Eating: 4505 Burgers & BBQ
My burger addiction continues. The qualities for what makes a burger great can differ a lot from person to person. For some it is the extravagant toppings (think: brie, bacon, eggs, ravioli), how high quality the meat is, or the consistency of the bun, that defines the whole experience. For me, I like it simple. If a burger has lettuce, mayo (or some sauce of the secret kind), onions, and, of course, cheese, I’m a happy camper.
4505’s Best Damn Cheeseburger nails it in each of these categories so, yes, for me it is the best damn cheeseburger.
Can’t forget the other half of 4505’s menu: the B-B-Q.
Choose from several kinds of meats, smoked, pulled, and grilled daily on site. The pulled pork is a stand out, moist and juicy. The brisket is tender and flavorful. All the BBQ sides are at your fingertips: coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, potato salad. The bread is usually the last thing I notice at a BBQ joint, but 4505 nails even this — the roll is flaky, yet pleasantly chewy and perfect to sop up run-off BBQ meat juices. And then there is the Frankaroni. The Frankaroni is a Franken-monster of mac & cheese mixed with hot dog bits, shaped into a little square morsel, then breaded and fried — not something you find on every BBQ menu.
4505 Burgers & BBQ has perfected the ambiance as well. Their outdoor patio is filled with an assortment of small and long picnic tables, fostering a friendly communal vibe. Half of the patio partially covered, and aan outdoor bar is available to quickly service thirsty patrons and save them the inevitably consistent long line of customers waiting to order their meals. Final bonus? A few flatscreen TVs so you can watch your sports games while satisfying your meat cravings.
4505 has got this BBQ thing down.
CRAVE: Best Damn Cheeseburger, pulled pork, buttery rolls
Burgers and BBQ awaits.
Menu of sweet, savory goodness.
Where the magic happens.
Cookies by Doughbies and house made chicharrones
Smoked meat plate with pulled pork shoulder, beef brisket and hot sausage with sides of spicy fries, the “Frankaroni” and a warm, buttery house roll.
The Best Damn Grass Fed Cheeseburger with lettuce, onion, Gruyere cheese and secret sauce, on a buttery, griddled sesame bun.
The fantastic outdoor patio, with adjacent covered seating, a second bar, TVs to watch the best of Bay Area sports.
Learn more about 4505 Burgers & BBQ on their website here.