Which restaurants come to mind when you think about the best cheeseburgers in LA?
Classic joints like Tommy's, Pie 'n Burger, In-N-Out and Fatburger will always have a place in Angelenos' hearts for their delicious greasebombs, and one of LA's oldest establishments, The Apple Pan, was even named the best burger in the nation. More contemporary spots like Father's Office, Umami, Bouchon and Comme Ca have made gourmet fare out of the fast food staple.
But for National Cheeseburger day, we wanted to give LA's newest restaurants a shot at the cheeseburger hall of fame. Check out the pictures in the slideshow below of burgers from nine new restaurants around town, and let us know in the comments below about any delicious new burgers we missed.
And if you're actually thinking about celebrating this "holiday," consider going to Five Guys. For the next two weeks, Kraft Cheese will donate the equivalent of one meal to food charity Feeding America every time a customer checks in on Foursquare at the restaurant.
<a href="http://www.plancheckbar.com/" target="_hplink">Plan Check</a> 1800 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 Pictured: The Plan Check Burger - Akaushi red wagyu beef, Americanized dashi cheese, ketchup lether, mixed pickles, crunch bun. $10
<a href="http://www.thespicetable.com/" target="_hplink">Spice Table</a> 114 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Pictured: The Spice Table Cheeseburger - Ground short rib, curried pickled cucumbers, fried shallots, mustard aioli,sambal, lettuce, tomato and Kraft American Cheese. $13
<a href="http://www.shortorderla.com/" target="_hplink">Short Order</a> 6333 W. 3rd st. Stall #110 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Pictured: Nancy's Backyard Burger - Nancy Silverton's dry-aged beef blend, North Country Smokehouse applewood bacon, Comte, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, onion, iceberg lettuce, spicy mayo. $14
<a href="http://www.messhallla.com/">Mess Hall</a> On the corner of Los Feliz Blvd. and Hillhurst Ave. Pictured: "Mess" Burger - slow onions, Vermont cheddar, B&B pickles, smokey sauce, brioche, fries, according to food blog <a href="http://www.kevineats.com/2012/09/messhall-los-angeles-ca.html" target="_hplink">KevinEats</a>. $15
<a href="http://blackhogg.com/" target="_hplink">Black Hogg</a> 2852 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Pictured: Lamb Burger - Onetik bleu, fries. $17
<a href="http://industrielfarm.com/">Industriel</a> 609 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90017 Pictured: Industriel Burger - Roquefort fondue, bacon, balsamic onion, arugula, brioche. Available during Lunch and Brunch. The restaurant will also offer the burger as a dinner special Tuesday in honor of National Cheeseburger Day for $14, or $17 with choice of Warsteiner Dunkle or Kronnenberg 1664 beer option.
<a href="http://towne-la.com/" target="_hplink">Towne</a> 705 W. 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Pictured: Ground Brisket Burger - onion marmalade, Tellagio, pretzel bun. $12
<a href="http://fusionburgersla.com/" target="_hplink">Fusion Burger</a> 5933 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042 Pictured: The House Burger - Home thousand island, green leaf lettuce, oven dried tomatoes, pancetta, cheddar cheese. $9
<a href="http://www.fukuburger.com/" target="_hplink">FUKU BURGER LA</a> 1634 Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 Pictured: Standard Fuku Burger - Fuku patty, Tillamook cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, picked red onions, Fuku sauce and wasabi mayo. $9 Sumo burger - supersize any burger (to 2/12 pounds) at Fuku Burger $40. If guests finish it within 10 minutes, the burger is complimentary and they also receive a free t-shirt and the chance to win "Fuku for life."
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