Before my trip to California a few weeks ago, I googled the best restaurants in San Diego for 2012. It was easy to see that Slater's 50/50 had won best in multiple categories, including best new restaurant, best burger, best happy hour, and best beer selection. I scoped out their menu online, and from the moment I saw The Peanut Butter and Jealousy on the menu, I knew we needed to eat there!
I think the average person would shy away from a bacon topped burger topped with peanut butter and strawberry jam, but not me. I'm a PB lover and I'm not afraid to try it on anything!
50/50's was packed with people, so we spent our 30 minute wait getting happy hour beers at the bar.
When we sat down we began with onion rings and french fries served with bacon infused ketchup. I'm not a big bacon lover, but the ketchup definitely impressed me!
As we waited at the table I eyed all the glorious, monstrous dishes that the waiters were carrying around the restaurant and doubted if I had made the right choice, until alas, my peanut butter slathered burger was placed in front of me. I took a few pictures and dug right in.
..And it was delicious. I promise.
|Bacon brownie for dessert|
Normally I would consider myself to be pretty darn adventurous for ordering this meal, but I bet I would only be a 5 on a 1-10 adventure scale at Slaters 50/50's. They have a Hawaiian burger topped with pineapple and Spam, and, get this.. A bacon gravy smothered, sunny-side-up egg topped fried chicken breakfast sandwich that replaces the bun with fluffy buttermilk pancakes drizzled in maple syrup! Yuck.
The next time I'm in San Diego I would love to come back to this place. Although the heavy emphasis on bacon makes it seem like a stereotypical "guys" eatery, I think it has something for everyone. They have a gluten free menu, and lots of choices for vegetarians, including a build your own gourmet mac-and-cheese, and veggie burgers topped with whatever your heart could desire.
5 thumbs up!