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The 10 Best Burgers in Los Angeles: 2011 Edition

Go Burger. Photo by Farley Elliott / LAist.
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Last year, LAist did it. We took a stand. When other sites were making ‘feel good lists’ that gave everybody gold stars just for entering the race, we stood up and said, ‘No’. HERE are the best burgers in Los Angeles. And now, we’re about to do it again.

See, 2010 was a great year for burgers in Los Angeles. GQ named local talent Umami Burger as the best in the nation, while In-N-Out shook things up by announcing a stop outside Dallas, TX. Nancy Silverton started finalizing plans for the much-anticipated Market Burger. Those ghoulishly great Grill ‘Em All guys brought home gold in The Great Food Truck Race. Many new contenders opened (Go Burger, Kalbi Burger, Burger Kitchen), and a few notables shuttered (Anisette Brasserie, Bastide’s short-lived Monday burger nights). Now the scene is bigger and tastier than ever before, and burger correspondent Farley Elliott spent a calendar year taking it all in. Burgers, that is.