Trend Watch: Where To Get Pasta On Your Burger
Much as Angelenos love their clean eating and juice cleanses, we'll never give up our love for a good burger. Add some noodles into the mix, and apparently it's a match made in mash-up food heaven. It's gotten so popular that The Cheesecake Factory even has a mac and cheeseburger on their menu. Here are three carb-tastic options for those of you looking to try the trend.
The Pho Burger
Our favorite comfort dish from Vietnam has finally morphed into a hamburger. Unlike the oh-so-famous Ramenburger, this one has double the starch action, made by sandwiching fried rice noodles, bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapeños, a beefy patty, and a specially seasoned, pho-broth flavored smear in between two house-made brioche buns. The Anaheim-based company will be serving pho burgs, which seem like the ultimate hybrid hangover cure, this weekend at the 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
The Pho Burger is located at 626 Night Market. Visit their site for more details.
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The Original Ramen BurgerNew Yorker Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger—made with two pan-fried ramen patties that act as a bun sandwiching a ground beef patty—has become so popular that during his pop-ups in L.A., thousands of people queued up to get a taste. Naturally, local restaurants like Toro Burger in Santa Ana have created knockoffs of this Frankenfood. Thankfully Shimamoto has opened up a permanent space to taste his famous junk food in Koreatown. There he serves the original as well as various spinoffs, including a veggie ramen burger and plenty of french fries mashups like red miso and cheese and aonori seaweed and sea salt. If all that wasn't enough to clog the arteries, you can easily add an egg or bacon slices to the burger.
The Original Ramenburger is located at 239 S Vermont Ave., Koreatown, (213) 380-2399
Photo courtesy of Slater's 50/50
The Ravioli Burger
Slater's 50/50 has always been known for their wild hamburger creations. (Remember that delicious Bloody Mary Burger they did last year?) This month, they're featuring the Rustic Ravioli Burger made with an Italian sausage and Brandt beef patty, fried ravioli, grilled broccolini, roasted tomato and pesto alfredo sauce on a brioche bun. You might want to steer clear of reporting this discovery to your Italian nonna.
Slater's 50/50 is located at 61 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 765-9700