The food counter inside the North Park taproom of Rip Current Brewing got a major upgrade in 2018 when the folks behind Monster Crafts Food Truck moved in. They didn’t miss a step transitioning from mobile to permanent kitchen, making a beer-friendly mark with tacos, sandwiches, and mac & cheese.
But the unequivocal star is their Monster Burgers menu, built around half-pound patties of a fresh ground, all-natural beef, each a blend of short rib, chuck, and brisket. The Not So Basic sets the tone, with bacon, white cheddar, and onion jam for $12.50. But when you’re really feelin’ it, graduate to the $15 Make’n Bake’n, which adds slow roasted pork belly and fried egg.