Burgers, Bait and Beer
Operating in the locale that formerly hosted JJ’s Sunset Deli by the Bay, Burgers, Bait and Beer comprises a kiosk (where you order and grab a beer) and a mobile kitchen/grill parked nearby (where they cook the hamburgers). The chorizo-laden Baja Burger is the star here. The half-pound patty is wide rather than thick, it spreads to the edges of a brioche bun guaranteeing a meaty bite every time. The chorizo provides a luxurious juiciness while cotija cheese adds its tangy and distinctively Mexican flavor.
It’s fitting, because from this outdoor eating spot a burger scarfer can see Mexico off in the haze to the south beyond the curve of the Coronado Bridge. Coronado glistens across this most narrow point in the bay. Sailboats, power yachts, jet skis, Navy ships, and craft of all kinds glide by on the water. Walkers and runners move along the boardwalk. It’s the kind of spot folks dream about, or spend thousands of dollars to see.