6 Must-Try Burgers plus one FREE for National Hamburger Day
Well, I'm here to let you know that National Hamburger Day is this Friday, May 28th, and it's never been a better time to get out there and eat some meat. I've even got some vegan options for you as well!
Burger King (Various)
Taking place May 28th on UberEats, you can get a FREE Whopper with the purchase of one! You can also use the Burger King app to get a FREE Whopper with just a $3 purchase. So get some fries with that!
Rounds Premium Burger (Pasadena)
Always on my list, The Rounds Burger made "the rounds way" from Rounds Premium Burger is one of those reliable burgers that falls somewhere between value and upscale. Located in Pasadena, Rounds offers 14 different kinds of burgers, with none of them being over $12 (and Rounds Way being less than $9). What's the secret of "the rounds way"?? A shredded mix of lettuce, tomato, and 1000 island dressing.
Burgerlords (Chinatown, Nela)
While I was partial to the Classic Burger, Burgerlords is now 100% VEGAN with 5 options to choose from. They have two Eastside walk-up window locations in Highland Park and Chinatown with prices that rival In-N-Out. During National Burger Month try The Burgerlords™ Vegan Burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, Grillo’s Pickles, and 2,000 Island Sauce on a sponge bun.
Next on the menu, Tahini Milkshakes and Tofu Nuggets. The shakes are available in 5 different flavors including Oreo and Stumptown Coffee. Meanwhile, the Tofu Nuggets take 2-3 days to make. Try to find that at any other fast-casual restaurant.
American Beauty-The Window (Venice)
The Window Burger from American Beauty Restaurant is having a moment...and not even the coronavirus could stop it! American Beauty began as a take-out only spot, then expanded into a gorgeous steakhouse, and has since added a return to its roots with The Win-Dow at American Beauty. Be sure to get the UNDER $4 Cheeseburger ($6.95 for a Double) or a Beauty Burger if you don't eat meat ($7.95).
For the Win (Hollywood)
Quickly becoming one of my favorite burgers, Papilles Restaurant has permanently rebranded as the daytime concept called For the Win. There you can get burgers, chicken sandwiches, and french fries instead of the very affordable French prix-fixe they used to offer nightly. During National Burger Month I recommend the Cheeseburger made with a quarter-pound of smashed grass-fed beef, grilled onions, pickles, and cheese on a Martin's potato bun ($9).
In-N-Out Burger (Various)
I'm not sure any proper California burger list would be complete without a nod to In-N-Out. While the Cheeseburger might have been invented in 1920s Pasadena, it was possibly perfected in 1940s Baldwin Park. My personal favorite "Animal Style" was coined in 1969 for the rowdy animals that frequented the restaurant on late nights. Request your burger like this if you're in the mood for an extra thousand island spread, mustard grilled patties, and more pickles. All under $4!! Here's to our youth!
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