Jun 052013

It just caught my eye that this beer garden in Oakland called Telegraph has a burger that is half ground beef and half bacon.  You decide:

From an East Bay Express article on dog-friendly bars and restaurants:


2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510-444-8353


Hours: Tue.-Thu. & Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-1.a.m.

Telegraph may be the best beer garden you haven’t been to yet. All of its seating is outside — some shaded, some sunny. Choose from twelve drafts (local beers included) or three wines by the glass to sip on with your dog underneath an enormous, colorful graffiti mural on the north-facing wall. If you’re hungry as well as thirsty, Telegraph serves up delicious house-made sausages and burgers, including the 50/50 — a burger made from 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent bacon. There are also vegetarian options, like the green-bean sandwich, and a vegan sausage is in the works. It even offers a few options for breakfast. The establishment is low-key and community-minded, featuring poetry nights and a free weekly film screening. You’ll feel as comfortable reading a book with your pooch in the sun as downing pints with a group of friends.