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Good Burger in Hollywood

smonkey Feb 1, 2007 10:15 AM

I'm looking for a good hamburger lunch option for take out near Paramount (Melrose between Western and Vine). Any ideas? The boss isn't happy with astroburger, so I'm looking for an alternative. Thanks!

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    PlanDan RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 10:20 AM

    Bowery Bar has a good buger on Sunset near Vine so not so close and I don't know about lunch or take out but there is parking in the rear and the burger is vg.

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      Fat Billie RE: PlanDan Feb 24, 2007 02:37 AM


    2. wilafur RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 10:23 AM

      26 degrees in the roosevelt hotel has great burgers, not sure about their take out policy though.

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        kevin RE: wilafur Feb 24, 2007 09:37 AM

        think it's 25 degrees, and yes, great double-fisted burgers here (about the equivalent of two and half apple pan burger's worth of beef).

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          mc michael RE: kevin Feb 24, 2007 09:49 AM

          What's apple pan? :-D

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            kevin RE: mc michael Feb 24, 2007 10:12 AM

            apple pan is a fine purveyor of lunch counter burgers. and pies.

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        JBC RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 11:05 AM

        How does this sound:

        "Hamburguesa Carlitos - $14.90 - The Hungry Man’s Challenge!!!

        A half-pound ground chuck burger, open faced, with a garlic drenched grilled tomato, melted provolone cheese, parsley and sautéed mushrooms on an enormous bun, spread with mayonnaise."

        Carlito's Gardel
        7963 Melrose Ave. (near Fairfax)
        (323) 655-0891

        Call and earnestly beg them to let you take it to-go!

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          JBC RE: JBC Feb 1, 2007 02:15 PM

          Well I called C.G. and they'd be happy to box something up for take-out (no begging required). Since it's 24 blocks west of Paramount, if it were me, I'd ask that it be wrapped in tin-foil...

        2. luswei RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 02:28 PM

          25 Degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel, the pugburger at Hungry Cat, burger at the Village Idiot on Melrose and Lucky Devils on Hollywood.

          1. Hypnotic23 RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 03:33 PM

            Believe it or not the burgers at Pinks are quite good even though most go for the hotdogs!

            I'm trying that Pug Burger next week at The Hungry Cat, cant wait :>)


            1. BBB RE: smonkey Feb 1, 2007 08:44 PM

              I second 25 Degrees, Hungry Cat, and Bowery, all good, but in different ways. 25 Degrees, if you want to customize your burger, Hungry Cat's Pug burger has a huge slab of bacon and blue cheese, the Bower's burger is served on an english muffin. Take your pick or try all 3, I like them all.

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                montgomeryrossmore RE: smonkey Feb 2, 2007 01:18 AM

                25 degrees is a tad inconsistent, but on a good night (most nights are good), a burger ordered medium-rare is hard to beat. It's only rivaled by the dry-aged beef burger atr BLD... and I'm afraid neither spot is good for takeout. But for eat-in... it's very, very, hard to beat.

                For take-out, my favorite is the sirloin burger or greek burger from Joseph's @ Yucca & Ivar. They use good meat, good toppings, and they wrap it up well for takeout. Definitely worth a try. (But be warned... their fries are mediocre)

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                  smonkey RE: smonkey Feb 2, 2007 10:06 AM

                  Thanks for the comments... Joseph's is a good idea. I personally like the Bowery and the Hungry Cat, haven't tried 25 degrees yet, but I think for my crowd a simpler burger is the way to go - they prefer the no-frills style burgers. Has anyone had a decent burger from any of the restaraunts on/near Larchmont? That area is really convenient for take-out...

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                    hungrygirl106 RE: smonkey Feb 23, 2007 11:04 PM

                    Um, hi? In-n-Out on Sunset.

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                      mc michael RE: smonkey Feb 23, 2007 11:15 PM

                      Think your best bet for take out is Fatburger: Hollywood & Vermont or Santa Monica & Gardener.

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                        barrider RE: smonkey Feb 24, 2007 06:14 AM

                        Try the Larchmont Grill - almost across the street from AstroBurger.
                        Also, although they may not have a burger, Grub on Seward/Waring is close by and worth a phone call for their menu www.grub-la.com. Try the Cafe du Village on Larchmont Blvd.

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                          mmb72 RE: smonkey Feb 24, 2007 10:50 AM

                          I used to live in Hollywood and work on the Paramount lot...do they still make those awesome zucchini fries at Astroburger? Although it's not around the corner, there was a place on Sunset I used to go for simple good burgers. It was east of Fairfax, I'm pretty sure...and although the name escapes me they had a big neon sign that said "Daily Fresh Meat". You don't forget things like that.

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