It's the prime burger at Hook Burger in Burbank. "Prime" sounds special, but this is the cheapest burger on the menu ($5.25). The contents are: lean beef, caramelized bourbon onions, lettuce, tomato and honey dijon mayo. No cheese--that's an extra.
I'm not against burgers. I don't eat them because I don't hang out in fast food places. But when a good friend has a birthday party in a burger joint, I'm there.
The prime burger is pretty light. You definitely need fries if you're making it a meal. And it has a strong char flavor that you may taste for a long time afterwards.
One caution: If you don't know Burbank, you may have a hard time finding Hook Burger. Even when I got to the correct mall, I couldn't spot it. Some guys I asked for help didn't know where it was, but when they saw it, they came after me as I headed in the wrong direction.
Nice guys, and a nice party. And I got there in time for the birthday cake.
Hook Burger Bistro, The Empire Center, 1731 N. Victory Place, Burbank, CA 91506. Tel: (818) 847.2100.