As a rule, I'm a fan of golf-course cafes. Hearing the click of golf shoes and looking out on the green landscape is very calming to me. Some golf-course diners are great for breakfast, some for soups and sandwiches. The cafe at the Verdugo Hills Golf Course is great for juicy burgers and cold, draft beers.
Tee's on the Green, as the cafe is known, has been recently updated. When the owners got their liquor license, they wanted to do it up right, so in addition to a refrigerator stocked with bottled beers from around the world, they have no less than 10 beers on tap. There are old favorites like Bud Lite, Miller and Sierra Nevada. But there also are more artisanal varieties like Widmer Hefeweizen, Noble Pils and Alaskan Amber.
And what goes better with beer than burgers, dogs and fried things? The modest chalk-drawn menu of greasy-spoon standards on the wall belies the above-par quality of the ingredients therein. Sure there's a Chili Cheeseburger ($5.49), but how would you know the chili is homemade and the beef is ground Angus? Once you taste it, you'll know.