neighborhoods/coronado -- Coronado

Heard two foreign students talking burgers on the 901 bus to Coronado from downtown early this month. One of them said the best was Wendy’s, downtown. The other one said Burger Lounge in Coronado. (Wendy’s in Coronado long gone, replaced by the Tavern.) So I asked local research assistants the best burgers in Coronado. Right away they said Burger Lounge (922 Orange Ave - $7.95 for basic burger – grass-fed beef). But then wait, no, what about the Slam Burger at Danny’s (965 Orange - $7.50 for ¼ lb. – plenty of [Yelpers love Danny’s][1]). Also strong support for Deluxe Gourmet Hot Dog (tiniest of all Nado storefronts, 943 Orange – burger and burger dog (!) each $5.99. Is it the eye-level signage that has made the difference? Danny’s puts out their “NBC voted best in San Diego” sign. Deluxe sign says their beef is never frozen. But assistants finally settled on Nicky Rotten’s – way down on First and Orange. Their 13 kinds of burgers, all at $11.95 including fries, have beaucoup toppings like bleu cheese, bacon. Me, sorry, but price is important – Burger King is still my king – a whopper at $3 is best burger deal. Down past Nicky Rotten’s at the Ferry Landing. P.S. For years Danny’s used to promote their Slam Burger with a quote from novelist [Alex Theroux][2], who stayed off and on in Coronado writing for the *Reader*. Can’t remember what Theroux said – something like “best burger I’ve ever tasted.” [1]: [2]:
— March 26, 2013 2:54 p.m.

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