Best of Orange County: Burgers

Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill
801 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach


Cruisers has been open only since last summer, but it's already making a mark among O.C. burger lovers.

Owners Alex Petrosian, 38, and Bud Wierenga, 33, said the burgers are from three meats blended together with added spices for a unique flavor. The restaurant serves beef sliders and three types of burgers.

The Cruiser burger is topped with bacon, jalapeños, spicy mayo and a fried egg, in addition to traditional toppings. The ABC burger, which has become a big hit with customers, comes with avocado and smoked Applewood bacon, while the cheddar burger is exactly what it sounds like.