|The Truffle Burger|
Los Angeles, CA
|The Manly Burger|
As you can see, they ground it, seasoned it, and pretty much left it alone. Over-manipulating the ground blend is a recipe for a rubbery burger where the freshly severed protein bonds make complex new ones. That's why croissants are flaky--lots of fat and the dough is very gently kneaded so as not to create long, gluten strands. In this case, what I got was tiny pieces of perfectly seasoned steak. WIN.
There is a new location in West Hollywood, which we have yet to try, but if they can maintain the passion and quality, then it will be excellent.
Burger Review : Umami Burger....HELL YEAH!
Note--The Santa Monica location was sampled and reviewed on 15OCT10, and the excellence and passion were still evident.