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OB has a beef with downtown

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - Ask anyone in Ocean Beach "Where's the beef?" and they will direct you to a Newport Avenue burger joint with a worldwide reputation.

With its funky atmosphere and laidback attitude, Hodad's is the perfect fit in OB, but can it survive with a downtown vibe? Our Larry Himmel rhymes in with the answer.

 

When it comes to my favorite places

My heart will always be true

To that time warped beach community

In a constant state of déjà vu.

 

Just take a stroll down Newport

And the town will win your heart

With it's mixed bag of mismatches

Who always set OB apart.

 

Whether you're a tie-dyed local

Or a tourist wearing plaids.

At noontime, they all line-up

To eat burgers, at Hodad's.

 

From the front door to the corner

They line up in this neighborhood

One Hodad's employee knows why:

"It's the fact that the burgers are so good."

 

And even though this funky place

Is just down the block from sand

Hodad's as we know and love it

Is getting ready to expand.

 

At the corner of Tenth and Broadway

Hodad's 2 is getting set to move over

Originally slated for next month

"Now it looks more like Septober."

 

When you open a restaurant downtown

You're on different kind of soil

Your customers won't wear flip-flops

Or smell of insense and pachuli oil.

 

Still with a reputation like Hodad's

Their popularity can only swell.

"It will in a sense resemble, this place,

but we're really going for a downtown vibe as well."

 

This fall, to sample their popular burgers

You won't have to travel to the beach, bub.

Just bugaloo down Broadway

Right next door to the Chee-Chee Club.

 

You know how the old saying goes

Two Hodad's are better than one.

Twice the chances to try their menu

"We want to keep it funky and fun."

 

For the folks who own and run this Hodad's,

Ocean Beach will always be sacred ground.

They just hope the good vibes continue.

When they haul their buns downtown.

 

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