It’s June already? Then it must be time for The Oinkster’s 6th annual Burger Week event in Los Angeles. This year’s seven-day run begins on Monday (June 6). This year “we are honoring the beautiful, iconic creations of our brethren fast food shacks from all over the southland.” That includes Grill ’Em All from Alhambra, Calif.; Los Angeles’ The Apple Pan; Mickey D’s and others.
Here’s the lineup:
Monday: Oinki-Dog (at r.)
A 1/4-lb all-beef hot dog with house-smoked pastrami, Oinkster Chili and shredded Jack and Cheddar wrapped in a grilled burrito tortilla.
Drink of the Day: DewShine in the bottle
Tuesday: Apple Pantastic
A 6-oz. Nebraska Angus Beef Patty topped with hickory-smoked Pantastic sauce, lettuce, pickles and mayo on a seedless bun.
Drink of the Day: Pink lemonade
Wednesday: Mr. Bahndre
House-roasted pork loin, pâté, sliced ham, house-pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, sliced jalapeňo and mayo on a baguette roll.
Drink of the Day: Limeade
Thursday: Grill ‘Em All’s Blue Cheer (at r. below)
A 6-oz. Nebraska Angus Beef Patty topped with Cranberry gastrique, blue
cheese spread and Munchos on a brioche bun.
Drink of the Day: Cans of Pabst Old Tankard Ale
Baby back ribs with Oinkster’s Signature BBQ Sauce, chopped onion, pickles and mayo on a roll.
Drink of the Day: Sweet tea
Saturday: Torta Rey
Carne asada, guajillo-ancho-chipotle salsa, guacamole, queso fresco, crema, pinto beans, cilantro, shredded lettuce and sliced tomato on a telera roll.
Drink of the Day: Tamarind agua fresca
Nebraska Angus top sirloin roast dipped in house au jus with cheese on a roll; hot mustard available on the side.
Drink of the Day: Arnold Palmer (Oinksterade & Intelligentsia Black Tea)
Each burger is available for one day only. Those who manage to enjoy them all will be crowned Burger Champs with “an epic Supertramp inspired shirt.” Both Oinkster’s Hollywood and Eagle Rock locations will be participating. Get details at www.theoinkster.com.