Victory Burger: Open for Business

Published On December 2, 2012 | By Rob Arias | In the Neighborhood, Restaurants

V-Day was declared on November 23rd for burger lovers and the Golden Gate neighborhood (Or “NOBE“, or “3-Corners” … 😉 ) with the grand opening of Victory Burger. Actual Cafe’s 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 »


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

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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