Angelenos love their burgers. And it seems like just when you think we’ve reached a saturation point or that there’s nothing left to do burger-wise, along comes a new joint that reminds you why you fell in love with the all-American food in the first place. So for the jaded palates in LaLa Land, let me introduce you to Hollywood Burger.
As is the rage, if not the necessity, the restaurant sources fresh ingredients locally whenever possible. That includes never-frozen Harris Ranch beef and served on a Martin’s potato bun. Burgers start at $5.50 — nothing on the menu tops $8.
So, allow me to introduce the stars of the show: the Hollywood Classic (red onion, lettuce, tomato and secret sauce), the VIP (applewood-smoked bacon, American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce and secret sauce), the Hot and Spicy (Pepper jack, jalapeno, red onion, tomato, lettuce and chipotle-honey sauce), the Blockbuster (Cheddar, spicy slaw, crispy onions and bbq sauce) and the Star (garden patty or spicy black bean patty, Cheddar, avocado, red onion, tomato, lettuce and secret sauce).
A pair of chicken sandwiches also adorn the uncomplicated menu — the Star Clucker is grilled, while the BLVD comes fried and a little spicy and is topped with dill pickles. Or you can enjoy your chicken in tender form. All-beef hot dogs come hot off the griddle, wrapped in a butter-toasted bun with a variety of traditional toppings to choose from.
Of course, what’s a burger without fries? HB’s offerings include classic fries with Kosher salt and tater tots, both of which can be topped with chili or cheese or, better yet, chili and cheese. Sweet potato fries and onion rings are also available.
But then, what’s a burger and fries without a shake? There are four varieties from which to choose: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and Oreo. They’re served by the pint (that’s 16 ounces if you don’t have your conversion chart handy) and topped with whipped cream. But if you’re in the mood for a pint of beer (still 16 ounces), it’s on tap, as well as fountain beverages.
There’s even salad options for the herbivorous, and a kid-friendly menu for the tots.
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.
And, yeah, that’s between Vine and Argyle, right across from the Pantages Theater.