With so many diverse varieties in existence, you could easily argue that there's no bad time to indulge in a well-prepared burger. There are burgers for breakfast, burgers for lunch, and of course, burgers meant to be enjoyed as a hearty dinner. Our list of favorite burgers around town runs the gamut from simple burgers done exceptionally well to the kind of burger that feels more like a luxury that a guilty pleasure. If one thing's for sure, it's that we've got the beef.
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The Standard with Cheese from The Stand
Sometimes you just want -- nay, need a basic-as-they-come cheeseburger. And when such a craving hits, we head to The Stand. The restaurant's Standard burger offers a double serving of all-beef patties, seared but still juicy, topped with American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, onions (we like 'em grilled), pickles, and Stand Sauce. If you live in Arcadia then chances are this is your go-to burger joint, or should be, thanks in part to the fact that it offers a drive-thru option. It's not the speediest one in town but for lazy days it does the trick.
PB& B from Welcome Diner
We'll admit, it doesn't seem like peanut butter, cheese, and pickles should taste good on a burger but that's part of the appeal of this glorious dish. Welcome Diner combines these three ingredients along with bacon and a burger patty to make a cheesebuger that's truly one-of-a-kind. The combination of crunchy, salty peanut butter; sweet and spicy pickles; and melted cheese makes for a union of flavors that's somehow comforting while also being quite unexpected.
The Farmer's Daughter Burger from Ingo's Tasty Food
Fans of a classic Reuben sandwich will have a hard time resisting the Farmer's Daughter Burger at Ingo's Tasty Food. Brought to the corner of 40th Street and Campbell by the folks behind LGO Hospitality, this futuristic-looking dining spot delivers some of the best burgers in town. The Farmer's Daughter combines a grass-fed beef patty with house-made dijon sauce, tangy sauerkraut, and thick slice of nutty fol epi cheese. The fluffy-yet-sturdy poppyseed buns are an architectural marvel, somehow able to support the weight of all that food while still retaining a delicate texture.