A few weeks ago I got to attend the opening party for Smashburger in Kearny Mesa, the 6th Smashburger location to open in San Diego this year.

Like previous preview parties, guests were invited to try out the entire menu for free. The only thing we couldn’t order were the Haagen Daaz shakes, as samples of the shakes were being passed out.

After learning about the secret menu “Sin City” burger, I was set on ordering that.

Sin City Burger: egg bun, topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled and haystack onions, and the signature smash sauce.

When I make something I like, I tend to make it several times in a row, trying out different variations. After making the bacon egg cups, I tried several variations including ones sprinkled with cheese.

I don’t really like melted cheese on my food (I always order regular burgers and not cheeseburgers), but FH loves melted cheese on everything so he really liked this variation.

Cherry Ice Cream

I usually am not a fan of fruit flavored ice creams except when they are homemade with fresh fruit.  Ever since getting my ice cream maker, I love making ice creams with fresh fruit.