Burger Kitchen: All I Can Say Is “Oy”

Boutique, gourmet burger joints are opening with greater regularity across the country. Burger Kitchen in Beverly Grove (8048 West 3rd Street, midtown Los Angeles) is the latest promising a unique, artisanal take on the benchmark of standard American fare, the hamburger. And, like with so many others, it fails to offer anything uniquely enjoyable to distance itself from the already crowded field.

There is some variety to be said for the father-and-son (Alan and Daniel Saffron) owned restaurant’s set of burgers (22 different variations on the menu, not to mention the build-your-own option).

Such ambition can easily backfire when one’s flagship meal is a sandwich that often works best when it’s kept simple. Despite that reservation, I gave Burger Kitchen an honest try.…

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