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A Burger That's Better Than I Remember at The York in Highland Park, CA

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 7 comments

The York serves a tasty contemporary burger topped with sharp white cheddar, arugula, homemade pickled onions, and harissa aioli on a light and pliable bun. More

A Rock-ing Good Burger at 3 Square Café + Bakery in Venice, Los Angeles

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 13 comments

Chef Hans Röckenwagner of 3 Square Café + Bakery makes a great grilled 8-ounce burger on a homemade pretzel bun. More

Burger Disappointment at Square One Dining in Hollywood

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 10 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Square One Dining 4854 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (map); 213-629-1765; squareonedining.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: Square One has mastered breakfast, but needs to rethink their burger. Want Fries with That? They don't serve... More

Reality Check: Carl's Jr. Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger

Reality Check Damon Gambuto 22 comments

Note: In our Reality Check series, we take a look at fast food in the news and show you what it looks like in all its unstylized glory. [Photograph: Carl's Jr.] We can't be certain that our very own Adam... More

Testing Burger Boundaries at Wood Spoon in LA

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 10 comments

[Photograph: Damon Gambuto] Wood Spoon 107 E. 9th St, Los Angeles CA 90014 (map); 213-629-1765; woodspoonla.blogspot.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: I say, beef is best for burgers. This pork version is another piece of evidence in my case.... More

Burgers and Wine: The Umami Burger Truck and domaineLA

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 12 comments

This post took place over a month ago, but is only being published now due to editorial oversight. Our bad. But hey, the food still exists! Here's Damon's review of Umami Burger's entrant into the food truck scene. [Photographs: Damon... More

An Old-Fashioned Burger at Jack's Classic Hamburgers in North Hollywood

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 13 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Jack's Classic Hamburgers 11375 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602 (map); 818-761-4599; jacksclassichamburgers.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: An old-fashioned drive-in serving solid Southern California-style burgers. Want Fries with That? Yes. These fast food style fries... More

Reality Check: McDonald's Angus Third Pounder

Reality Check Damon Gambuto 24 comments

[Photograph: angusthirdpounders.com] Robyn's post about McDonald's McItaly line of burgers got me thinking about the old Golden Arches. Of course, you won't find doing a full-blown review of a McDonald's burger any time soon (unless it's April Fools' Day),... More

Burger Fusion at Beacon in Culver City, California

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 9 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Beacon 3280 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (map); 310-838-7500; beacon-la.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: A minor tweaking makes this a major burger. Want Fries with That? Yes. Professionally executed fries that remind you the... More

Going For the Gold Star Hamburger in Glendale

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 10 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Gold Star Hamburgers 1623 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale CA 91204 (map); 818-243-6261 Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: A fine example of the Southern California charbroiled burger tradition. Want Fries with That? Sure. These slim-steak fries had... More

The Origin of Fast Food at Wolfe Burgers in Pasadena, California

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 8 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Wolfe Burgers 46 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena CA‎ 91101 (map); 323-254-9138; wolfeburgers.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: An old-school burger joint that hearkens back to a time when "fast food" wasn't a pejorative. Want Fries with... More

Grilled: Evan Funke, Chef at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica

Grilled Damon Gambuto 11 comments

Recently, I noticed that almost all of our Grilled interviews are with burger eaters. As a Serious Eater, this is didn't so much disturb me as leave me undernourished—I found myself hungry for some insight into the mind of the... More

Reality Check: Carl's Jr. Six Dollar Cheeseburger

Reality Check Damon Gambuto 12 comments

Once again, we investigate fast food burger advertising accuracy with a touch of reality. Living on the West Coast means being inundated with—well, let's call it the Carl's Jr. advertising aesthetic. This time they are pushing their Six Dollar... More

Going to the Source at Cube in West Hollywood

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 25 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Cube 615 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90036 (map); 323-254-9138; cubemarketplace.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: A bold, yet refined burger that is among the best in Los Angeles. Want Fries with That? Yes,... More

The Cable Car Burger Battle of '09 in San Francisco: Joe's vs. Tony's

Damon Gambuto 7 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Tony's Cable Car Restaurant 2500 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94115 (map); 415-931-2416; tonyscablecar.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: It's a simple, straightforward, and satisfying burger at a great price. Want Fries with That? A solid... More

In-N-Out Displays Their Holiday Spirit

Damon Gambuto 3 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] While packing my things for my holiday visit home to New York, I realized that I'd forgotten to pick up a burger to take with me. Yes, that's right: I occasionally bring burgers along on my... More

A Christmas Miracle Burger at Colombo's in Eagle Rock, California

AHT: Los Angeles Damon Gambuto 8 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Colombo's Italian Steakhouse 1833 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (map); 323-254-9138; colombosrestaurant.net Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: Leftover steaks get ground into a superior example of classic hamburgering. Want Fries with That? No thanks. Frozen... More

Reality Check: Rally's Big Buford

Reality Check Damon Gambuto 12 comments

Er, this is Rally's bacon double cheeseburger, but I couldn't find a photo of the Big Buford. Erase the bacon; that should be close enough. [Photograph: checkers.com] In our ongoing endeavor to bring you a touch of reality to... More

Would You Eat Artificial Beef?

Damon Gambuto 15 comments

Are cows next? And then...burgers? [Photograph: Robyn Lee] A couple of weeks ago various news sources ran headlines announcing that scientists have figured out how to make artificial meat.* Basically the hullabaloo is that, for the first time, meat... More

Anaheim, California: It's Half About the Bacon at Slater's 50/50

Damon Gambuto 2 comments

[Photographs: Damon Gambuto] Slater's 50/50 6362 Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim CA 92807 (map); 714-685-1103; slaters5050.com Cooking Method: Grilled Short Order: While the business value of the half-bacon burger is clear, it is less clear that it would qualify... More

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