BY CADEN THUN
When trying to find good Thai food in Burlingame, look no further than Coconut Bay. Located only a couple minutes away from BHS on Howard Ave, Coconut Bay has an extensive menu that has something to satisfy just about everyone, including vegans. The spicy angel wings are a popular appetizer, and the green, red, and yellow curries are all delicious. The only caveat is the price. While Coconut Bay’s prices are by no means outrageous (the three curries are $12.50), they might repel some students looking for a quick, cheap bite after a minimum day at school. Nevertheless, Coconut Bay is an ideal spot to dine with family. It is spacious, has a friendly atmosphere, and the food never disappoints.
BY TYLER IDEMA
Only instituted around a year ago, Rise has solidified itself as being one of the best casual hang out areas on Burlingame avenue, while also providing great pizza. The pizzeria is located close to El Camino, and provides a fire pit as well as a large screen projector for movies and sports games. Rise is open all week, and provides a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3pm to 5pm and Saturday through Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Those are great times to hang out with friends while also enjoying decreased prices. Rise’s menu is more pervasive than one may think. While they provide a classic red sauce option for their pizzas, they also have added a white sauce option to mix things up a notch. Rise Pizzeria is a great place to hang out, and an even better place to eat, so make sure to check it out when you get the chance. Rise has a great atmosphere, and a variety of dishes - not just pizza. They also have meatballs, brussel sprouts, and high quaity burrata. Additionally, they have gooey brownie-chocolate chip cookies that make for an amazing dessert.
BY BEN NEUMAN
When it comes to sandwich shops in Burlingame, Ike’s Place is hard to top. Located on the corner of Howard and Primrose, Ike’s is the perfect place for a quick lunchtime break with some quality food. With a menu containing hundreds of different sandwiches, it is unlikely that anyone will find nothing to eat, rather most everyone will be overwhelmed with the amount of appetizing choices Ike’s has to offer. The atmosphere at Ike’s is very relaxed and the system they use to take and make food orders is very efficient, resulting in small lines and quick service. Next time you are looking for a place to get a fast, substantial lunch, do not pass on Ike’s, Burlingame’s top sandwich shop.