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Dec 6, 2009 05:26 PM

Burger - high end in South Bay area?

Hounds, what do you recommend for best high end burger in the South Bay? I love 25 degrees but it's just too far away in both directions.

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  1. Have you tried the Buffalo fire Dept in Torrance? BFD for short.

    Here's a fancy burger for ya...
    FRIED EGG 18

    Buffalo Fire Department
    1261 Cabrillo Avenue
    Torrance, CA 90501
    310 320 2332 phone
    310 320 2333 fax

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    1. re: DrBruin

      I don't think BFD's burgers fit the definition of "high end" based on quality of the meat. They say they use black angus but maybe it is frozen/defrosted or maybe it is their blend, but to me they taste like the burgers you get at chains like Friday's or whatnot. They are not bad, but just nothing special. I guess if you dress it up with Foie Gras then that makes it high end? The best comparison I can think of would be saying that the lobster at Red Lobster is high end just because it is lobster. It might be lobster but the quality is so poor the taste and texture is not what you would expect.

    2. Not high end but you might try B & R Burgers in Hawthorne. A one of a kind burger joint.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Wow this place looks great. I am definitely adding it to the list.

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        1. We very much liked the burger at Second City Bistro in El Segundo, though it's been a couple of years since our last visit. I've had'em there three times, with fries and the very good house salad. Flat-grilled, which I prefer, and with the usual bit of over-dressing (which of course includes a slice of tomato whether they're in season or not) but a good bun and real cheese. Around $20 for the combo and iced tea, as I recall.

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