Fresh for 2012, the midtown location for the venerable Squeeze Inn opens today at 1630 K St., in the former space used by Infusion Cafe. Whenever the topic of "best burger in Sacto." comes up, Squeeze Inn can pretty much be counted on to be name checked, especially the "squeeze with cheese" which comes with its skirt of fried cheese. Along with big ol' burgers that taste so good but will make your cardiologist wince, its menu also includes a variety of sandwiches.
This midtown location marks the fifth eatery in Squeeze Inn's growing empire. Its original location opened in south Sacramento with a mere 12 stools, but moved to more spacious digs at 5301 Power Inn Rd. after being targeted in a lawsuit claiming violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The suit has since been dropped.
Squeeze Inn has also opened locations in Roseville (106 N. Sunrise Ave.), West Sacramento (1350 Harbor Blvd.) and Galt (545 Industrial Dr.). Squeeze Inn was also featured in a segment on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" back in 2010.
In terms of local burger wars, yours truly has always felt Squeeze Inn is a bit overrated. My personal pick is the ground French steakburger from Nationwide Freezer Meats (1930 H St., Sacramento). But more importantly: Who gets your vote for best local burger? Leave your choices in the comments section.
Chris Macias is the Bee's food and wine writer. Follow him on Twitter @chris_macias