Burgers are beloved for their simplicity—ground meat, bun, fixings—but that doesn’t mean that all burgers are created equal. Hell no. On May 15, ten local restaurants are gathering at the BLOC in downtown L.A. to celebrate the exquisite nuance involved in building the perfect burger—and for a little friendly competition.
At our annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer event, guests get to sample ten different burgers, vote on their favorites, and wash it all down with some bourbon and beer. The lineup? Impressive: Belcampo, Button Mash, George’s Burgers, the Left Handed Cook, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Severance, STK, Umami Burger, Wally’s, and Yardbird.
This year’s participating restaurants offered an advanced look at what they’re cooking up. Warning: do not read this if you’re hungry. And, yes, tickets are still available.
Belcampo: Lamb Burger Slidershttps://www.instagram.com/p/BurgwuEhyea/
With Copalli rum onions
George’s Burger Stand: Pastrami Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BuCWUUbh_xx/
100 percent certified Angus chuck patty, black rub pastrami, grilled onions, dijonnaise, longhorn cheese
Rappahannock Oyster Bar: Rapp Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BoqYiaoBBUN/
Caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, b&b pickles, smokey sauce
Severance Wine Bar: Fondue Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BxBIz_cAkXE/
Niman ground beef, aged cheddar and gouda fondue, caramelized onion jam, garlic aioli on a brioche bun
The Left Handed Cook: The Rizzohttps://www.instagram.com/p/BtaP0_nlwOA/
Mochi chorizo patty (beef/pork), kimchi, American cheese, bacon gravy, pickled jalapeño salsa, onion jam on brioche bun
Umami Burger: The Hampton Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BxVdA6iHBir/
Two Wagyu patties, shredded lettuce with a green chili vinaigrette, pickled beet slice, roasted tomatoes, American cheese, crumbled feta, mustard, onions, mayo
Wally’s: Wally’s Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BvPYnHhgIgf/
Wagyu beef, Old Amsterdam gouda, heirloom tomato, caramelized onions, organic greens, Wally’s sauce
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar: The Great American Burgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bqxg9AogObr/
Short rib, brisket and chuck blend, house-smoked pork belly, American cheese, house pickles, special sauce
Button Mash: Classic Double Cheeseburgerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BxYsFZ-B9jM/
Ground chuck & sirloin blend, house made pickles, Boston lettuce, American cheese, on a Bimbo bun
STK Steakhouse: Lil’ BRGhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BvcA5jGBl7V/
Wagyu beef with special sauce on a sesame seed bun
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