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Maven Chef Isaac Miller's Guilty Pleasure

What brings him "back to the good old days when I was a fat kid"?

The burger at Rickybobby.

The chef: Isaac Miller, new executive chef at Lower Haight’s Maven.

What he cooks: The menu’s spring onion soup ($9) begins with a creamy slow-poached egg, grilled spring onions, housemade chili sauce, and torched idiazabal cheese. A brilliant green purée of spring onion is poured on top, tableside.

What he eats: “My first bite of the burger ($10) at Rickybobby grabbed me immediately with its bacony flavor. The two beef patties are ground with bacon and layered up on a brioche bun with two slices of cheese. It brings me right back to the good old days when I was a fat kid, eating Jack in the Box’s Outlaw burger.”

Maven, 598 Haight St. (at Steiner St.), 415-829-7982

Rickybobby, 400 Haight St. (at Webster St.)

 

Originally published in the May 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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