Forget meat-free May, Groupon reminds us that it’s National Burger Weekend (you know, Memorial Day weekend and all), so this is one of those articles that makes you way too hungry. Check out some of our favorite Echo Park locals for a little meat action:
Definitely a favorite spot for a burger – Wednesday night is $5 burger night for a 7 oz. sirloin burger or homemade veggie burger with a side (this is a build your own kind of thing, with additional charges for some toppings). You can get a burger off the dinner menu any other night as well.
The Echo Park Avenue establishment just added a new burger to the menu called the Elysian Burger: 1/4 lb of wild boar and Niman Ranch chuck with onion jam and cheddar on a Portuguese egg bun. A friend of mine said the onion jam made this burger one of the most delicious and unique ones he’s ever had. The $8.50 price tag is darn affordable, but you can also sneak in on Wednesdays for their $5 plate specials.
Patra is a long-time establishment of Echo Park, and might look a little run-down on the outside but it’s a required eatery for Echo Park residents. One Yelper recommends this place as a quick, cheap and easy place to grub on a burger and chili fries, writing, “…if you’re just looking for a good hamburger before heading over to the area bars, or you wake up the next morning still drunk and you’re within walking distance of this place – you’ll thank me for my recommendation.” There you have it!
This winner of “The Great Food Truck Race” frequents Echo Park, which is a huge bonus. They’ll be at the Spring Beer Fest at the Echoplex on Saturday starting at noon. Check out some favorites like the Blue Cheer (yep, blue cheese!) and the garlic aoili dip with the fries.
And of course there are many more spots for you meat-eaters to enjoy a burger – Happy Tom’s, Rodeo Grill, Masa, The Brite Spot, etc. But the question is… what’s your favorite?