Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Burger @ The Apple Pan - Los Angeles

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.

From 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 timeless charm.

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


caninecologne said...

wow, i wish i knew of this place when bert and i were on west pico two weekends ago!!!!! we were at the theaters on 10850 and this place is on 10801!

omg, i'm craving a burger now!

K and S said...

that looks sooo good from here1

kaszeta said...

Thanks for the shout out. I love Apple Pan.

Dennis K. said...

Hi CC! Hope you get to check them out next time. The burgers are great but the atmosphere is fantastic.

Hi Kat! Was definitely good!

Hi Kaszeta! Hope you're doing well! Apple Pan is awesome.