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Why Today is a Good Day to Eat a Burger
Whether you like yours all-beef, stuffed or smothered with cheese, plain and chaste, turkey, veggie, or piled high with toppings, in case you were looking for an excuse to eat a hamburger today, we offer you incentive in the form of easy justification. May happens to be National Hamburger Month, and, if you go by some "food holiday" calendars, May 28th specifically is National Hamburger Day.
Okay, so we've seen the date pop up at other times of the year. This isn't the time to quibble. What's more important is where you're going to go. Will you hunt down one of L.A.'s "nouveau" food trucks specializing in burgers? Are you warming up the backyard grill? Is it a stop at any one of the city's great burger stands, joints, or more fancy-schmancy restaurants? Is it the ol' reliable In-n-Out drive through, or have you "defected" to the Five Guys side?
For two years now, we've shared a list of the Best Burgers in town. Feel free to let that be your guide...and go with your gut.