We’ve come across a lot of chalky, flavorless, soggy, poor excuses for veggie burgers that leave us yearning for a steamed ham. That was until we tried the Hippie Sliders at TAPS Fish House & Brewery. This slider does everything right. Packed with quinoa, carrots, mushrooms and zucchini, the patties get topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, roasted garlic aioli and a Sriracha pickle. It’s served on a toasted brioche bun that holds up to the griddled vegetal disc, so as soon as you’ve finished it, you’re thinking about the next one.
These bite-sized treats are only available in the lounge, but we were told you can look forward to pairing them with your beers at the soon-to-open TAPS brewery and dedicated food truck in Tustin. Eat yo veggies!
TAPS Fish House & Brewery, 101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, (714) 257-0101; www.tapsfishhouse.com.
Cynthia Rebolledo covers anything and everything food, culture and spirits.