A new waterfront restaurant will open Thursday along San Diego’s scenic Embarcadero offering both grub and bait to patrons.
Burgers, Bait & Beer – located at Embarcadero Marina Park South, just behind the San Diego Convention Center – will hold its grand opening on Thursday starting at 11 a.m., the Port of San Diego says. The festivities will include menu samples and mingling on the eatery’s outdoor patio, which overlooks the water.
The Port says the restaurant’s menu boasts homemade sausages with mouthwatering-meets-menacing monikers, including the “Monster Dog” and “The Godzilla” – pork sausage topped with caramelized onions, tomatoes, red cabbage, ginger-sesame dressing and wasabi aioli on a gourmet bun. There’s also “The Kraken,” an all-beef sausage loaded with grilled shrimp, caramelized onions, corn and black bean salsa, creamy chipotle dressing and red cabbage.
Traditional burgers are also on the Burgers, Bait & Beer menu, along with a turkey burger and pastrami burger. Salads round out the offerings, while local craft brews fill the taps, including beers from Ballast Point, Coronado Brewing Company and Saint Archer. Non-alcoholic refreshments are also available.
But here’s the real hook: the Port says the business will also sell frozen bait and fishing tackle. Free fishing pole rentals will also be available there for kids age 12 and under.
This is fitting since the eatery is located in a park that houses a public fishing pier, plus a basketball and fitness course.
Burgers, Bait & Beer will be open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’ll close at 8 p.m. during summer months – May through September.
The restaurant is owned and managed by Rich and Consuelo Rosengreen, of Quality Coast, Inc., a San Diego-based company that specializes in gourmet street food and catering services.
A similar business, Fathom Bistro, Bait and Tackle, also exists on Shelter Island in San Diego, and is beloved among locals. That eatery is also right on the water, and boasts craft brews and gourmet hot dogs.