Location: 5623 York Blvd. (Highland Park)
Type of restaurant: Hamburgers
We stipulated: Maria and I continue "New Food Sundays," inspired by the Los Angeles Times' latest 101 Restaurants special issue. There have been an explosion of new hamburger joints in our vicinity, and we frequently drive by Goldburger on York -- so it was time to try their take on the "smashburger."
They stipulated: "What started as an instagram account showcasing great burgers in great cities turned into a burger popup unlike any other in LA. Smashing grass-fed beef since day one, our focus has always been to mix the highest quality ingredients with just the right nostalgic elements, like American cheese and a plush white bun. We don't just add ketchup and mustard to your burger (or make you do it yourself!), we prepare LA style smashburgers that are meant to evoke everything that's great about our city."
What we ordered: The Goldburger: Grass-Fed double cheeseburger with grilled onions, fresh pickles, and a house-made award winning garlic-mustard aioli ($10 each) — 2 with cheese, 2 without. I ordered mine with diced peppers. Curly fries ($5)