The York in Highland Park has one of the best burgers in LA, hands down. It’s lavished in spicy mayo, pickled onions and cheddar, all of which equal gastro-masterpiece. Especially if you have the guts to get it medium-rare.
The bun does its part too–it’s brioche, so it collapses when you pick it up. This allows it to accent the burger with the a flaky texture and a subtle sweetness, minus any overwhelming breadiness. The rocket adds a nice spicy touch.
But, sometimes, I don’t want a burger, and that’s when I’m glad they have lots of good alternatives on their chalkboard.
Case in point: the lentil soup. I tried it on a recent lazy Saturday, and I was impressed by its heartiness. I paired it with their cheese plate–they have the good sense to drizzle manchego with honey and add some olives. Pretty fantastic with grilled bread, a Dodger game in the background, and free reign of the jukebox.
Josh got the portobello sandwich, which they brilliantly put on that brioche bun I was talking about. He added goat cheese and opted for the french fries.
We paired these fine meals with Green Flash Le Freak on tap, a Belgian-style IPA. Crisp and slightly sweet with a bit of spice and a fair amount of fruit.