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Baron's Eats, Alameda Marketplace

Ruth Lafler Oct 3, 2013 07:17 PM

In the ongoing shuffle at Alameda Marketplace, Dave Samiljan of Baron's Meats has opened a burger and sausage grill in the old East End Pizza space. Meats are all natural and humanely raised. I'd just bought dinner when I stumbled across it, but the burger is now at the top of my "to try" list

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    Martin Strell Oct 9, 2013 07:49 PM

    We tried it last night, Enjoyed it a lot, I had the turkey pullman. They were out of pullman bread, so I just had it on sourdough. Like grilled cheese with tasty, freshly roasted turkey inside. Jing had an Italian sausage roll. I tasked it. Good bread (from Feel Good) grilled with sausage and peppers. Yum. The kids shared a cheeseburger, which I didn't even get to taste. Both kids gave it a big thumbs up. The french fries were the thin, crispy kind. I could have done with a little less salt (I'll ask them next time), but, otherwise, these were good fries. Dave was there and made sure we had a good meal. Was a little slow to get the food out, but not so much that it was a problem. Dave says he's shooting for something like fast food with "meat that won't scare you". Well, it's a bit pricier than fast food, but much more delicious too.

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      karenfinan Oct 10, 2013 06:59 PM

      This place is on my short list to try, as well!

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        BigWoodenSpoon Oct 11, 2013 04:19 PM

        Cool! Somewhere on Island new to try. Prices anyone?

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          Ruth Lafler Oct 11, 2013 05:02 PM

          The prices are reasonable for the quality. I think the burger is $6.

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            shanghaikid Oct 12, 2013 05:59 PM

            sauage sammies(6)
            pullman sammies (9)
            burgers (6)
            grass fed beef hot dog(8)
            soup of the day(3)
            cold sammies (8)
            fries (side/3, basket/5)

            ordered the burger med rare. came out part medium, part med. rare. no juice though, very tasty, probably from seasoning.

            chioptle mayo available adds a nice punch.

            -menu seems pricey, but burger, et al so fresh tasting
            worth the price....everything non hormone, no anit biotics,,

            -fab friendly, fast service. got burger in 5 minutes.

            1. re: shanghaikid
              BigWoodenSpoon Oct 13, 2013 12:12 PM

              $6 for a good burger is totally reasonable. Cheaper than Umami Burger, that's for sure.
              Sounds like a scouting mission next week should be put on the calendar. Thanks everyone!

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          jaiko Nov 6, 2013 08:24 PM

          Saw this in EBay Express:

          A Decadent Bacon Burger
          (Excerpt) Just when you thought adding bacon to everything was passé, Baron's Eats, the newly opened sandwich-shop offshoot of the Baron's Meats butcher shop inside the Alameda Marketplace (1650 Park St.), is offering a new bacon-studded burger.

          The "5150" Bacon Burger is 50 percent BN Ranch grass-fed ground beef and 50 percent Niman Ranch uncured maple bacon ground right into the patty itself. The result is one extremely rich, fatty, and tasty burger.

          (Full article: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ceviche...)

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            BigWoodenSpoon Nov 6, 2013 08:53 PM

            Oh baby, come to Mama!

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              BigWoodenSpoon Nov 7, 2013 01:56 PM

              Went there for lunch today and I loved the 5150 burger. Added caramelized onions and this tasty item did not need condiments. I didn't want anything to get in the way of the awesome bacon grease.

              Also volunteered to be the guinea pig for the onion rings that had just come in. Crisp, not too greasy, good breading ratio, onion lighty cooked to keep the sweetness & snap. Really nice quality and held their crunch all the way through the meal. Definitely some of the best I've had in a while and totally killed Umami Burger's attempt at tempura onion rings.

              Will I return and bring my family? You betcha!
              My husband might gobble down the burger and think it a tad small for the $. But once the *bacon effect* hits your belly, it's just the right size, for me at least. Let's support this small local business that is giving us high quality ingredients and a reasonable price. : )

              1. re: BigWoodenSpoon
                Ruth Lafler Nov 7, 2013 01:58 PM

                That's funny, because I when talking to Dave he specifically said he didn't like big, fatty burgers.

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                  BigWoodenSpoon Nov 7, 2013 07:38 PM

                  But it's bacon, that's different ; )

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