Outsiders frequently characterize Angelenos as red meat-and-carb-averse health freaks who spend weekends grazing on weeds and foraging for berries in Griffith Park. But as we’ve said before, Los Angeles isn’t just a burger town—it’s the burger town. From classic griddle-cooked doubles to baseball-circumference hunks of ground meat cradled on brioche with fancy fixins, burgers aren’t just part of our diets—they’re part of our culinary DNA.
For the second year, we’re looking to our readers to determine the best place to get a burger in L.A.
Food editor Garrett Snyder curated a list of 16 local restaurants—a combination of newcomers and old standbys—with one or several killer burgers. We’re pitting them against one another in a month-long bracket-style readers' choice contest.
Help your favorite burger spot advance through each round of the competition by registering with a valid email address and then casting a vote. All valid registrations will automatically be entered in a random drawing to win a weekly prize, including pairs of tickets to our annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer celebration on Wednesday, May 15 at the Bloc in downtown L.A. Note: You must be 18 years of age to participate, and 21 years of age to attend BBB.
Round 1: Mon., April 15-Sun., April 21 (PRIZE: A pair of tickets to our Burgers Bourbon + Beer event)
Round 2: Mon., April 22-Sun., April 28 (PRIZE: A one-year subscription to Los Angeles magazine)
Round 3: Mon., April 29-Sun., May 5 (PRIZE: A pair of tickets to LAWineFest)
Final round: Mon., May 7-Sun., May 13 (PRIZE: A pair of tickets to our Burgers Bourbon + Beer event)
The winner will be announced at our Burgers Bourbon + Beer event on Wednesday, May 15!
For the complete sweepstakes rules, please visit our Burger Bracket Terms and Conditions page.