Sharing tonight my recent visit to the Apple Pan.
I had the classic Steakburger ($6.70),
cheese is extra. Like many great California-style burgers, it's an orchestral composition of textural pleasures.
the delicate crisp toasted squishy buns to the aptly charred but moist
beef patty, to cool crunchy lettuce and pickles set by a smear of mayo.
The melted Tillamook cheddar glistens and the distinctive red relish
sauce accomplishes to be that sweet and lightly tart condiment. The
extra crispy fries were definitely a treat too.
I couldn't help but immediately compare the experience to Pie 'N Burger
in Pasadena. Another classic California-style burger producing
establishment. While price may admittedly be on the high side for a
quarter-pound patty (call it the Nostalgia Tax if you will), to
witness California burger history and tradition in real-time, few L.A.
burger destinations (as plentiful as they are) carry such authentic
For a more thorough write up, check out my buddy Kaszeta's on Offbeat Eats, and another by Nick Solares on A Hamburger Today (AHT Serious Eats).
The Apple Pan, 10801 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90064