LA Confidential: Go Burger

One of my other LA Confidential reviews from the current issue is of BLT Steak's new restaurant concept (at least for LA), Go Burger!

It takes over the last empty space in the Sunset and Vine building across from the ArcLight, and features not only a menu of insane (and delicious) burger options, but also a full list of alcoholic milkshakes and desserts that will test even the soberest sweet tooths out there. You can read my review online at the link, or just check out the text below.


Go Burger
Claiming the last ground-floor space in the soaring Sunset Vine Tower, Go Burger doesn’t look like your average burger joint. Instead, it has high ceilings, ebony-walnut and white-oak paneling and a bar serving old-fashioned bottle sodas as well as cocktails, wine and beer. What else would you expect from the enterprising folks behind the BLT restaurants?

Black Angus burger iterations include the bunfree Sunset Stripper with arugula, marinated cherry tomatoes, pickled shallots and an olive-cornichon remoulade. The Kobe Dog is garnished with spicy German mustard and pickled jalapeños. But the cholesterol-boosting signature sandwich is the behemoth UltiMelt: a hamburger patty topped with caramelized onions and bacon between two grilled Gruyère cheese sandwiches on rye.

Sides and starters are equally obscenely decadent, especially the duck-fat fries, beer batter-fried dill pickles with ranch-chili paprika dipping sauce, and waffle fries topped with cheddar, sour cream, bacon and pickled jalapeños.

Desserts don’t disappoint either. Made with chocolate-chip cookiedough ice cream and Chips Ahoy!, the Cookie Monster milk shake is a sweetly innocent treat, while in the “Spiked Milkshakes” section, the Aztec Mocha is a naughty concoction of Herradura Silver tequila, coffee ice cream, cayenne pepper and chocolate syrup. Now that’s a sweet ending. 6290 Sunset Blvd., LA;