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Victory Burger: Open for Business

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V-Day was declared on November 23rd for burger lovers and the Golden Gate neighborhood (Or “NOBE“, or “3-Corners” … ūüėČ ) with the grand opening of Victory Burger. Actual Cafe‚Äôs Sal Bednarz’s Kickstarter Venture has come to life after a six-month fundraising¬†campaign¬†and construction effort. 369 “Backers” pledged over $25,000 to help Sal¬†retrofit and decorate the¬†adjacent space to his popular Actual Cafe. As a small contributor to this venture, I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see a project come to life. Especially a project that contributes to the growing sense of community that Sal has played a big part of.¬†Sal’s dedication and passion to his craft will ensure that this will be a success.

Now as for the product, the burger was extremely juicy (the way I like it) and the¬†impressive¬†list of Add-ons and vegetarian options make it hard for anyone not to find something they like. In fact, calling it a “Burger Joint” may not do it justice with ethnic offerings like “Arepa” (Just try it, trust me). A full version of their menu can be seen here. Their hours are currently limited to lunch from Wednesday through Saturday, 11 – 3 p.m. while Sal ramps up his staff (Cooks and “FOH” applicants can apply via these craigslist postings). I’ll amend this post when I hear an update. Our neighborhood may finally have the signature Burger that we have somehow been lacking. Thanks Sal!¬†| More on KQED Bay Area Bites Blog ¬Ľ


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The rain would not deny Sal Bednarz “Victory” on Saturday December 1st, 2012.

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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