My Favorite Uniquely LA Cheeseburger (PICS)
I have kept this a secret for almost 3 years and decided it was time to share. This is technically cheating b/c I'm taking food from two establishments, but who cares, it tastes AMAZING!!!
1. Go to Al Noor (SOUTH of Marine, and north of the freeway-google maps is wrong. in the strip mall. You can't miss it: http://www.chow.com/places/2731). Call ahead and order one tikka massala paneer and a palak paneer TO GO. I would HIGHLY recommend ordering them "spicy" b/c normal is watered down flavors, but still good. "spicy" isn't even spicy.
THEN, go across the street diagonally to In 'n Out and get a double double. Slather on the sauce and enjoy! I will note that IMO the tikka massala goes better with the burger. Also, the burger is not a vehicle for the sauce, but rather, the two go together in a surprising harmony. Phenomenal with grilled onions on the burger as well. Lastly, although the Indian food takes better a day after (aka, sitting in the fridge) the burger combo goes together MUCH better when both are fresh.
Looking forward to hear people's thoughts!!!!!!!!
I believe Cedars-Sinai has a special cardiac care unit for people that eat an In 'n Out Double Double... with cream sauce.
Geniuses: Edison, Einstein, Newton and. now, upstarter!
I didn't think there was any way to make an In n' Out -- even conceptually -- palatable to me but you've done it! Thanks. I doubt I will try it tho': once I have my al Noor I doubt I will see any reason for the double double.
Funny you should ask: My friends and I couldn't decide on where to go, so we just said I'll go to In n Out and you'll go to Al Noor. He got Al Noor to go and I got In N Out.
While at In n Out, the container of ambrosia (aka tikka massala paneer) kept calling out to me like a siren out on the high seas. Unlike the fate of many sailors though, I was rewarded with an AMAZING burger.
In other words, it was a complete accident along the lines of the discovery of penicillin. And, like penicillin, I hope it will make the rest of humanity and chowhounders enjoy life a little more.