Haute burgers go head to head
Restaurants have been swept by a wave of burger love, but some have commitment issues. Here, we present three eateries dedicated to beautiful burgers – but only as one-night stands.
TOWER BAR Sirloin and turkey burgers come with Dijon creme fraiche on a homemade bun; the duck burger, with a free-range egg; a monkfish-scampi burger comes with lobster aioli; tuna burger, wasabi aioli. Fries and onion rings provided for each table.
DOUG ARANGO’S Hamburgers come with homemade ketchup and bun; duckburgers with cranberry or cherry ketchup, frisee and Gruyere; vealburgers with shiitake mushrooms and aged white cheddar; and veganburgers with avocado and sauteed onions.
GRACE Just one burger, but it’s a a half pound of dry-aged beef served on a house-made sesame seed fleur de sel bun with pickles, ketchup and garlic aioli (all homemade); Yukon gold fries on the side. Cheese options include cheddar, swiss, blue and white truffle.
Tower Bar, Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 West Sunset Blvd., (323) 848-6677 Sundays, 5-11 p.m. Burger prices vary.
Doug Arango’s, 8826 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood (310) 278-3684 Mondays, 6-10 p.m.; $16 includes fries.
Grace, 7360 Beverly Blvd., (323) 934-4400 Sundays, 6-10 p.m. $16 for the burger; extra for cheese