La La Land

Los Angeles, California – the city of Angels. The home of Hollywood and arguably the entertainment capital of the world. Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! And now, also synonymous with a burger place in South Yarra – “L.A. Burgers”. I have recently discovered that the lure of “La La Land” remains strong in any situation because as soon as I heard about this place, I was immediately drawn to it, like ‘a moth to the flame’, or probably more like ‘a hungry guy to the burger’?!

This is a simple, well presented place, split across two levels, with plenty of seating. They were busy, and I lined up to order, which was a good early sign. There are some appropriately named burgers on the menu such as “Hollywood”, “Venice Beach” and “Rodeo Drive”. I decided to go for the “Sunset Blvd” burger, which came with two beef patties, double American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, American mustard, ketchup, mayo, brioche bun and I took the option of adding bacon – of course!?

As I waited, I watched tray after tray of delicious looking burgers being prepared and picked up. I was getting more and more hungry with every minute. Finally, my number was up! This was a tidy, good looking burger. It was very much a traditional styled American cheeseburger, with good flavoured meat and perfect cheese. The sauces were complimentary and not in abundance either. The lettuce and tomato were fresh and the bun was soft and tasty too. The only downside was that I would like to have had more bacon as the piece included seemed really small for the burger.

Fries on the side were similar to those found at any Golden Arches restaurant, and went well with the burger. I also figured that I had to drink something American, so I went with a Millers Genuine Draft, which I have not had for a long time, and it was still good!

Overall, a pretty good experience, especially if you are a fan of the traditional American cheeseburger.

Where is the best American styled cheeseburger?
TKO – Technical Knock Out – 7.8/10

Location: L.A. Burgers, 2/166 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

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