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Apr 23, 2007 02:40 PM

Burgers and oysters

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.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: tony michaels

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

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

      Happy birthday :)

      1. 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

          Hey Gang,
          Thanks. The Hungry Cat it is.

          1. re: jake

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

            1. re: tony michaels

              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

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