Where the glam burgers hang out!

I have to post this list, or else I would forget these places. I know this is an old article, but it is a nice resource to have. These places all have great burgers. I have visited a few of them and I plan to write about them. I am sure there are other fabulous burger joints, now. But anyways, I just wanted to share this list with you.

(Reposted from my old blog)

Where the glam burgers hang out
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-hamburgerboxaug02,1,2251576.story
From the Los Angeles Times, Food
August 2, 2006

The Counter. Order any combination from a huge matrix of ingredients in this popular, airy spot. 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 399-8383. $6.50 to $12.
http://www.thecounterburger.com/

Cut. Made from American and Japanese Kobe and sirloin, topped with shallot-jalapeño marmalade, tomato confit and aged gouda, Kobe sliders are served on house-made brioche buns. Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 276-8500. $20 (for 4 sliders).
http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/finedining/cut/beverlyhills/

Father’s Office. This Westside bar has a fantastic burger: French roll, blue cheese, caramelized onions, arugula and a “no substitutions” policy. 1018 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 393-2337. $10.75.
http://www.fathersoffice.com

Ford’s Filling Station. Ben Ford’s gastropub has a classic take on the burger, made with house-ground beef, Point Reyes blue cheese, caramelized onions and a La Brea Bakery bun. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City; (310) 202-1470. $14 at lunch; $16 at dinner.
http://www.fordsfillingstation.net

The Hungry Cat. This may be a fish house, but David Lentz’s Pug burger is terrific. Served with aioli, field greens, blue cheese and a mountain of fries. 1535 Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 462-2155. $14.
http://www.thehungrycat.com

Literati II. This casual West L.A. spot serves a classic burger done right: a stellar patty, a triangle of iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion and a dab of aioli. 12081 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 479-3400. $14.
http://www.literati2.com

Lucky Devils. Massive burger, made with Australian Kobe and available in classic or fully loaded with Maytag Blue, Gruyère (yes, both), Nueske bacon and garlic aioli. 6613 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 465-8259. $12.95 or $15.50.
http://www.luckydevils-la.com

Social Hollywood. Kobe sliders at the Moroccan-themed bar come with Gruyère and caramelized onions. 6525 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 462-5222. $17 (for 3 sliders).
http://www.socialhollywood.com

Stonehill Tavern. The truffled Kobe burger is hedonistic, but not pointlessly so; it’s got lots of smart truffled accouterments, any of which would be great on its own on a burger. St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point; (949) 234-3318. $28.
http://www.michaelmina.net/mm_stonehill/

The Terrace. Though there’s a great sirloin burger on the nightly menu, on Sunday burger nights by the pool, there are five to choose from, including a boffo duck burger. Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 654-7100. $21 to $25.
http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/

25 Degrees. This retro hotel bar serves flavorful, assemble-your-own burgers, wrapped in parchment like a gift. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 785-7244. $9 and up.
http://www.25degreesrestaurant.com

— Amy Scattergood

Cocktail of the Week – The Extra Dirty 3 Olive Vodka Martini





The Extra Dirty 3 Olive Vodka Martini is one of my favorite drinks. . . .that I hardly order. Personally, a martini glass drink is for females. . .in my opinion. But I do like this drink. The olives give the savory taste that I like every once and awhile.

The Extra Dirty 3 Olive Vodka Martini
*3 oz Vodka, I prefer Grey Goose
*1 oz dry Vermouth
*1/2 oz or more Olive brine
Garnish with 3 Olvies

Silk Lounge is one of the better lounge bars in San Gabriel Valley. Here you can see some pictures of the lounge and my drink.

Silk Lounge
123 South Lincoln, 2nd Floor
Monterey Park, CA 90710
silk-lounge.com

Peruvian in LA – El Pollo Inka

The Saltado de Pollo was quite tasty. Peruvian is quite hearty. I guess the cowboys in Peru like these types of meals. I first went to El Pollo Inka about a year or two ago. I would visit there again. Most of the menu items seem to be enticing enough try in the future. I only with El Pollo Inka had branch in LA.

El Pollo Inka
1425 W Artesia Blvd
Ste 12
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 516-7378
www.elpolloinka.com




El Pollo Inka on Urbanspoon

About the Thirsty Pig

I’m a simple guy that likes simple things. I don’t necessarily like to write lengthy posts of about my adventures. . . but I will show you some pictures from the current and the past. . .

My likes . . .
Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants, Japanese and Sushi, almost all types of Chinese. Currently, I like White Russians. Additionally, I will order a Jack & Coke, Gin & Tonic, and Godmothers. I do like Rampur Gin (from Tanqueray), Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire.

My dislikes. . .
Super Spicy (BTS is bad!), anything dairy unfortunately . . I do not like Vodka straight . . . still reeling from my experience in College. . .

LA Jimmy’s Ultimate Dining Guide. . .Circa 1996

I started writing about food in 1996 with my first website – LA Jimmy’s Ultimate Dining Guide. This was when I first worked for a short lived Internet firm in Los Angeles – Emagine Studios. This foray was my hobbie at the time. I used Frontpage to build the site. These listings are so old that some of these establishments are no longer here. Some have changed names or closed.





Yifan C. – Taipei

Yifan C. – Taipei aka 露露

I was born in Taiwan and had lived in New Zealand, Japan, and London for some years. (but never been to China or the States!) I love traveling, photographing…..aiming to take photos like the ones on the magazines. Now I am working in Taipei as a working mother. It’s hard to go to nice restaurants with a little baby.

I like all arranges of Taiwanese, Japanese and European cuisines. But I dislike spicy and over-fatty dishes.

Posts
02/28/09 味の時計台 – ramen in Sapporo
02/25/09 味一番つばさ – ramen in Sapporo
02/24/09 DOZO Izakaya ‧ Dining Bar
01/10/09 定食 8 – Japanese teishoku

Jimmy C.

Jimmy C. aka The Thirsty Pig

I’m a simple guy that likes simple things. I don’t necessarily like to write lengthy posts of about my adventures. . . but I will show you some pictures from the current and the past. . .

My likes . . .
Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants, Japanese and Sushi, almost all types of Chinese. Currently, I like White Russians. Additionally, I will order a Jack & Coke, Gin & Tonic, and Godmothers. I do like Rampur Gin (from Tanqueray), Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire.

My dislikes. . .
Super Spicy (BTS is bad!), anything dairy unfortunately . . I do not like Vodka straight . . . still reeling from my experience in College. . .

The following 2 links were my first attempts at a food blog.
LA Jimmy’s Ultimate Dining Guide
LA Jimmy’s

I have attended.

This is what I use