San Diegans with discriminating palates can rejoice in gourmet goodness with the opening of the highly anticipated Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer at the newly renovated Westfield UTC Mall. The UTC Mall recently underwent a $55 million renovation that has upgraded the 26- year-old property to help improve the overall consumer experience.
On Jan. 6, the revitalized UTC became the new home for the gourmet burger and craft beer outfit, hosting the latest hometown micro-brew phenomenon and regional farm –to- table favorites.
Renowned, award-winning, Los Angeles-based chef Ron Guidone spearheads the menu for Eureka!, which features a handmade menu sourced from local vendors. Everything from the sauces and dressings to a variety of hand cut fries are made daily. Eureka! San Diego uses 100 percent vegetarian fed, all natural beef, and Eureka! mixologists serve drinks that contain all-natural ingredients, including fresh squeezed orange juice and natural sugars.
A signature dish for the Eureka! San Diego hub is the San Diego Caesar Salad served with blackened scallops, sliced green apples, croutons and shaved Parmasean cheese.
Eureka! takes its food and beverage pairings very seriously. Serving up over 40 different handles of micro-brews and 15 permanent staples, Eureka! has dedicated this location to the community’s diehard commitment to good beer. Some would even argue that San Diego is the nation’s new micro-brew capital.
Eureka! isn’t just dedicated to the San Diego beer market; they also exclusively pour San Diego’s Ballast Point’s FUGU vodka and Ballast Point’s Three Sheets Rum at all their locations. Pouring small batch American whiskey and bourbons are protocol at Eureka!, many of which are waiting list only, such as the sought after Pappy Van Winkle (12, 15, 20 and 23 year) bottles.
On a typical weekday you’ll find a handful of downtown residents in the bar enjoying Eureka’s “Hoppy Hour” featuring great specials including their famous prohibition-style handcrafted cocktails, craft beer of the week and friendly wait staff. Additionally, Eureka’s slogan of “American Craft! Eat, Drink American!” embodies their determined commitment to selecting the best in American spirits, fresh local fare, and providing an atmosphere that works for families or a great night out on the town.
Eureka! is located within the UTC Mall at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla.
For more information on Eureka!, visit www.eurekaburger.com.