The Burger Kitchen
Beef, Beer & A Bloody Hell of a Good Time!
Owner Alan Saffron, and his family of fine Australian kin, have opened a beef bonanza on 3rd street just steps from the Beverly Center. The decor is bright, casual and cool giving local LA hipsters a great burger and a good brew. For happy hour the menu is simple and simply fantastic.
While it all starts with their made to order mini-burgers and fries (for only $6), Alan and his crew also offer a delicious Aussie spin with a selection of Meat Pies on their happy hour menu. The favorite of our Happy Hour Crew was the Curry Meat Pie, which we ordered with their perfectly prepared Sweet Potato Fries. A dish worth dishing about! One thing to keep in mind for you vegetarians out there, their savory veggie patty can be substituted with any of the different mini-burger choices. Nice touch, aye?
Couple any of their burger/pie selections with one of The Burger Kitchen's eclectic draft beer choices (only $3 for happy hour) and you'll become a regular in no time. And now, per our suggestion, patrons can enjoy four quarter pints of hops from fantasticly notable brewers, you've most likely never heard of, for only $5! Our Dr. Drinks provided a detailed analysis of 8 of the selections he favored:
Mama's Little Yella Pils: A traditional pilsner that really wasn't too special.
Stone Pale Ale: Bitter and smooth. A strong 6.
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA: Banana, fruity tart, and hoppy. In other words, really good.
Paulaner Hefe-Weizen: A light Hefe with a simple oaky aftertaste.
Mission Hefe-Weizen: Even lighter than the Paulaner bordering on SWEET! Really interesting.
Affligem Blonde: "Best Blonde out there." It was almost like candy.
Boont Amber Ale: A solid and basic Amber sure to please Amber Ale fans.
Allagash White: Our lightest beer tasting yet and it was like silk on your tongue.
Los Angeles is a better city now that our Aussie mates at The Burger Kitchen have brought us such good beef and beer for happy hour. Thank you Alan and family!