Frito Burgers to Tripel Takes (May 2013 National Burger Month)

Frito Burgers to Tripel Takes (May 2013 National Burger Month)Slater’s 50/50 , 5 locations (and growing) across Southern California — founded by bacon aficionado Scott Slater:
o   Peanut Butter And Jellousy – Thick-Cut Bacon, Creamy Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly

o   B’ B’ B’ Bacon – 50/50 Patty (50% bacon, 50% beef) with Bacon American Cheese, Sunny Side Up Egg, Thick Cut Bacon and Bacon Island Dressing on a Bacon Pretzel Bun

o   Fritos Burger Crunch – Chili Cheeseburger topped w/ Fritos and Thousand Island Dressing

o   Point Break – Gruyère & Bleu Cheeses, Caramelized Bacon & Onion Relish, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo

o   Inalu Nalu – Roasted Garlic Aioli, Provolone Cheese, Sautéed Onion, Mixed Peppers, Hot Deli Pepper Rings & Lettuce

o   Rosarito Burger – Green Chilies, Pico De Gallo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Chipotle Aioli, Red Onion and Lettuce

Plan Check, West LA, 2 other LA locations slated — from Chef Ernesto Urchimura (opening and ex-chef of Umami Burger):
o   PCB (Plan Check Burger) – Akaushi Red Wagyu Beef, Americanized Dashi Cheese, Ketchup Leather, Schmaltz Onions, Mixed Pickles, Crunch Bun

o   Bleuprint Burger – Smoked Blue Cheese, Pig Candy, Fried Onions, Roasted Garlic Steak Sauce, Peppercress

o   Chefs Favorite Burger – Cheese Two Ways, Bacon Two Ways, Ketchup Leather, Sunny Fried Egg, Hot Sauce

o   Southern Fry – Smokey Fried Jidori Chicken, Spicy Green Pimento Cheese, Duck Breast Ham, Pickles

o   Pastrami Nosh – Double Smoked Pastrami, Melty Swiss Cheese, Kimchi Mustard, Pickles, Sunny Fried Egg

The Tripel and Hudson House, Playa Del Rey and Redondo Beach – from Top Chef 10 runner-up Brooke Williamson and her husband Chef Nick Roberts:
o   Pretzel Burger – Caramelized Onion, Poppy Seed Slaw, Aged Cheddar

o   Lamb Burger- Seeded Bun, Honey-Yogurt-Harissa Sauce, Cucumber Salad, Shaved Red Onion

o   The Tripel Burger – Duck Confit, Pork, and Aged Beef, Onion Brioche Bun, Truffle Pecorino, Arugula, House Made Apricot Jam

The Bowery, Hollywood – LA’s “first gastropub” from restaurateur George Abou-Doud:
o   The Bowery Burger is consistently rated one of the best burgers in LA:

o   8 oz. grilled Sirloin Burger on a toasted English Muffin (w/ choice of multiple toppings including herb goat cheese, onion rings, fried jalapenos, sautéed mushrooms, and more)