Growing up in Southern California, you kind of take for granted the amazing things that happen around you. Access to major sports teams, minutes away from the beach, and all around you AMAZING food. One of those places I didn’t start appreciating until I had moved away was The Hat.
Currently with 11 locations throughout Southern California, The Hat has been around since 1951. They have other things that are delicious, but nothing compares to their World Famous Pastrami sandwich. And what pairs with that World Famous Pastrami sandwich? Thats right, a monster order of their Onion Rings. Officially called the Pastrami Dip, it is served on a huge french bread roll with mustard and pickles. The holy trinity of Pastrami.
The feel of each of their restaurants is a nod to the golden age of diners. Neon lights and vintage fixtures and booths complete the ambiance. You order at the counter and everything is wrapped to-go. They do not skimp on the portions either. Each sandwich has more than enough meat and they practically fill the rest of the brown bag with Onion Rings.
The next time you are in Southern California, make sure to check out The Hat World Famous Pastrami. Get the Pastrami Dip with Onion Rings. You will not be disappointed.
Driving through the small, unassuming town of Roy, Utah on the outskirts of Ogden and Hill Air Force Base, one could miss a classic Utah staple known simply as “Burger Bar”
Burger Bar in Roy Utah
They serve a classic Hamburger, made many different ways and also include some of the more exotic. Elk, Buffalo, and an exotic meat of the month. Some of the exotic meats have included Camel, Rabbit, Shark, and Yak. In addition to Hamburgers, they serve Corn Dogs, Fish Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, Veggie Burgers, Onion Rings, Fries, and Deep Fried Mushrooms to name a few.
There is no drive through or sit down area, instead you have to park your car and come up to the window to order. There are two main menu signs to choose from and there is always a line to order. Everything is made fresh.
In the Summertime, the parking lot is a hopping tailgate party with people bringing their lawn chairs and making it a picnic.
Best Burger in the State
My personal favorite is their classic Quad Cheese Ben, which is a standard Cheeseburger with 4 patties. You can also add Bacon if you would like for an extra charge. Pair that nicely with some Onion Rings and a Lime Rickey (Sprite with Grape syrup and limes) and you have yourself the best Hamburger experience in the State of Utah.
My wife always is a fan of the classic Corn Dog and Fries with a shake. (Yes, they have amazing above the rim shakes as well.)
If you are ever in the need of the best Burger experience in the state, head on up to Roy and stop at the Burger Bar on Main Street.