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Tin Can Guerrilla Burgers

Guerrilla chefs Tommy Pockets and Justin Hulson man the Doods Foods window at Tin Can Ale House.
Guerrilla chefs Tommy Pockets and Justin Hulson man the Doods Foods window at Tin Can Ale House.
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Tin Can

1863 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

The Tin Can Ale House in Bankers Hill recently completed a renovation including new sea-foam green flooring, a shortened bar to make room by the stage, a kitchen, and a revamping of the venue’s namesake canned-beer menu.

“We scaled back from around 100 cans to have a few selections from each genre,” says bartender Patrick Conway.

The bar also offers Racer 5 and Jamaica Red on tap, red and white wine, and a sparkling wine by the can. Look for cocktails soon, as a notification of the venue’s pending liquor license is posted out front. Tin Can’s new kitchen, an evolution of the Doods Foods guerrilla delivery service, opened about a month ago. Catch Tommy Pockets and Roach Spit bandmate Justin Hulson serving cheap, quality burgers, sandwiches, salads, and sides from lunch ’til late at night.

The house specialty is the Flying Cheeseburger ($8) — two quarter-pound patties on a fresh Mexican bolillo roll from Panchita’s Bakery in Golden Hill, with cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion, and Doods special chipotle buttermilk sauce. Veggies can opt for the homemade black bean burger ($5), grilled cheese ($3), or vegan chili ($4).

“I want to make good, full food that’s accessible to everybody,” says Pockets. “I came from a house where we would all throw in a few bucks and then make a pizza or something. I feel like there’s a lot more soul in cooking and sharing a meal than just going out for a meal. So that’s what I’m bringing here. People come to hang out and talk. It’s a clubhouse feel. I like that vibe.”

Doods Foods is open in the Tin Can daily and offers delivery (619-381-2756). Live music nightly at 9.

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Guerrilla chefs Tommy Pockets and Justin Hulson man the Doods Foods window at Tin Can Ale House.
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1863 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

The Tin Can Ale House in Bankers Hill recently completed a renovation including new sea-foam green flooring, a shortened bar to make room by the stage, a kitchen, and a revamping of the venue’s namesake canned-beer menu.

“We scaled back from around 100 cans to have a few selections from each genre,” says bartender Patrick Conway.

The bar also offers Racer 5 and Jamaica Red on tap, red and white wine, and a sparkling wine by the can. Look for cocktails soon, as a notification of the venue’s pending liquor license is posted out front. Tin Can’s new kitchen, an evolution of the Doods Foods guerrilla delivery service, opened about a month ago. Catch Tommy Pockets and Roach Spit bandmate Justin Hulson serving cheap, quality burgers, sandwiches, salads, and sides from lunch ’til late at night.

The house specialty is the Flying Cheeseburger ($8) — two quarter-pound patties on a fresh Mexican bolillo roll from Panchita’s Bakery in Golden Hill, with cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion, and Doods special chipotle buttermilk sauce. Veggies can opt for the homemade black bean burger ($5), grilled cheese ($3), or vegan chili ($4).

“I want to make good, full food that’s accessible to everybody,” says Pockets. “I came from a house where we would all throw in a few bucks and then make a pizza or something. I feel like there’s a lot more soul in cooking and sharing a meal than just going out for a meal. So that’s what I’m bringing here. People come to hang out and talk. It’s a clubhouse feel. I like that vibe.”

Doods Foods is open in the Tin Can daily and offers delivery (619-381-2756). Live music nightly at 9.

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Vegan chili for only $4?? Here's the Deal, indeed!

March 14, 2012

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