I was just in a debate with a friend - the topic: hamburgers. Not the $25 foie gras stuffed kind, the real burger. The one that drips down your hands because the chef/griddle cook isn't afraid to serve it medium rare.
The debate was between Vals in Hayward/Castro Valley and Phyllis' in San Rafael.
What are other great burger places in the Bay Area - recommendations? We're going to do a tour to resolve our dispute.
Also - opinions anyone? What is the importance of the bun in burger satisfaction? One of us said it was all about the meat and the condiments; the other one of believes that the most important part of the burger (after the perfectly cooked meat) is the bun.