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A VERY Serviceable 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus/Cheese/Burger

ChinoWayne Oct 16, 2012 05:53 PM

Sold in combo with a generous portion of good fries and an unlimited refill soft drink, about 8 bucks. The default on doneness of the burger seemed to be medium, which was just right. Order and pay at the counter and they will bring your food to your table in a jiffy. Home-y, kitschy ambiance and no little screaming kids running around.

Farmer Boys, Foothill, one door east of the KFC at Mountain, Upland.

  1. JeMange Oct 16, 2012 06:02 PM

    Am I missing the name of the restaurant somewhere in this post?

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    1. re: JeMange
      Servorg Oct 16, 2012 06:23 PM

      My guess is Farmer Boys... http://farmerboys.com/

      1. re: Servorg
        ChinoWayne Oct 16, 2012 09:36 PM

        Servorg guessed the secret word, sorry guys.

        1. re: ChinoWayne
          Servorg Oct 17, 2012 05:32 AM

          WADDA I WIN!?! WADDA I WIN!?! WADDA I WIN!?! ;-D>

          1. re: Servorg
            The Oracle Oct 17, 2012 09:57 AM

            You should definitely win a burger with ChinoWayne! :)

            1. re: The Oracle
              ChinoWayne Oct 18, 2012 08:18 AM

              Servorg is welome to collect on that burger anytime, but I don't think his bicycle travels east of Sepulveda Boulevard.

              1. re: ChinoWayne
                Servorg Oct 18, 2012 08:27 AM

                It'll go a little bit east, but you are EAST! I do like the breakfast burrito at the downtown LA location, and they have the added benefit of being a 24/7 operation.

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      Dirtywextraolives Oct 16, 2012 06:25 PM

      Whose burger is it??! Inquiring minds need to know.... Don't just tease us.

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        Dogbite Williams Oct 16, 2012 09:10 PM

        I've heard of mystery meat. Mystery restaurants is a new one.

        1. JAB Oct 17, 2012 10:58 AM

          Isn't this a chain?

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          1. re: JAB
            Will Owen Oct 17, 2012 03:41 PM

            Yes, but it's a specific recommendation for a specific item in LA County, and thus germane to our local board. Burger discussion threads here frequently cite In-N-Out, too, and Top's. If ChinoWayne says this is a good burger I'm inclined to believe it and thank him for the info (THANKS!!).

            1. re: Will Owen
              Servorg Oct 17, 2012 04:29 PM

              "If ChinoWayne says this is a good burger I'm inclined to believe it..."

              Let's not lose all sense of perspective here! ;-D> (And for anyone in doubt...I'm KIDDING!)

              1. re: Will Owen
                WildSwede Oct 17, 2012 04:32 PM

                :-) Most definitely, Will. The only time I have gone to FB was a couple of months ago. A friend had said that they served biscuits and gravy. It was a HUGE order and I could barely eat 1/4 of (probably since I stupidly ordered a chili cheese dog with it). I liked it (don't laugh, but I like to eat my B&G with pickle relish - it is the closest I have been able to come to mimicking the relish-stuff that Lola (a lady I used to rent a room from when I was 18) made and served with hers). She was from Idaho - wonder if it is an Idaho thang. I had the rest for breakfast.

                1. re: Will Owen
                  Robert Thornton Oct 17, 2012 10:13 PM

                  Technically, given that it's in Upland it's San Bernadino county not LA county, but I appreciate the tip as it's not far from me.

                  1. re: Robert Thornton
                    Will Owen Oct 19, 2012 02:00 PM

                    Wayne might have gotten his in SBC, but (assuming some appreciable degree of similarity between one outlet and the others) I'm taking it for granted that one need not go to that particular FB to have essentially that same burger. I'm guessing that WildSwede didn't get her biscuits and gravy at that one either, but most likely the one I'd go to, just off the 210 between Duarte and Irwindale.

                    1. re: Will Owen
                      WildSwede Oct 22, 2012 12:51 PM

                      I went to the one you mentioned, Will: on Irwindale off the 210.

                      1. re: WildSwede
                        Will Owen Oct 22, 2012 02:04 PM

                        Figured. The others are all miles and miles for both of us. I've just been by there a lot and never stopped in, but I think that B&G is tempting me, probably more than the burger.

                        1. re: Will Owen
                          WildSwede Oct 23, 2012 05:57 PM

                          The gravy is the white gloopy kind with pieces of sausage in it. ;-)

                          1. re: WildSwede
                            Will Owen Oct 23, 2012 06:09 PM

                            The kind I make, only I'm sure the gravy part is from a mix. That's okay; I've used a few of those and some are good, as long as you don't mind blinding white. I think the last I had out was at the Swing Inn in Temecula, with their CFS.

              2. ipsedixit Oct 17, 2012 08:38 PM

                What would count as a non-serviceable ("very" or otherwise) 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus Cheese/Burger?

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                1. re: ipsedixit
                  CulverJack Oct 19, 2012 07:05 PM

                  One you can't change the oil on..... HAR HAR!

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Will Owen Oct 20, 2012 01:16 PM

                    Dissolving bun, rancid bacon, stringy black-spotted avocado, meat either flavorless or burnt to a crisp? I did get a burger at a roadside place in Alaska whose meat had clearly been in the fridge longer than was optimal. The owner was this rough-looking dude who seemed to be suffering a hangover, and not gracefully, so I ate the thing and hoped to hell I could hold out the sixty miles or so to the next drugstore. I did, but I tasted it over again for the next several mornings.

                  2. ChinoWayne Oct 17, 2012 10:59 PM

                    Fellow Chowhounds-

                    The point of this thread was just to tip you to a tasty bacon/avocado/cheese/burger, something that you are not going to find at McDonalds or Carls, or Burger King, or In-N-Out. I did not post this on the Chains board because this is not a national chain, focussed primarily in Southern California, with a small footprint in Southern Nevada.

                    If your food preferences are anywhere near mine, I think you will appreciate this burger, if this does not appeal to you, OK, then let's just move on. If anyone has other bacon/avocado/cheese/burger finds in our locale you would like to share with us, I'd love to hear about them.


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