Burger: Bula Burger at Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers
Among the dizzying selection of affordable iterations (grass-fed, American Kobe, buffalo, veggie) served at these Bay Area retro burger joints, declared the winner of this year's burger wars, the most sought-after by far is the award-winning Bula Burger, thanks to its irresistible combo of thickly sliced bacon, melted Swiss, spicy housemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and mayo. Heat mavens take note: the Spicy Sly, slathered with roasted onions, peppers and an incendiary jalapeño/pumpkin-seed hot sauce, is a close second. Pair either one with a divine made-from-scratch milkshake.
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