Last night in Los Angeles, tired, and we had already returned the car. Went to the concierge...
me: Hi, can you recommend a nice place to eat? Walk...Somewhere where you would go.
Concierge: oh...you guys from California?
me: um, no
Concierge: have you tried In and Out Burger?
me: oh, we saw many of those driving around the state...are they any good?
Concierge: Da Best! You gotta go. There is one just round the corner...about half a mile walk.
So off we trotted to the nearest In and Out Burger. When we arrived...there was a long line of cars at the drive-in counter...and inside...there was a long line...to order. Promising, methot.
The menu was simple...this was the place for the indecisive. You only get burgers. That's it! No fancy names to figure out...just plain and simple. Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Double Double (meaning double patty, double cheese). That's it! I ordered the Double Double:
It was excellent. The blurb they put up...100% beef patty, made from fresh whole chuck. They claim they don’t even own a microwave, heat lamp, or freezer. The buns using old-fashioned, slow-rising sponge dough. And we make every burger one at a time, cooked fresh to order.
And it shows. The burger was delicious. The ingredients were fresh. The beef tasty. The cheese smooth, creamy and um...cheesy.
The fries are also good, and not greasy:
Hand cut in the premises, the fries are also only made on order. Hence the queue.
I also had a nice, thick milk shake...made from real ice cream. So thick, it was a bit difficult to suck out of the cup...and I had to wait for it to melt a bit.
Nice burger joint. Would go again, and recommended if you are in the South West (they have only stores in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah).
In and Out Burger
many branches throughout the South West USA
we were at the LAX outlet