When AHT reader Rich Kaszeta tried to visit Ercole's in Manhattan Beach, California, this past Monday, he was unfortunately denied burger goodness—they don't serve burgers during Monday Night Football (they serve chili dogs).
Luckily, he managed to find another burger just a few blocks away at Ebizo's Skewer. Although you wouldn't expect to find good burgers at a shabu shabu joint, Rich explains, "Apparently, the idea was that they already bring in all sorts of good beef, and decided that it would be easy enough to grind some of it fresh to make burgers."
Rich praises the "Kobe" beef burger for its "pleasantly crisped exterior and a very moist interior"—a little too moist, he adds. He also recommends the Belgian fries, which are "tender and fluffy in the inside, and perfectly crisped on the outside without too much browning."
229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (map) 310-802-0765
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