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Jan 22, 2007 04:14 PM

Where do you get your PORK BURGER fix?

Lately, I've sort of been on a pork burger binge and have been frequenting WOOD SPOON in downtown LA to get my fix. Good crusty (but tender) country roll, very nice roasted cabbage as garnish and of course a very juicy pork burger patty.

I've tried the pork burger at BLD, but the pork patty was a bit dry and the pork-ness was almost overpowering. Is there such a thing as too much pork flavor? Well, in the case of the BLD pork burger, the answer is "Yes!" It's too bad, because Grace was so good with swine ...

So, I ask, where do you get your pork burger fix?

P.S. If you ever go to Wood Spoon, make sure to try their version of Chicken Pot Pie ...

Wood Spoon
107 West 9th Street

BLD Restaurant
7450 Beverly Blvd.

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    1. I like the over-the-top pigginess of the BLD pork burger. Berkshire hogs: good stuff. But pork burgers aren't exactly thick on the ground . . .

      1. Well, based on the avalanche of responses so far, it appears people must consume their pork burgers at home; however, if I was looking to satisfy my pork craving via a sandwich, and the usual bbq pork or pulled pork ones had NO appeal, I think I'd go Vietnamese and get:

        Charcoal Pork Sandwich - Grilled pork, pickled carrot and daikon, onion, cucumber, house mayonnaise, tomato, & lettuce. Served with fried yam - $8.95

        Sounds much better than a Hawaiian Span Sandwich/Burger.

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        1. re: JBC

          "Well, based on the avalanche of responses so far, it appears people must consume their pork burgers at home"

          This cracked me up, thanks. So, what is the history of the pork burger? I have to say, being a big fan of both burgers and pork, I've never heard of one. Is this an L.A. invention, or is Lucques, etc. trying to evoke something or some place by offering this item?

          1. re: cant talk...eating

            I believe the pork burger has Cuban origins.

            Culinary contraband, anyone ...?

        2. i've never had it but people seem to like the pork burger at lucques at lunch. maybe you could make a special advance request to have it served during dinner?

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          1. re: modernist

            Unfortunately, It's no longer on Lucques lunch menu so one must assume they no longer surve it:


          2. What exactly is a "pork burger?"

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            1. re: Hunter

              Uh Ground PORK Shaped into a Patty......... Don't know why a "Hamburger" isn't Ground Ham shaped into a patty.... Oh Yeah HAMBURG Germany, Home of a Chopped Beef sandwich.... Turkey Burgers are great also