Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gourmet burgers at H2 Burger Co., located inside the Red Goose Saloon.
Dedicated to forging each meaty morsel entirely from scratch, Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef, David Hollister, uses freshly ground Angus beef and homemade sauces and dressings to craft each of H2's inventive gourmet burgers. Indulge latent childhood desires of biting the TV by sinking teeth into The Big Bird, a ground turkey burger enticingly dressed with balsamic caramelized onions and a spicy arugula pesto ($8). Or, test your spice sensors against the three-tiered system of the shop’s Fire House burgers ($9 each), customized to your desired hotness and served with caramelized onion jam, creamy goat cheese, and a flame retardant napkin. Teetering atop its fluffy, ciabatta pedestal, the signature H2 cheeseburger ($8) exiles hunger with a half-pound Angus patty, tarragon dijon mustard, and a choice of six types of epicurean cheese, while the H2 grilled cheese ($6) forgoes the beef in favor of a veggie-friendly blend of swiss, munster, and gruyere. Texturize any meal by alternating juicy burger nibbles with crunchy mouthfuls of fresh cut fries ($3), fried homemade pickles ($6), and arborio risotto balls ($6) filled with grana padano and served with house-made pesto and a risotto cricket bat, upon request.
Savor a handheld meal amidst glimpses of the gold-flecked walls, stamped metal ceiling tiles, and neon wall maps of the Red Goose Saloon. The hardworking staff prepares nearly every meal component entirely from scratch including the piquillo ketchup and tarragon dijon mustard, ensuring every meal is flavorful, fresh, and won’t distract you with stories of the time it spent working in the kitchens of San Quentin.
H2 Burger Co.
At H2 Burger Co., located within Red Goose Saloon, chef Steve Cotton adds a gourmet flair to casual fare. All the food is freshly prepared in house, as he and his team sculpt freshly ground Angus beef into burgers, adding on toppings such as house-cured bacon and maytag blue cheese. Using braised pork, the team combines pineapple arbol braised pork with red wine pickled onions, lime oil, goat cheese, and a chipotle pureé to make gourmet braised pork tacos.