The Gaslamp Peanut Butter Cheeseburger
It wasn’t the first time I allowed peanut butter to ruin a love affair. Asking the waiter to smear it on my cheeseburger — without being coerced — nearly killed my passion for the delicacy. It simply wasn’t a good choice for me despite a plethora of online rave reviews from a diverse set of professional, anonymous food critics on Yelp.
On most of these comedy & cheeseburger blog excursions, I’m more interested in soaking in the ambiance of some hole-in-the-wall joint, like at a burger barn. This place had kind of a diner vibe, which, on the interior design aesthetic scale, I’d rank somewhere between a coin-operated carwash and an abandoned building. Of course, the experience in any location is always partner-dependent, and since I was joined by my kids, Martin Jones and his family, we ended up having a crazy fun time. I assume that would be the same case for an abandoned building.
Cheeseburger Pro Tip: Skip the Skippy
I appreciated the diner’s “safety first” approach. They installed a fire escape immediately outside the front door, so in the event of a kitchen fire on the street level, we could safely finish our meal on the rooftop.
Thanks to Lyft for sponsoring #SMMW16 and providing transport to the San Diego Gaslamp district. The ride-hailing app companies created a brilliant business model, even though they are mired in controversy around hiring practices, skirting taxi regulation, and selecting a mustache for a logo. Marketing experts say the ‘stache is a reckless choice for the brand. Possibly, but when I’m in vendor-selection mode evaluating product attributes, I’ll always choose reckless. Although maybe that’s not the best criterion when deciding on a driver.
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