4.4.13

Sunny Spot


Sunny Spot's Two-Fisted Cheeseburger (minus the cheese) may be the best burger in Los Angeles...It got the highest score to date, and I really wasn't expecting that....To be honest, I hadn't even heard of this place, much less their burger.  

What does it take to be a great burger on our burger quest list? You need a solid, delicious, succulent slab of meat for sure. Then you need to put it between some soft, fresh, tasty buns. Then you make the real difference - you choose what to serve with it. You can go wrong here - a mess of chipotle mayonnaise, perhaps an overdose of coleslaw, some strange peppers, some peculiarly gross pickles, ridiculously thick tomato slices, some boring iceberg lettuce - or you can go right. Sometimes going right is remarkably simple. Just a little mustard, or mayo, or both, with a basic salad, can go a long way.

Speaking for myself and the boy, we want something that’s original between our buns, but not too original. We want the burger served with a smirk, not a crazy grin. Sunny Spot serves their burger with a very tasty smirk. It’s a superlative burger and perhaps the best so far on our quest.

The Sunny Spot Interior via LA Eater


The ingredients are simple, but excellent: brioche bun not too fluffy or oversized; meat subtle, juicy and delicious; arugula beautifully placed and not falling out the sides; then the sweet onions and the tomato jam. It’s a pretty stunning, yet shockingly simple combination of basic burger flavors. It’s a remarkably compact burger for one that’s called the ‘Two Fisted Cheeseburger’ (we got it without cheese) and certainly worth a trip down to Venice. This is Michelin star burger questing right here.  I'm not even joshing you.  And I can't wait to go back and enjoy it again!

The Scores:

Meatiness: 3
Succulentiousness: 5
Bun: 5
Flavor: 5
Stay-togetherness: 4
Joint: 4


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