Today is the grand opening of a new waterside casual eater that is unFathomably similar to another San Diego restaurant concept. “Burgers, Bait & Beer” is now located in Embarcadero Marina Park South behind the San Diego Convention Center. As part of the festivities, the public is invited to complimentary menu tastings and samplings from 11am to closing. The restaurant with its outdoor patio adds to the public amenities at the Embarcadero, as the park features a public fishing pier, basketball courts, a fitness course and waterfront views.
Burgers, Bait & Beer is owned and managed by Rich and Consuelo Rosengreen of Quality Coast, Inc. Quality Coast is a local company providing gourmet street food, catering and other services. The menu at Burgers, Bait & Beer features homemade “Monster Dogs” including “The Godzilla,” made with pork sausage, caramelized onions, tomatoes, red cabbage, ginger-sesame dressing and wasabi aioli on a gourmet bun. Another specialty is “The Kraken,” made with all-beef sausage, grilled shrimp, caramelized onions, corn and black bean salsa, creamy chipotle dressing and red cabbage on a gourmet bun.
Traditional beef burgers are also included on the menu, along with a turkey burger and pastrami burger. Lighter and vegetarian options include spinach and strawberry salad and pinto bean and veggie stew. Local craft beer from Ballast Point, Coronado Brewing Company and Saint Archer will be available on tap, as well as a selection of bottled beers, sodas and water.
In addition to food and beverages, all of which are all to similar to another, totally unaffiliated San Diego eatery by a different owner - Fathom Bistro - Burgers, Bait & Beer will offer frozen bait and fishing tackle for sale. They will also offer free fishing pole rentals for children under the age of 12.
Hours for Burgers, Bait & Beer are from 8am to 5pm daily. From May through September, the hours will extend to 8pm.