After having a cheeseburger at 4505 Meats a few weeks back, brian j was hooked—he’s been eating his way through the rest of Ryan Farr‘s offerings ever since.

The burger is superb: incredibly flavorful and juicy to a fault (once you pick it up, you’re best off not putting it back down). The meat is aged for 21 days and ground in-house. The single burger ($7) is a bit small, brian j says, but the double cheeseburger ($9) has a much better meat-to-bun ratio.

At one Thursday farmers’ market at the Ferry Plaza (where the 4505 Meats stand is found), a sandwich of beef shank and smoked lengua crépinette with fried egg, Brussels sprouts, and aioli was “one of the best sandwiches I’ve eaten in my entire life,” brian j says. “Seriously amazing.” On another visit he tried the pig’s trotter banh mi: Braised trotters are deboned and then reconstructed, rolled up, breaded, and fried to order. It then goes into a baguette with pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, and chiles.

4505 Meats [Embarcadero]
1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
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Board Link: 4505 Meats: EPIC lunches at the Ferry Plaza Thursday Farmers Market

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