LA Times dubs 2006 'Year of the burger'
A cityscape studded with palm trees. A historic Sunset Boulevard hotel. Your dinner served to you poolside, your waiter bearing aloft the perfect hamburger. It's the quintessential L.A. experience.
And yes, that includes the hamburger. Not a California roll, not a chic plate of fusion food, but a burger.
From a wooden counter in Santa Monica to an industrial-looking foodie haunt in Hollywood to the swankiest dining room on Orange County's Gold Coast, right now the burger is getting more play in this town than Colin Farrell. Suddenly, L.A. chefs are taking the burger very seriously: No longer a kids' meal or de rigueur bar food, the hamburger is now a menu centerpiece, even a showstopper.