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Throughout my travels, I’ve come to notice that very few restaurants are serving up ground-chuck-only burgers. Sirloin has made an appearance in my two favorites so far (Corner Bistro and 8oz), as well as the best burger I’ve had in Philly (the soon to be reviewed Angus burger at the Royal Tavern). And I’ve started to see some short rib and brisket around town as well. But if you’re looking for something new and deliciously exciting – or if you just want a quick lesson on meat variety – then check out the inaugural post at The Burger Lab, a new feature from burger-blog-extraordinaire A Hamburger Today.

While you’re reading, I’ll be at SuperFresh looking for oxtail.


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8oz Burger Bar, West Hollywood – 7661 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90046 (Find it!)

Where IN-N-OUT excels with simplicity, our next burger destination does so with creativity and style. 8oz Burger Bar came highly recommended by my brother-in-law Jamie, a sandwich lover in his own right and the only other person I know that has a “burger repertoire.” The 8oz concept is perfect: a bar serving reasonably priced beer, wine, and mixed drinks paired with a restaurant that allows the diner to create his or her ideal burger from an almost dizzying array of combinations (seriously – like, over 8000). While somewhat confusing to the uninitiated, the 8oz menu is set up almost like a burger buffet. First you select your base, which includes either a beef (two kinds!), veggie, fish, or turkey patty and a handful of pre-selected toppings. From there, you can choose from eight standard condiments (the usual LTO, pickles, ketchup), seven cheeses (from American to cave-aged Gruyere), thirteen special sauces (green peppercorn aioli, anyone?), and eleven additional toppings (from plain old bacon to red onion marmalade). Continue Reading »