Bite of the Week: The Brazilian Hamburgão from Ta Bom Truck

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What: The Hamburgão, a classic Brazilian take on the hamburger with American cheese, Thousand Island, bacon, crunchy potato sticks, caramelized onions, corn, lettuce, tomato, and a fried egg.

Where: The Ta Bom food truck, chilling across the street from LACMA, just outside the L.A. mag headquarters. (Check out their twitter feed for the complete schedule!)

When: Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. after I realized I left my sad office lunch sitting on my counter at home.

The Final Bite: Brazil knows how to do burgers (they are the world’s second biggest beef exporter after all) and the version of the hamburgão from Ta Bom did not disappoint. It has all the classic elements that make you love an In-N-Out double-double—the Thousand Island, the well-charred patty, and the American cheese—along with some funky Brazilian additions like the fried egg, sweet corn, and crunchy potato sticks to keep it interesting. And it’s only $8, which, somehow, is less than you’ll pay at a lot of food trucks for the equivalent.