Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

Hamburger San Diego

Weekend brunch is a way of life in laid-back San Diego. After training for triathlons, going for their morning jog, or catching a few waves, people flood open-air restaurants to refuel (and then some). I’m not even training for anything, but was happy to carbo- and protein-load at TRUST Restaurant in an industrial, mixed-use Hillcrest building.

Brad Wise runs TRUST and nearby Hundred Proof. His original restaurant features a glass and steel patio with red chairs; the dining room touts an open kitchen and diagram of pork parts, one of which tops a devastating “Trust Way” burger.

Wood Grilled Burger ($14) is a beast at its core, with a juicy, well-seared patty piled with Asiago cheese, savory bacon-tomato jam, tangy pickled onions, and arugula on a soft poppy seed bun that soaks up the beef’s juices. Sure, each burger comes with skin-on French fries, but you should also bolster your burger by ordering Trust Way ($3). That means with house-cured, braised bacon and a sunny side egg that washes over the burger’s substantial, but balanced ingredients.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Address: 3752 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103

Trust Way Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

3752 Park Boulevard San Diego CA 92103

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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