Jeff Rossman continues to make moves in the San Diego culinary world. After moving Terra American Bistro to a new location near La Mesa, Rossman switches gears to open a casual eatery in Mission Valley.
Bunz is a breakfast and burger joint that brings the farm-to-table mentality to a casual setting. The main attraction are burgers made with Certified Humane Meyer’s Natural Angus beef, locally grown produce and locally made buns from Bread & Cie, yet the menu also boasts hot dogs, sandwiches and breakfast selections.
Get a first look at the Bunz menu, and see for yourself on Friday, Feb., 17th.
The basic breakfast menu leaves out no traditional morning bites. Wake up with a Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Omelet with onion, tomato and cheddar cheese; or a Breakfast Sandwich with two over hard eggs, ham and cheddar cheese on a ciabatta bun. For a serious sugar high, order the Cinnamon Roll French Toast.
Come in hungry for the classic, all-American lunch. Bunz hopped on the custom Build-A-Burger foodie trend, with a hearty selection of Angus beef patties, alternatives and add-ons, including a single 1/3 lb., double 2/3 lb., ground turkey, chef’s vegan, or marinated chicken breast, to be topped with smoked bacon, fried egg, garlic mushrooms, roasted poblano, sunflower sprouts, crushed avocado, blue cheese, jalapeno ranch and more. Too much pressure? Order off the burger menu, featuring Three Lil Pigs with smoked bacon, ham, pulled pork, beer thyme mustard, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and grilled onions (pictured); or South A D’ Border with crushed avocado, pickled jalapeno, jack cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato and red onion.
Beyond the burgers, Bunz serves a variety of Flat-Top Dogs, made with Angus beef, split and griddled crisp, served on a hot dog bun. Eat local with the Mission Valley, topped with garlic sautéed mushrooms, beer thyme mustard and housemade ketchup. And yes, control freaks may build their own hot dogs. You’ll also find a variety of salads, sandwiches, and plenty of fries and onion rings on the menu.
In classic diner style, Bunz offers real-deal malt shakes. Concretes are dense frozen shakes, and you can mix and match flavors to create your ideal sweet treat. Mix-in options range from m&m’s and butterfinger, to oreo, reeses, caramel sauce, marshmallow, brownie pieces and local organic berries from Suzie’s Organic Farm and Stehly Farms Organic. Those 21 and up must try the Beer Float, the ultimate shake made with vanilla ice cream, caramel and Stone smoked porter. Yes please.
Bunz is located in the former Pam Pam Cafe & Grill space attached to Days Hotel in Hotel Circle, an establishment that has been in the Rossman family for 31 years. Stop in for a casual meal with one of San Diego’s top sustainable chefs. The burgers and shakes are legit, and the price is right, with everything under $10. For more info, call 619.298.6515 or visit Bunz in Mission Valley.
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