Over the past few years Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego has gone through a lot of changes. One of them is the addition of BurgerIM in Horton Plaza park. It’s a great place to grab a bite for lunch or when you’re headed to your next Padres game. If you’re like me and are wondering what the IM in BurgerIM stands for I have your answer! The ‘IM’ means ‘Always More Than One’. Which once you’ve visited them, it makes total sense because you will definitely want more than one burger!
The owners are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet and you can tell they want their customers to leave full and with a smile on their faces. They were kind enough to invite me and several of my foodie friends to check out their full menu. Yes, I said their FULL menu. Good thing I brought my friends! If you don’t live in San Diego don’t worry, they have BurgerIM locations all over the world so there might be one in your area!
To start they brought us out 3 different types of fries and beers. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again….I love potatoes! Bring me a tray of potatoes and you’ve made a friend (or customer) for life! My favorite were the cheddar bacon potatoes of course. I happen to always like the ones that involve bacon. Not to say the others weren’t delicious! But the bacon cheddar are what I would order in a heartbeat.
Then they brought us another epic tray of food but this time it was crispy, saucy, chicken wings! I thought the sweet chili would be my favorite but I was honestly surprised after trying them all that I enjoyed the buffalo the most! It’s not usually my go to flavor, but I think it’s just a testament to how delicious their wings are!
After we devoured the wings and fries it was time for the main event, the burgers! Now, I wanted to tell you a little back story on their burgers. They are smaller than regular burgers but bigger than your average slider. This is because the owner doesn’t think people should struggle with eating huge burgers. Personally I appreciate this insight because I’ve seen some burgers on Instagram that I think even Steven Tyler from Aerosmith would have difficulty eating. You know the burgers I’m talking about!
Burger size aside, they are completely customizable from the type of meat, cheese, toppings etc. you can include on your burgers. I didn’t get to try every combination they presented us with due to stomach capacity but I will tell you my favorite was the Lamb Caliente burger! This was another surprise I was not expecting. I guess this means I need to venture out of my comfort zone more often because BurgerIM was full of all sorts of surprises!
If the regular burger menu options aren’t enough for you, this particular franchise even has a special “Thanksgiving Burger” you can try. It’s a turkey burger with stuffing, cranberries and a gravy dipping sauce. Yum!
Another notable burger is the ⅓ lb. burger with all the classic fixins of a traditional cheeseburger. It’s the only large burger on the menu and is “FoodGod” approved. Which if you don’t follow his food account on Instagram you probably should. I know mine is pretty awesome but I don’t hang out with famous celebrities while consuming the world’s largest burrito or ice cream cone. That’s ok though. Maybe one day! 😉
Now, I know what you’re thinking! Natasha, this is just so much food. This must be all you tried! But that’s where you would be wrong. To wrap things up they brought us out one of each milkshake on their menu! I only tried the Caramel shake and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Shake, but considering both of those were delicious I’m going to guess all the other flavors were as well.
Well, there you have it! A preview of all the gourmet burgers, fries, wings and shakes offered at BurgerIM in Horton Plaza. Now what are you waiting for!? Go grab yourself a burger (or 3) and tell them Natasha’s Food Adventures sent you!
Thank you to everyone at BurgerIM for having us. It was a fun tasting experience I won’t soon forget.