Just how badly do you want a extraordinary burger? That badly huh? Me too. Fight for a parking spot on Fairfax right across from Canter's if you dare. I did, and let me tell you, oy vey, it
was worth it. Located between Beverly and Melrose, get yourself over to The Golden State as quickly as you can! Go without your kids to enjoy some great artisian beer from Craftsman Brewery (Pasadena) or some syrah from Topanga Vineyards. (Selections
change, so you'll have to see what they're serving when you get there). Or, take the kids and enjoy a Mexican Coke ($3) or some Virgil's Root Beer (16 oz. draft- $3). Sandwiches are served with one side. We love The Burger ($12). If you love
Harris Ranch natural beef, (and who doesn't?) some of the best-tasting beef in this universe, Fiscalini Farms cheddar, glazed applewood smoked bacon, arugula, aioli, and ketchup on a crispy, buttery brioche bun, you will devour this burger in no time flat!
For non- beef eaters the Turkey Burger ($10) is very popular as well. Ground turkey, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, aioli, and ketchup are served on the same brioche. But friends, come here for the burger, that's what this place is all about. Let's
be frank, if you like hot dogs, this is the place to enjoy one, in several forms. Choose from the All Beef ($8), Spicy Pork ($8), Bratwurst ($8), or Turkey ($8) with a choice of (choose 2) Golden State relish, sauerkraut, roasted red peppers, caramelized
onions, or garlic aioli. Yummy sides include crispy French Fries ($4) with garlic aioli dipping sauce or curry ketchup. Golden State Potato Salad ($4) is fabulous made with red potatoes, chives, egg, mayo,mustard, and shallots. For dessert try some Gelato
by Tai Kim ($2.75/$5/$7) or a float ($5.50-$8) ranging from Root Beer to Old Rasputin Beer! Order at the cashier, then get your table number. Food will be brought to your table. Get there early or late because this place is hopping! The Golden State
426 N. Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles (323) 782-8331. Hours: Noon-10:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.
Recommended Dishes: The Hamburger, BLTA, Hot Dog, French Fries, Potato Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, beer, wine.