Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Craving a Burger in Long Beach, CA?

My wife, Dana, mentioned she was craving a burger. A rare opportunity for a carnivore like me that lives with a frequent salad lover, so I offered her my thoughts on where we could go. Maybe some of you would appreciate my quick burger preferences:

Good burger places in Long Beach:

1. Lucilles (huge, but delicious, the Smokehouse burger has it all, but also a price worthy of such a claim)

2. Chilis (Homer drools and says, "Mmmm, extra thick bacon with brown sugar rub.")

3. Five Guys (they do one thing but do it well--fresh ingredients and a simple menu with a good price.)

4. In-n-out (see Five Guys for same description. Actually, I like Five Guys a little better but don't tell my fellow So Ca friends. Nevertheless, people from all over the world come here for Disneyland, and a Double-double...and that says a lot!)

5. Tommys (greasy and good, it shortens your life by a year w/every bite...and it's worth it!)

6. Carls Jr. (This one has burger variety if not quality, something for everyone's taste...just not that much taste.)

7. McDonalds (everyone knows what you get here, but actually their angus chipotle burger is real good. No, really!)

8. Claim Jumper (the Widow-maker is so big I have never finished one. It's name says it all, but the price will leave your widow on welfare).

Note: This blog post was unsolicited and the blogger received no freebies or payment in any form for it...but he is poor, hungry and definitely open to it if you want to send him some. \;o},


Joel Lueb said...

Neil, might I also suggest Dave's Burgers (perhaps the smallest burger stand in town). Their cheese burger with grilled onions is quite the value and very delicious. Corner of Atlantic and Wardlow in the corner of the Chevron gas station. They don't offer any fries, just burgers, potato chips and bottled drinks.

Neil Cole said...

Hi Joel! Great to see you stop by my old friend! Yeah, I thought of Daves after the fact. Its been a long time since I had one, though more recently I tried Dave's on Palo Verde and was not impressed at all. Of course, when you advertise "the worlds greatest hamburger" you have a lot to live up to.

Gina said...

How can you possibly put McDonalds on a list of good burgers? Excuse me for being off topic, but can you help me find an organic church near Torrance? Thank you.