mmm-yoso!!! is the food blog you are reading and this time it's Cathy posting about a wonderful burger she enjoys regularly.
Hi. If you've been around San Diego for a while, you remember Boll Weevil, the burger/bar place where pool tables abounded. Most of the locations closed a few years ago (the Boll Weevil location on Clairmont Mesa is still there). We've always loved the burgers at Boll Weevil, because they would grill them medium rare. Weevil Burger does that also.
This reincarnation is in the same spot as a previous Boll Weevil, in the La Mesa Fletcher Parkway strip mall which houses 'the' Michaels and 'the' Souplantation, closer to Shizuoka which is near Dallas Street.
The interior is essentially the same, just cleaned up a bit (the original menu with prices is printed on that endangered species green sea turtle shell on the wall) with 4 flat screen televisions.
After you place your order, the Traditional Tray of Condiments is brought to your table. -pickles, onions, relish, sweet peppers, catsup, mustard, mustardrelish blend, tobasco, salt and pepper. You still have to remember to ask for mayonnaise.
The half pound Weevil burger, medium rare. ($4.59). It's $1.50 more to add cheese, lettuce and tomato and really, I don't want that on this burger. The meat is coarse ground and flavorful all by itself.
I did add pickles, onion and mustard. The bun is toasted. Nothing else is needed to make this perfect for me.
The pool tables and video game area was busy the night we were here.
The Mister ordered the 1/2 pound Mushroom-Swiss burger with a side salad ($8.99). Also medium rare. as a combo (with fries (straight or curly), onion rings or salad) it's $8.99 and quite a meal. He likes the fresh sauteed mushrooms and the taste of the Swiss cheese on his burger.
The croutons are made in house, from rye bread, which they use here for their patty melt... Just plain white lettuce and a slice of tomato, but on its own, the salad is $3.50, so the combos are less expensive than ordering individual items here.
This particular location is doing very well and has a variety of menu items, including gyros sandwiches and varieties of chicken, all of which are fried properly. Sometimes I do order the 2 piece fried chicken meal, because it is so good. Usually, though it's the 1/2 pound Weevil Burger. That's all I need.
Weevil Burger 9104 Fletcher Parkway (at Dallas) La Mesa 91942 (619)644-1010