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Mar 3, 2011 05:08 PM

Hamburger Restaurant that grinds the meat on the premises

Ever since I read Fast Food Nation, I am very leery about eating ground meat. I'd like to find a good hamburger restaurant that grinds its meat fresh at the restaurant. South Bay preferred but anywhere in the LA area would be okay.

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    1. re: monku

      Great! looking forward to checking it out!

    2. Houston's, Hillstone and R+D Kitchen Are all House-Ground Each Morning.

      R+D Kitchen
      1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

      Houston's Restaurant
      1550 Rosecrans Ave Ste A, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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      1. re: wienermobile

        AND houston's offers free corkage for wine

        1. re: westsidegal

          No corkage charge ever? That makes Houston's such a deal, then.

          1. re: Tripeler

            yep, corporate policy to charge zero corkage. it's awesome.

            1. re: wilafur

              Another Houston's on Arroyo in Pasadena, FYI. I was a big fan of the original, in Nashville, RIP.

        1. Not in your preferred area, but if you find yourself in the north SGV for any reason (hint: the hiking trails in the San Gabriel mountains are spectacular this time of year), do try the Market Grill. They hand-grind the chuck right near the cash register, just so you get the point I suppose, and make some outstanding burgers from it. Also great are the club and veggie sandwiches, soup specials, lemon potato salad, and bacon chocolate chip cookies.

          The Market Grill
          525 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

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          1. re: Bradbury

            I love, love, LOVE Market Grill but the burgers are the one and only thing I find average on their menu.

            The Market Grill
            525 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

          2. Cassell's used to, probably still does.