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May 1, 2010 11:56 AM

MAY is National Burger Month(?): any suggestions (current please)?

I wanna try at least one a week of (currently) the best burgers in Los Angeles. Nothing fancy/hyped/expensive. I'm talking about good comfort food, burgers that can stand on their own without the overly aggressive masking. Your suggestions would be appreciated...thanks!

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  1. If you factor out fancy, hyped and expensive, you're left with In N Out, Fatburger and at bottom the $1 McDouble. Moving up, you get to standbys like Pie N Burger and Apple Pan. Maybe, Luckyboy and Wolf Burger are in there as well. Then, things get fancy and expensive fast.

    Apple Pan
    10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    1. re: mc michael

      I agree. Factor out fancy, hyped and expensive and you are left with fast food.

      1. re: mdpilam

        Pie n Burger might not be fancy or expensive, but it's overhyped and overpriced. You might as well just go to in n out.

        2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

    2. Any particular part of town? There are plenty of stands around that serve an adequate burger.

      Dunno if Tommy's (Beverly Bl) qualifies. Neither fancy nor expensive, gets so much love that it may qualify as hyped.

      I like Big Fat (not Fatburger) on Saticoy west of White Oak in Reseda.

      Big Fat
      17729 Saticoy St, Reseda, CA 91335

          1. re: selfportrait93

            I'll second that motion. This is really a great review and the ensuing comments are full of great other burger tips.

        1. If you like chiliburgers go to tommys, I get the double chili cheese with extra chili and onions, no extra charge.

          1. One of the better no frills burgers in town is the cheeseburger at Hinano's in Venice.

            Hinano Cafe
            15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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            1. re: Servorg

              yes! it's hard to discern what any given person might consider a "comfort food" burger, but for me, the Hinano burger is exactly what comes to my mind.

              Hinano Cafe
              15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292