Burgers, An Ode in the Key of Bleu

At Tim and Liza Goodells’ new burger joint, 25 Degrees, among the dozen cheese options is Big Woods blue, from Minnesota. The house burger features it, along with caramelized onion, bacon, and arugula, and draws raves. The burgers here might just be the best in a diner in LA at the moment, says kevin. But the fries are not so great, and the chocolate cake is a behemoth of an abomination.

Eating the French burger at Barney’s Gourmet Burgers is like dying (of a coronary) and going to burger heaven, says Nina. It includes a mound of blue cheese, plus bacon.

The blue cheese in the Hungry Cat’s Pug Burger is extra-tangy…great with their fries.

The Counter uses high-quality Danish blue cheese in its burgers.

Father’s Office’s legendary burger is made with Maytag blue.

You can often substitute blue cheese in a standard cheeseburger. At the Palm, go blue instead of the standard Cheddar–it’s fantastic, says SpongeBobSquarePegs.

And Pete’s Cafe will likely do the same with their Hellman Burger (made with fontina). Hell, make it a bleu-fest and get the blue cheese fries, too.

25 Degrees [Hollywood]
in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd., Orange Dr., Hollywood
323-785-7244
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Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers [Wealthy Westlands]
11660 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles
310-447-6000
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Barneys Gourmet Hamburger [Beaches]
225 26th St., Santa Monica
310-899-0133
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Hungry Cat [Hollywood]
1535 N. Vine St., Sunset, Los Angeles
323-462-2155
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The Counter [Beaches]
2901 Ocean Park Blvd., 29th St., Santa Monica
310-399-8383
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Father’s Office [Beaches]
1018 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
310-393-2337
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Palm Restaurant [Beaches]
9001 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
310-278-6366
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Palm Restaurant [Downtown]
1100 S. Flower St., Los Angeles
213-763-4600
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Pete’s Cafe & Bar [Downtown]
400 S Main St., Los Angeles
213-617-1000
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