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Photos: The Oinkster's New Hollywood Location Serves Beloved Burgers, Craft Beer
If you've been in love with the Oinkster's kicked-up burgers and shakes, but find it hard to trek to Eagle Rock, we've got some good news for you. The beloved restaurant with a "slow fast food" motto opened a new location in Hollywood today—and they'll be whipping up items that aren't regularly served at their other spot.
This new 3,000-square-foot space on Vine Street near Melrose Avenue seats 110 people inside and outside on the open-air patio (which, by the way, is dog-friendly!). Design, Bitches, a duo that designed Superba Snack Bar in Venice, served as the architects behind this location. The hip, cafeteria-style restaurant has long, communal tables, exposed wooden beams, checkered red-and-white and black-and-white patterns on the floor and the walls, and bright red and blue touches. The spot was once home to Sushi Hiroba before Design, Bitches completely overhauled the joint.
And we might need to add that the Oinkster in Hollywood has a large parking lot, a coveted treasure for Angelenos.
The restaurant was packed on its opening day, and there were lines that formed outside the door. And we don't blame patrons for waiting because we were just as excited to check it out. Chef Andre Guerrero's Hollywood location will be serving his popular pastrami burger and piggy fries, but will also be featuring on the permanent menu dishes that are usually only available for a limited time in Eagle Rock. They've got the Thanksgiving Turkey Burger, Pork Adobo Burger, The Cluckster, Northeast Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleu Burger and Chili Burger to keep hungry folks sated.
In addition, there are some new sauces to dip your fries in—chipotle aioli, bacon ketchup and truffle aioli. And for those who want some veggies in their diet, you can try their new arugula and wedge salads.
Just like their Eagle Rock spot, the Oinkster will have rotating beers on tap, but this time there will be six taps of local craft beer instead of four. Also, they'll be trying something new—wine on draft with four selections. Beer, wine, and burgers—seems like something right up our alley.
The Oinkster is located at 776 Vine St. in Hollywood, (323) 536-9248. Hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight.