Los Angeles, CA – Boulevard Burgers

Sometimes, the very best burgers you can find are what I call “proximity burgers.” It’s like the woman who says “I’m not looking for Mr. Right, I’m looking for Mr. Right Now!” Such is the case with proximity burgers, the path of least resistance, the closest burger you can find (that’s not fast food), or in the case of today, a burger that one can stagger to and from near one’s hotel room.

Boulevard Burger has been around as long as I can remember driving around this neighborhood, which means at least 20 years.

The grill woman today was a trainee, a former resident of Portland and other environs, who kept peppering her co-worker for instructions.

I went with the standard bacon cheeseburger, with pickles, onion, mustard, and a side of chili cheese fries, w/o the cheese (a girl has to watch her figure!)

The burger was a standard food service frozen patty, and I’d venture a guess that most of the food in the joint was similarly supplied.

I’ve had the same cinnamon tinged beanless chili in a hundred locations, you can make whatever jokes about the appearance that you want, you can be sure I did.

The burger was fine, charred on a grill. Boulevard takes a hint from IN N OUT, and piles on fresh cut condiments. This was definitely a “mustard-pickle-ONION” burger, and I couldn’t finish it, nor the fries.

Glad I stopped by. Nice people, do a brisk business, and a menu that includes a few other sandwiches and breakfast items.

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