79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger

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Pocket, pocket, pocket!

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It's a burger's responsibility to hold itself together, not mine. That being said, an important exception for the Pocket at the Pocket Burger Shack in Sunset Beach, because any joint that sticks a fried egg in their namesake burger deserves our respect. It's as if they're saying, "A burger is incomplete without an egg," and I commend them on such a bold, delicious statement. You will too when you hit that firm, yellow center.

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Their patty is standard--really, just a vehicle for the stranger flavors that is the infamous Pocket Sauce. That dark mystery sauce, that exotic sweetness infusing itself into fat wedges of avocado that some swear is sweetened teriyaki--but that doesn't account for the depth of flavor, which I say recalls unagi sauce.

And here's where you make the mess that makes this burger work in your favor. Irrigate the drip so that it spills down onto your fries rather than your forearms and, in the immortal words of Carl Weathers, "Baby you've got a stew going."

The List:

80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place
81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not
82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo
83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery
84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle
85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café
86. Smoked Trout at Provenance
87. Small Plates at A&J Restaurant
88. Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro
89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong
90. Poke at Costco Tustin II
91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos
92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House
93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas
94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe
95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's
97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch
99. Tres Amigos Burrito from Piaggio on Wheels
100. Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Lola Gaspar

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Location Info

The Pocket Burger Shack

16873 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

Category: Restaurant

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gm0622
gm0622

an egg?

seriously?

lame ass burger if it needs an egg and some funky teriyaki sauce to help it.

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