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Burgers and oysters

jake Apr 23, 2007 02:40 PM

A good burger after a raw oyster appetizer is one of my favorite meals, and is what I want to eat for lunch on my upcoming birthday. Anyone know a place in the Pasadena/downtown LA/Hollywood arc that does both well. Ideally, they should also have good beers on tap (to go with the oysters), and serve a good bloody mary (to go with the burger).... Needless to say, I'm not going back to work after this lunch.
Thanks.

  1. tatertotsrock Apr 23, 2007 07:10 PM

    Meoooow!!! It's all about the Hungry Cat...even though I prefer a different burger, everyone else I know loves theirs...great beers, perfect cocktails, great oyster selection, the fries, the light and crispy onion rings, bring back the clam chowder!!!!!!
    You can't go wrong...oh, and they validate parking.

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    1. re: tatertotsrock
      jake Apr 24, 2007 03:50 AM

      Hey Gang,
      Thanks. The Hungry Cat it is.

      1. re: jake
        tony michaels May 31, 2007 04:35 PM

        Did you ever celebrate your birthday with burgers, oysters and mary's - oh my! ;-D

        1. re: tony michaels
          jake Jun 2, 2007 05:25 PM

          I did, although I was enjoying the (I think) French lager they had on tap so much that I never moved on to the Bloody Mary. A fine meal, but I have to say that the Cat's burger is a little bit over the top for my tastes. I kind of felt like the bacon was trying too hard to upstage the beef patty. I think I'm more of a scaled-down, basic burger type of guy: maybe a slice of swiss or provolone, perhaps a couple ringlets of onion or a dollop of fried mushrooms, but that's about it.
          ...Although that fancy burger they serve at Father's Office in Santa Monica is superb.

      2. re: tatertotsrock
        Dommy May 31, 2007 05:18 PM

        If you go in the morning you can get your oysters, your burger (With Egg) and your bloody mary! :D

        --Dommy!

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        MeowMixx Apr 23, 2007 05:35 PM

        What a great lunch that would be!!! Haven't tried it yet but I agree with the Hungry Cat suggestion

        Happy birthday :)

        1. tony michaels Apr 23, 2007 03:12 PM

          By far, without a doubt, the only place for your needs is the Hungry Cat in Hollywood. Great oysters, wonderful burger and their beers and cocktails are excellent.

          http://www.thehungrycat.com/menus.htm#

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          1. re: tony michaels
            Bob Brooks Apr 23, 2007 04:57 PM

            I think Tony nailed it. Couldn't agree more!

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              mc michael Apr 23, 2007 06:48 PM

              Precisely!

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