The half-pound patty is a mix of chuck and brisket served with a roasted jalapeño, caramelized beer onions, pepper jack cheese, applewood bacon and ancho mayo. Grilled over almond wood, the Sancho Burger is best enjoyed with a side basket of fries, which, along with the burger, Brew Kitchen Ale House has perfected into an art form. And given the restaurant’s rotating list of more than 20 beers, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect IPA or saison ale to wash it all down.
10708 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, (562) 431-3900; brewkitchenalehouse.com.
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