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Pizza Rock


I know what you’re thinking…”Why would RSB go to a pizza place to review burgers?”  Well it’s an easy answer, Pizza Rock serves more than just great pizza!  Located at 1020 K st, downtown Sacramento, this place is very awesome!  From the dj booth in the sky (inside a Peterbilt truck cab hanging from the ceiling), to the extensive beer and wine selection and cocktails, a totally rockin sound system, a very spacious patio out front, to some of the friendliest staff that RSB has encountered.  We chose to sit out on the patio to enjoy the wonderful July weather we are having, and promptly started off with a Pizza Romana #II as an appetizer and it was Deeelicious!  We did wash that down with some quality beer! Next, it was on to the burgers, and WOW did we enjoy them.  We will be back for sure!
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The Yard House – Roseville


The Yard House breaks the “Non-Chain” rule, but the draw of 140 beers on tap was too powerful to resist! Located in the Fountains of Roseville, the Yard House is a perfect fit. The designers somehow managed to turn this former Smith & Hawkin’s store into a great looking restaurant with one of the biggest bars I’ve seen. Read More, see photos→

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Morgan’s Bar and Grill


The Ro Sham Burgers were at it again and this time we chose to patronize Morgan’s Bar and Grill in East Sac. on the corner of 34th and S. This locally owned watering hole boasts house made, slow cooked BBQ, quality hamburgers, and of course an ample selection of brew. I must say the RSB’s were surprised (in a good way) on several accounts during our visit.

First, their beer selection more than met our strict standards. Two beverages of choice were the Deschutes Brewing Companies “Mirror Pond Pale Ale” and Lagunitas “Lil’ Sumpin.” Both brews were refreshing and a excellent change-up from the standard go-to, Sierra Nevada. All in all the RSB’s give Morgan’s credit for having some variety on tap. Cheers! Read the rest of this page »

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The Hideaway


The Hideaway is a small bar in Curtis Park, and I think I’ve driven by this place a hundred times, and always assumed it was one of those dive bars that open at 6:30 am, but I was wrong. Yes, it’s a bar, complete with pool tables, juke box, and an eclectic mix of retro pinup-tattoo decor, but there’s a twist…great food. Read More, see photos→

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de Vere’s Irish Pub


Firestone Burger

Happy National Burger Month to all of our burger-loving friends.  RoShamBurger’s latest stop was at a great little Pub in downtown Sacramento located at 1521 L Street, that is owned and operated by the de Vere family.  I would like to thank them for the great job they have done bringing a touch of Ireland to Sacramento.  Great people, great service, great burgers and also great beers!

In honor of National Burger Month, de Vere’s is featuring a different burger each week.  When we visited, 2 of us chose the featured burger. The Firestone Burger, which started with pork infused ground beef cooked in Firestone DBA, was accompanied by smoked goat cheese, salt and pepper arugula, fried onions, balsamic vinegar chalots, and topped with bacon.  All I can say is, YUM!  The flavors were a great combination, along with being cooked to a perfect medium-rare.  The 3rd burger in our group was the tried-and-true control burger (bacon and cheese) with crispy bacon and Dubliner Irish Cheddar Cheese.  This burger also cooked to a perfect medium-rare did not disappoint in the flavor department.

To wash down all this great taste were some great beers on tap!

 

 

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Clubhouse 56


The Ro Sham Burgers decided it was time to do a little  multi-tasking.  With the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, Giants and A’s  games all going on at the same time, patronizing a local sports bar that is well known for its awesome burgers and brew became the obvious choice.  Clubhouse 56 had been on our burger radar for quite some time now and this night was the perfect opportunity for us to check out this neighborhood watering hole and eatery.
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Relish Burger Bar


With the weather being so nice, and all of us available, we decided to take a trek up to ElDorado Hills and check out Relish Burger Bar.

The Burger Bar sits in the corner of a typical up-scale looking mini mall. The outdoor patio, perched above Latrobe and White Rock Road, looks really nice. Unfortunately, there was a Blues band playing out there. Too bad, we really wanted to enjoy the sun.  It’s not that we don’t like Blues, but we do like to be able to talk to each other without yelling. (I am not old!)

Inside, Relish is a cross between a diner and a nice restaurant, booths lining the wall and tables within. We pulled up a table for 6 (and a half), so our waitress had her work cut out for her.

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Fanny Ann’s Saloon


 The RSB guys were ready for another burger, so we decided to head to Old Sacramento to try the “World Famous Burgers” at Fanny Ann’s Saloon, a unique 5-story old-world style saloon with some very interesting decorations, and also a game room complete with shooting games and pinball machines.  Upon entering the saloon at street level, which is actually the 3rd of the 5 stories, you walk to the back, to the kitchen window to place your order from the extensive burger selection.  I ordered the Pastrami Burger which was outside the box for me. It was very tasty, a little overcooked but I wasn’t asked how I wanted it cooked either.  The other orders included an Island Burger (aka teriyaki burger complete with slice of pineapple), a Big Papa Burger (topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, onion ring and bar-be-que sauce), and last, but not least, our RSB control burger (bacon & cheddar).  All burgers turned out to be overcooked, but still very tasty.  

After ordering, the next step is to find a place to sit.  With a bar on almost every level, there is not really a bad seat in the house, especially since they have many booths and tables located on all 5 levels. 

As far as refreshment, they have Sierra Nevada on tap, they also have Black Diamond IPA, and happy hour was $1-off draft beer and $1 you call it shots.  Cool deal!

Just a little note, if you’ve never been to Old Sacramento, or it’s been a long time since you were there last, take some quarters with you to pay for parking in the old style meters.  I hear parking tickets in Sacramento have gone up quite a bit.

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Dad’s Kitchen


Word on the burger street was that Dad’s Kitchen serves a mean burger and offers some good beer to wash it down with. So of course, we had to patronize the Curtis Park neighborhood restaurant. Without disappointment , Dad’s had a wonderful family owned eclectic atmosphere which included a inviting outdoor seating area. The menu included several excellent burger choices including a veggie burger(seriously). Dad’s offers a variety of quality microbrews that changes regularly. We chose to wash our burgers down with a pitcher of Sierra Nevada’s hoppy Torpedo. Before the burgers are even ordered, we were already impressed with the service, quality of beverage offerings and most importantly… pitchers! Needless to say our visit got off to an outstanding start.
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Flaming Grill (this time…with the girls)


Roshamburger liked The Flaming Grill the first time so we decided to give them another visit, this time we took the women with us.  There were 6 adults and 1 child.  This review is going to be a little different in the way it’s written because each adult is going to write about their own burger experience. I (Mark) will get us started, my Bacon Avocado Sirloin Burger was cooked to perfection, the fries were great and I tried some different beers tonight since they are trying to clear out for some new kegs on the way.  My girlfriend had the ‘Sourdough Melt’ and the beer sampler, with a BPA, Shugga, Nut Brown and something crazy called the Hairy Eyeball!  The patty melt came with 1/3lb. sirloin, grilled onions & mushrooms and she had them throw on some tomato to boot and upgraded her fries to cheese fries.

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