8 Oz Burger Bar Not Renovating, Is Closed for Good
Govind Armstrong's 8 Oz Burger Bar was usually pretty packed, served up a pretty good burger (and a killer Shortrib Grilled Cheese) along with very slurp-able boozy shakes and a curious (if not completely palatable) Bacon Bloody Mary. After an abrupt March shuttering for a purported "renovation," Eater LA updates diners that 8 Oz is actually closed for good. Or, in their words: "Very Much DONE DONE DONE."The scoop came in the form of an up-for-lease flyer stating: "There is an upcoming location on world famous Melrose Ave. that would be perfect for your new and exciting concept. The address is 7661-7663 Melrose Ave, it use [sic] to be the home of '8 oz burger' there was a conditional use permit for parking and liquor license in place for the previous tenant."
Perhaps 8 isn't really Armstrong's lucky number. The onetime Top Chef Masters cheftestant has seen his Table 8 restaurants shutter in New York and here (it became 8 Oz Burger Bar after); his last remaining open restaurant is an 8 Oz Burger Bar in Miami's South Beach.