Filipino. They smash it down when it hits the grill so it gets that great crunchy exterior that I look for in a burger. And it's only $5! I know, ridiculous. You might as well as for a double...and, if you're feeling particularly hungry, get one of their sous vide eggs added.
Don't miss out on the tots, either. Togarashi (a mixed spice blend from Japan) spiced rice balls are fried until crispy, with a creamy interior. The closest thing I can compare them to is a Japanese croquette, so if you've had one of those, these are like tiny versions.