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Mar 4, 2014 06:24 PM

$5 Burger and Fries At Golden State 3/5/14 Only

In celebration of its 5th anniversary, on Wednesday only, Golden State on Fairfax Avenue is offering $5 burger and fries from 3 to 7 p.m., for dine-in customers only. The restaurant tweeted: "Also tapping some super rare beers!" The burger is Harris Ranch beef, Fiscalini cheddar, arugula, applewood smoked bacon, aioli, ketchup and carmelized onions. 426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 782-8331,

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  1. This is all true. Huzzah!

    And also, per Eater LA "Tai Kim of Scoops will also make a custom ice cream flavor for the day." Love that guys ice cream. Love.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Really? Them's big words!

        We haven't had it but I'll tell your pal Ace, as he's still, after all these years, a burger fan

        1. re: happybaker

          Also great fish and chips special Friday nights.

          1. re: wienermobile

            Oh.... I did not know about that! We're both suckers for good fish and chips.

            Maybe if we go back to the Calder exhibit we could accidentally end up at Golden State.

            Thanks for this great info!

            1. re: happybaker

              happy, those fish and chips are some real good shit.

            2. re: wienermobile

              fish and chips are possibly the best in the city there on fridays.

              great great great stuff.

              1. re: kevin

                Okay, two thumbs up from posters I respect.

                It probably won't be this Friday, but I will get there!

                1. re: happybaker

                  Make sure to dip some pieces in the tartar sauce and get some of the spicy sauce to dip your fries in, and few beers on tap and your are good to go.

                  Though they only serve it starting at dinner time so roughly 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays as well if I'm not mistaken.

                  It must be said that every like 1 in 13 times there's a batch that's off.

                  But otherwise pretty damn great.

                  1. re: kevin

                    If they served it Saturdays, that would be awesome!

                    I'll call tomorrow to check, as I am sure they are swamped today!

                    Maybe some chowhound who's been there today might report in? The beers sounded fab, but not crosstown weekday/workday fab ; )

                    1. re: happybaker

                      I am there now. Great beers (Serpent's Stout and Angel's Share by Lost Abbey and Sour in the Rye by the Bruery). Not crazy at all right now with very quick turnaround on the burgers. Quality is the same as always. The special is for dine-in only and I'm sure it will be packed later on.

                      1. re: emp2b3

                        I am jealous!

                        But very grateful for the report.

                        Kudos to them for throwing a great party and for you being able to attend : )

                        1. re: emp2b3

                          Damn. Wish I could make it. There's no way to get there in traffic.

          2. I went. I sadly got bilked out of bacon, but it was $5, so oh well.

            I had a nice sour beer, and some of the red velvet girl scout cookie ice cream, too. The ice cream was better than the burger.

            The burger is not bad per se (the fires are kind of a different story...almost what I would describe as hyper-mediocre).

            The weird thing is that, the meal tasted like it was worth the $5 price point. I might even go semi-regularly if it was always a $5 burger (even sans fries).

            But it's normally a $12 burger. It doesn't really taste like a $12 burger to me. Apple Pan's burger's are more satisfying, and crave-worthy.

            Or, heck, Father's Office burger, at $12.50, is just much better crafted. The arugula actually serves to counter balance the sweet onion and blue cheese at FO. The arugula at GS is not really appropriate since you just eat the burger with ketchup. The brioche bun is just ok. The bloody patty is velvety, and nice, but nothing like super insane.

            It's juts a nice, solid, neighborhood burger. But it feels like it's priced in a different range.

            Strange experience, but glad to have gone in tonight.

            Edit: besides the bacon, I feel it's worth mentioned my review might be a bit off here, as I don't recall any caramelized onions, or aoili on my burger. The kitchen was pretty swamped. Still, it holds true to my original experience there a few years ago. Solid burger, but not at a $12 price point. It's the same price as the Plan Check burgers, which are significantly more interesting, and flavorful, and available about 2 blocks away now.

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            1. re: BacoMan

              I love that burger. And with any of the sides I like (Sweet potato fries, slaw, cucumber salad) it is great value. You really, really cannot judge a restaurant based on special event cooking.

              I like the FO burger too but I want the GS burger more often.

              1. re: JudiAU

                The burger itself, the patty, was better than I remember it for $5, as opposed to $12, actually.

                I have no idea how paying $12 for a simple burger is a good value though.

                $5, yeah, it felt like a good value. At almost 2.5x that price though? Not so much.

                1. re: BacoMan

                  Did anyone try the triple Belgians or sour beers ?????