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Oct 30, 2006 01:02 PM

Best Burger in LA?

My vote is for the house special burger at Firefly in Studio City -- bleu cheese, bacon, avocado, grilled onions.

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  1. Haven't found it yet. I'm wondering though if there's a good jalapeno burger out there that does what Carl's fails to do.

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    1. re: mc michael

      Have you tried Fuddruckers? I recently tried their Jalapeno burger and it was fantastic.

    2. Jack's Classic Hamburgers on Riverside (between Valley Village and Toluca Lake).

      Currently, I'm addicted to the cheeseburger at Rick's Drive Thru in Silver Lake.

      And there's nothing wrong with Cassell's in K-town. (I bring my own New Mexican green chili to add to their cheeseburger.)

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        1. re: blacksab67

          I second the Jack's Classic burger for inclusion in the pantheon of great LA burgers.

        2. I love the Great Grill across from Glendale College -- the double Great with avocado, cheese and bacon. Mmmmmmmm...

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            OK, okay, Uber. You've been touting Great Grill for a while now. I'm going there now instead of Fiesta Taco, where I've eaten every day for the past two weeks.
            Hope GG is better than Willie's (._. )

            1. re: Gohantabeyoka

              Now, now, Chowhound recommendations, being subjective things, are eat-at-your-own-risk. I love the GG. And Willie's is absolutely the best thing to eat in that area (with the possible exception of the teriyaki place on Main St) -- that part of Burbank is a chow-free zone.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                I'm down with DU...the BUR is pretty irredeemable. and Willie's, while no King's Head, wasn't bad when I had it the other day. and to make this even more offtopic, if the teriyaki place he(?)'s talking about is Yaki's, that's one of my favorite chow-type places, albeit in a kind of Tito's Tacos love-it-or-hate it way. try the chicken Fiesta Bowl with cheese...mmm...

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  Mmm! Very lovingly made burger, eh, Geek? Like what a very special mom would fix for her favorite kid.
                  Fresh and tasty.
                  One should _nevah_ doubt the Uber man!
                  Thanks for the rec, maang. Mmm!

            2. I have to add the new Kobe burger at Sunset Beach, actually UV restaurant, on Sunset in Hollywood. Oh, no, it's not just a kobe beef, it's American Kobe beef stuffed with large pieces of lobster meat.
              It's surf and turf, but you get the delightful richness of the kobe, followed by the buttery goodness of the lobster. I'm not a huge lobster fan, but this burger really tantalizes the tastebuds.
              Chef Joseph is fabulous and is creating simple yet elegant and delicious items at this new restaurant.
              I can't wait to go back and sample more from the menu.

              1. I still vote for the burger @ Father's Office.