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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on August 15.]
Satisfaction comes in many forms, but there's no treat quite like a super-savory burger. Sinking your teeth into a scrumptious patty and wrapping your lips around a yummy toasted bun fills the belly bill like no other.
Since Los Angeles obviously isn't lacking in this department, we set out on a journey to bring you nothing but the best. From the tried and true (hello, In-N-Out!) to utterly gourmet grub (truffle oil, anyone?), take a drive through our top picks and get ready to melt. Oh, and you may want to find a designated driver for the food coma that's sure to strike afterwards. Don't say we didn't warn ya.
Photographed by Erin Yamagata
We like to think the rooftop is this city's answer to a sprawling lawn in the 'burbs. Where suburbanites spend warm evenings in their backyards, we prefer to head up above the fray. Sometimes, we even manage to get a grill up there. And, while your neighbors' roof (accessible only by a rickety ladder and furnished with read
Feeling ocean-phobic after that recent great white shark attack? Or, maybe you're just not in the mood to pull on a skintight wetsuit. Either way, we wouldn't blame you if you were craving the pool over the Pacific right now.
Fortunately, Los Angelenos know a thing or two about hanging poolside. So, to help you get read