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Wes Burger: Possibly SF’s Best New Burger Joint

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If today were a Sunday, BatKid probably would’ve gone to Wes Burger instead of Burger Bar. Well, not really, but he probably should’ve (can you say “should’ve” about a theoretical?). Why? Because Wes Burger is fucking awesome and easily one of the best burgers inThe City. Every Sunday night from 6-10pm Wes Rowe sets up shop in the Mr. Pollo space to do his Wes Burger pop-up. A few Sundays back I was smart enough to stop in.

Wes’s most famous burger is the Hot Wes, a riff on Jack in the Box’s Hot Mess. It’s so good that it won the Burger Brawl over the summer (beating out restaurants such as the afore mentioned Burger Bar and The Corner Store) and also so good that I’m dreaming about it now. Just look at this beautiful creature:


I reached out to Wes get more details on the magic he’s making and this is what he had to say:

I make the Hot Wes Burger almost every week and I also have a second burger every week that changes, as well as a veggie option and a few sides.

This coming sunday I am excited about making a patty melt with american, swiss, and cheddar on buttery panorama rye bread with caramelized onions and russian mustard.

My sides feature seasonal vegetable options as well as old fashioned fried favorites.

Milkshakes will be on the menu soon. hopefully by this week. and I always have a good selection of beer, mexican coke, and frosty mugs of root beer.

Every time I make one of my delicious burgers I dedicate it to Broke-Ass Stuart.

Ok, I made up that last one, but the rest of it is true. In the opinion of this humble writer/burger fan, I highly recommend you drop in Sunday for a Wes Burger. You can even call in a to go order ahead of time at 415-643-4380. And if you can’t make it on Sundays Wes also does a pop-up at Mojo Bicycle Cafe on Wednesdays.

Wes Burger Pop-Up
@Mr. Pollo
Sundays 6pm-10pm
2823 Mission St. @ 24th
[The Mission]

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.