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Highlights from the Rogue 99 ~ Hawkins House of Burgers

12:10 AM PDT on September 17, 2018

    [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]f all the burger joints in Los Angeles, few are more beloved or more respected than Hawkins House of Burgers, where Cynthia Hawkins has presiding over the grill and making some of the finest classic roadside burgers in the city for decades. Here Angus beef patties are seasoned and loosely formed before they’re smacked onto a hot hot griddle to sear and then topped with mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, a slice of cheese, fresh, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. It’s pretty much all you would want in a burger, but if you’re especially ambitious, Hawkins’ most famous item probably is the Whipper, which takes that classic burger and amps it up with an additional patty, two slices of cheese, a hot link, and a pile of pastrami. Whether you go minimalist or maximialist, Hawkins House of Burgers isn’t so much a house for burgers. It’s a temple.

    11603 Slater St., Watts
    (323) 563-1129



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