Found myself back at The Apple Pan recently. Definitely one of my favorite places in L.A. to grab a hamburger, relax, and enjoy the equally great atmosphere. We were there relatively late (before our drive up to SF) so despite it being a Friday things were fairly mellow.
Since I hadn't tried the famous Hickoryburger yet that was what I got. With cheese.
namesake hickory flavor is in the special sauce that gives the burger
its somewhat subtle character. Overall it's surprisingly very saucy
where you'd not get away with if it were say, ketchup, or any other
strong flavored (like many bbq). Quite excellent but I think of the two I still
prefer the standard Steakburger version.
fries were super good, nice and golden crispy. I saw some regulars ask
for the hickory sauce to dip in with theirs which I'll have to copy and
do next time. I'm also going to have one of their pies A la Mode whether
I think I have room for it or not.
The Apple Pan, 10801 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90064