The burger at Rickybobby.
The chef: Isaac Miller, new executive chef at Lower Haight’s Maven.
What he cooks: The menu’s spring onion soup ($9) begins with a creamy slow-poached egg, grilled spring onions, housemade chili sauce, and torched idiazabal cheese. A brilliant green purée of spring onion is poured on top, tableside.
What he eats: “My first bite of the burger ($10) at Rickybobby grabbed me immediately with its bacony flavor. The two beef patties are ground with bacon and layered up on a brioche bun with two slices of cheese. It brings me right back to the good old days when I was a fat kid, eating Jack in the Box’s Outlaw burger.”
Maven, 598 Haight St. (at Steiner St.), 415-829-7982
Rickybobby, 400 Haight St. (at Webster St.)
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of San Francisco.