best burger - west side, or LA in general
My idea of a great burger
1/4lb or under
Slightly sweet sesame seed bun - grilled
Slice of raw red onion
Crisp cold iceberg lettuce
Fresh sliced tomato
Dressed with 1000 island style sauce
Go to the Shack in Playa del Rey or Santa Monica. You could have them do that burger for ya..they're pretty good over there.
Apple Pan or Pie N Burger IF the lazy cook doesnt overcook the burger b/c you asked for no cheese and it came with cheese anyways and he gets ticked off and ruins what should have been a great meal. I like the Juicy Lucy at Fred 62 but dont go late night - it gets inconsistent. Actually Juicy Lucy wins if they actually cook it to order. Hmmm, now Im hungry.
We go back again and again for the burgers at the SF Saloon on Pico Blvd. just a block or so west of Sawtelle Blvd. on the north side of Pico in West LA. The come with either excellent fries or really good pasta salad or a well put together green salad with lots of goodies. It's a bar with good food so the drinks/beer are good too if you are interested.
re: mc michael
Good Call. It is clear Natalie knows what she wants and I agree The Counter is probably the only place in L.A. that would look at her menu and make it right.
The Counter (Burgers made to order)
2901 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cross Street: 29th Street