1. The HiHo Double from HiHo Cheeseburger
Santa Monica’s new fast-casual burger joint uses grass-fed Wagyu beef from New Zealand. Go for the signature mustard-grilled cheeseburger (above), which sports onion jam, bread-and-butter pickles, ketchup, and shredded iceberg.
2. Dry-Aged Beef Burger from Ink.Well
Michael Voltaggio’s newly relocated (and renamed) restaurant now has a burger on the menu, and a pretty serious one at that: dry-aged patty, thick slabs of beef bacon, airy “whipped cheese,” fermented cucumber, and Thousand Island-esque “burger sauce.”
3. The Oui Burger from Banh Oui
Visit the Rooftop at the Standard hotel in DTLA on weekdays and you’ll find Vietnamese sandwich pop-up Banh Oui serving a juicy patty creation topped with caramelized onions, chicken liver pâté, mint, cilantro, and tangy nuoc cham dressing. Think of it as a banh mi in burger form.
4. Stalking Horse Burger from the Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse
Golden Road Brewery founder Tony Yanow took inspiration from traditional English pubs for his new neighborhood brewhouse on Pico. But if you’re not in the mood for Cornish pasties, try the eponymous burger crowned with smoked bacon, arugula, pickled onion, and blue Stilton cheese.