1101 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037
Burger Lounge takes a new spin on an old favorite by offering a a tasty burger from healthy ingredients and serves them to you in a green restaurant. The concept is to give you a better tasting and healthier burger while taxing the environment as little as possible. According to their website; “Our beef comes from one farm, grown by a small company where the animals are well treated and never spend time in a corporate “feed-lot”. Their diet consists of tall green grass from beautiful Kansas prairie land. This is what nature intended cows to eat and nothing more. No hormones, no antibiotics, no grain, no corn, just beautiful green grass. These conditions produce a beef that is delicious and far better for you than conventionally grown beef.” After a nice afternoon walking around the La Jolla cove, my friends Karl and Julie took me to Burger Lounge to try it out.
Albeit a very small menu, there was no difficult choice to make: Grilled Lounge Burger
Organic Grass-Fed Beef Grilled to a Medium Rare Temperature. I would normally order medium-rare but didn’t think twice about trusting the judgment to serve it medium. I topped it with lettuce, house 1000 island dressing, fried onions and cheddar. The bun was really good and I took notice that they made an effort to go beyond the standard white bun. It’s important not to overlook a quality bun. The sharpness of the cheddar combined with the sweet fried onions played a nice compliment to the entire package. The burger itself was really good. Nice and juicy and rather than a big ole huge patty, the Burger Lounge instead gives you a wider patty. It makes the sandwich last a little longer and makes it easier to cook evenly. Burger aside, the onion ring – fries combo and locally brewed beer helped to make the Burger Lounge experience one that stood out.
Burger Lounge – where happy cows taste better.