Goldburger, a new smashburger spot in Silver Lake, understands an essential truth that Stranger Things and Big Little Lies could never fathom - some things in life are meant to be ephemeral. Located in the old Haché space on Sunset Blvd., this former pop-up will be around “for a limited time only,” which, according to them, means about six months (they’re also only open on weekends at the moment). It’s a pretty no-frills spot, with nothing more than a grill and a few picnic tables filling out what is basically a glorified shed. But what Goldburger lacks in ambience, it makes up for in juicy double burgers. From the eponymous Goldburger, which comes topped with grilled onions, pickles, and mustard aioli, to the LA Special, loaded with thick cuts of pastrami, these are some of the most substantial burgers in LA’s oversaturated smash scene. And while you don’t need to travel long distances (read: get on a freeway) to eat here, if you’re on the Eastside and crave a simple, delicious burger between now and next spring, get to Goldburger.
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