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Doods Foods: Not a burger, not a burrito

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – In search of the perfect balance between comfort food and casual meet-up, an unpretentious cafe on Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill has discovered a rag tag formula for success.

"We're just trying to do straight up simple food with a different kind of twist. Do our own thing. This is Doods Foods, but we are at the Tin Can," Tom Logsdon said.

Doods Foods is an homage to the guys on the grill. The Tin Can recognizes the 23 varieties of trendy, canned beers they serve.

"Cans are actually one of the new trends in craft brewing. It keeps the beer fresher for longer and it's a little bit more environmentally friendly. We are definitely behind that," Tom said. "It's only recently that we've been able to offer local canned beers. It's great thing."

Besides serving up your 1/3-lb basic California cheeseburger with 100 percent beef seasoned on the grill, the Doods have doubled down by combining the north and south.

"We do an item call the California burgito. It's not a burger, but a mixture of a straight Southern California burrito, one of the staple California foods," Tom said.

And here's how it rolls.

"It starts with a bolillo roll. It's torta bread that we get made for us every day. Then we add our homemade salsa, fresh cut French fries, our 100 percent ground beef patty, with some cheese and avocado. And it makes for a really delicious burgito. It's pretty user friendly," Tom said.

The club is user friendly too, with an inviting stage for open mike nights, as well as weekends.

"People seem to be liking it," Tom said.

And with good reason. It's folky, friendly, without frills. A home in the 'hood, with San Diego's only burgito.

Some of the footage used in this video report was shot using a GoPro camera.

Doods Foods (at The Tin Can)
1863 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 381-2756

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