Happy Monday! This post is super late but I have been dealing with computer issues/viruses over the past two weeks, but enough of that. Now, who doesn’t love a good burger? I, for one, find great joy in sinking my teeth into a tender, juicy burger topped with lots of melted cheese, bacon and all the fixings. Burgers have truly become a big part of my life over the last few years, as I work for a restaurant that has won numerous burger awards in Tampa Bay. With that being said, I decided to feature some of my favorite burgers from all over Tampa Bay each Monday for my new weekly feature, #MeatyMonday. Last month I had the pleasure of finally going to one of St. Pete’s most nostalgic places that has been open for over 50 years, El Cap.
I have been hearing great things about El Cap for about 7 years and can’t believe I finally made it there just weeks ago. Shame on me. Like most iconic eating establishments, El Cap is a no-frills place that simply knows how to make a damn good burger. I didn’t hesitate when the server asked what I wanted and ordered their World Champ Cheeseburger and sipped on a 3 Daughters Beach Blonde Ale while waiting for my burger. When in Rome, right?
Before I could drink half of my beer, my burger arrived and it was just what I imagined. Cooked a perfect medium with melted American, lettuce, tomato and mayo. I devoured it in record time and really wanted another one but decided to hold off and save the calories for a return trip. To say I enjoyed my burger is an understatement.
El Cap is a St. Pete icon and a must for burger lovers. I am anxious to return and explore more of their retro menu.[?]