“We were watching… and noticed a disturbing pattern. One group of smaller ants were being crowded and grouped in the bottom of the habitat. And then, at the very top, was this one ant that we observed to be controlling it all. This was Ant Hitler.”—
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A Six-Stop Los Angeles Burger Tour for National Burger Day
Haven’t gotten enough vitamin Burger in your life lately? Well, considering that yesterday was Memorial Day, if you still have a hankering for burgers, it’s either an indication that yesterday’s party plans fell through, or you’re the type of tough S.O.B. who just can’t get enough burger in your life.
With you hardcore beefeaters in mind, we’ve compiled a little mini-roadtrip of some of the best burgers around. Maybe you can’t make the drive today, but save this post for some upcoming Saturday when you’ve got fire in your belly and a full tank of gas.
Stop 1: The Market Grill, Monrovia We’re beginning in the east and heading west, to follow the sunset as we unfold burger after burger on the road ahead of us. The first stop, then, is The Market Grill in Monrovia, just east of Arcadia. Begin your tour promptly at 11 a.m., for several reasons, the most important of which is the fact that The Market Grill doesn’t open until then. But you’ll also want to be first in line because of the buns they serve here, freshly baked and cooling on some racks near the window. Not too spongy, not too dense and bready, these white buns are a soft and pliable delight. They wrap and compress around your fingertips with ease, while the buttered and grilled interior stands up nicely and offers a little crunch. The beef, is no slouch either, having been ground fresh that morning and given a prodigious and salty sear. With a thick slice of melted cheddar, this is simple, homemade burger purity — a great way to start the road trip.