Am I the only one who goes to Koreatown for a great burger? Apparently not! Judging by the line of people waiting at the classic 6th Street burger joint yesterday, everyone loves Cassell's. Open since 1948 (a few blocks
away, originally), Cassell's has been a long-time favorite of natives. The new location, inside the Hotel Normandie, features classic vintage signs from the orignal Cassell's and Cassell's original crossfire broiler, grinder, patty press, and recipes! If it's
breakfast you're after try the Classic B'fast ($7.99) with two eggs any style, shredded hash browns, and your choice of toast. Add bacon, sausage or ham for $2. A Triple Stack of Buttermilk Hotcakes with vanilla butter and maple syrup will set you back
$6.99. For lunch you must have a burger. We love the Cheeseburger ($8.99 for 1/3 lb. and $13.99 for 2/3 lb.) Meat is Colorado Angus whole chuck and brisket ground daily with choice of sauce, tomato, onion, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a Parker
House bun. If you must (and I must), add bacon for ($2). The Patty Melt ($10.99/$15.99) is crazy good. Of course I snagged a bite! A house ground premium beef patty with swiss or cheddar is grilled with onions and served on toasted rye. Fries ($2.50) are
golden brown and served in a paper bag, nice and hot. The malts, ($5.75) oh the malts! Mc Connell's ice cream! Need I say more? Thick and rich. Eat the malt with a spoon or sip to your heart's desire! Who says K-town is only good for bbq? The
rebirth of Cassell's Hamburgers was possibly one of the best days of my life! Cassell's Hamburgers 3600 W. 6th Street Los Angeles (213) 387-5502. Hours: 7 a.m.- 11p.m. daily.
Dishes: Burgers, Patty Melt, Tuna Salad, Malts.