You might get weird looks if you say you go to barbecue places for the pickles or to gas stations for the hot dogs. But even though Crown and Anchor is known mainly for its hundreds of beer options, we go for the burgers. The double cheeseburger comes with American cheese, lettuce, pickle, raw onion, and mustard, and while it’s a fairly salty burger overall, that’s what all the beer is there for.
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