In addition to being delicious, cheeseburgers save time by compressing the entire food pyramid into a single, edible pile. Savor the need for speed with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of burgers and beer at The Bucket.
The Bucket has slung fresh specialty burgers and beers to its patrons’ eager gullets since 1935. The restaurant’s menu revolves around grill-fired eats, such as The Freddy, a traditional burger crowned with salsa verde ($7.50), and The Malibu ($7.50), whose thousand island-smeared buns, when properly pressed to ears, echo the ocean. The Famous Cardiac burger boasts two half-pound patties, cheese, bacon, and grilled ham ($12) lying in lustful wait for an appetite brave enough to conquer them. Diners can deliver these half-pound parcels with a side of round-cut fries ($4) or onion rings ($4), all while washing nosh down with a pint of draft ($5) or domestic beer ($3).
The chefs at The Bucket hand pat fresh meat into half-pound patties to form the burgers that have headlined the eatery’s menu since 1935. Each burger arrives slathered with toppings such as grilled mushrooms, ham, bacon, onion rings, and housemade Julio sauce, which the staff describes as “messy but great,” not unlike Picasso’s childhood art projects. Supporting the roster of burgers, rotating on-tap beers hail from local and national breweries and pair well with The Bucket’s mess of grilled fare, hot wings, shrimp, and round-cut fries.