Thursday, June 30, 2016

Roam Artisan Burgers | SF, CA

Most of the good memories in life involve food, wouldn't you say? Well, maybe food wasn't a factor when you gave birth, or scaled a mountain or graduated valedictorian (or successfully hit your sister square in the back after she stole your clothes in middle school. Just me?) ... but I sure as heck bet it was a supporting character in the celebration after. Because food = memories = camaraderie = the good stuff in life. The best stuff in life in fact.

Though we arrived in San Francisco on different days last August (Jay got there August 16th, I arrived about a week later), Roam Artisan Burgers was the first meal that Jay and I both had as residents. His was a solo meal after a full day of driving a U-Haul, unloading our entire world of things into the house with the movers and finally gasping for breath and sustenance at about 8 PM. Mine was a shared meal with Jay at about 7 PM the day of my arrival, after a long day of driving a packed little SUV with a dog co-pilot through 3 states (that ugly snap here). For each of us, Roam served as the big sigh of relief and the first "bite" (my pithy cleverness knows no bounds) of this city as a local. So for that reason, it holds a little place in both of our feasty little hearts.

Now it serves its purpose just as the delicious little burger joint around the corner that it is. As we spend our many weekends wandering around the elevated streets, we often pop in here for a swig of ale (ayy, matey) and a mouthful of goodness.
^Jay and I were fresh off a Napa kick and went for wine. Logan opted for the traditional beer. On weeknights, we sometimes get the Kombucha on tap. You heard that right. 
^Brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug
^Jay and I generally have nails that look exactly the same. Thankfully, he did not marry me for my hands. He married me for my Super NES station.
^I was in the mood for meatless so I went with their Classic Veggie Burger. Let's take another look at that bad boy...
^The quinoa burger is truly divine topped with butter lettuce, tomato and their special sauce. A whole lot of yumminess wrapped up in one sesame bun.
^We also split their Fry-Fecta = a basket of zucchini onion fries, sweet potato fries & russet fries. As you can tell from this image, they are all incredibly good. 
^Chandler may be backyardless and used to life in small downtown spots but on the upside, the boy could write his own SF/PDX city food blog. He gets to eat out with us a lot (mainly so I can cuddle that scruffy face). I love that mutty boy so much.

True to everyone's form, the boys scarfed their proper burgers before I had a chance to capture them. However, that alone should speak to the quality of this place. Great burgers, easy ordering, relaxed ambiance and a cute little outdoor patio. Roam, you make it so easy to love you.

ROAM ARTISAN BURGERS - SAN FRANCISCO 
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11 comments:

Elle Sees said...

Sounds like a great and delicious time was had by all. I am curious to find my own version of that vegg burger here in Atl.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

mmmm that quinoa burger looks SO good. i am always sucked in when a restaurant has a 'special sauce'. doesn't matter what it is, that will make me want it. how cool that you both had your first meal as residents there :)

MilitaryPugWife said...

Soooo yummy! Now I'm hungry.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! A quinoa burger? Yes please! And a foodie blog by Chandler would be all kinds of amazingness :-D
Green Fashionista

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Food really is the supporting role in a lot of our experiences throughout life. I love that the burger place around the corner was the first place that both of y'all ate when you moved to San Fran and that it's still a common place for y'all to eat at now. A place that allows the pups to come is definitely a place that I want to go!

Susannah said...

Oh my goodness, now all I want is a burger!!! And a quinoa burger sounds fantastic! <3

Pat Hatt said...

Sure sounds like the spot to go for one. lol hey, can't beat a good super nes station.

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Where has a quinoa burger been all my life?!?! Obviously not in Singapore. Right, I'm heading your way, please feed me!! ;)

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Yummy. Looks delicious! I love a good burger. I definitely have to be in the burger kinda mood though to thoroughly enjoy it. I've always had a love hate relationship with burgers, lol so odd. Maybe fast food is to blame.

Marie said...

Looks like a great place to go for a burger.

Stephanie Wilhite said...

Thank burger looks 2-die-4!!!! Yum. I already had dinner, but now I feel like I need that burger! Great pictures.