If you’ve ever read a recap following a vacation I’ve been on, you’ll know it’s generally all about the food for me. I’ll spend weeks in advance plotting out the tasty delights I plan to devour with little regard for my body when I know I’m going on a trip. But when Kyle and I went to LA last weekend, I spent more time day dreaming about the celebrities I would meet (and did) and where I would get discovered for my “big break.” Clearly, I'm still trying to figure that one out. We walked up and down Venice Beach and Santa Monica, and only once did I think about stopping for a churro! I was so taken with the sunshine, the sea breeze, the lack of humidity, and the potential shopping opportunities, that I didn’t even care about what we ate. With one exception.
In-N-Out Burger has intrigued me from the first time I heard about it in college. This was the first time I lived outside of Texas, and in the melting pot that is Ohio, I met people from the land of beautiful people: California. They told me tales of surfing, earthquakes, and celebrities, but they also pined over In-N-Out burgers and their secret menu. So, minutes after landing in LA, I told Kyle’s brother that one of the few requirements of the trip was that we go to In-N-Out. “I just wanna see what it’s all about,” I said. Little did I know, that’s actually their slogan. I’m practically the Don Draper of the fast food world!!!
After hiking to the Hollowood sign, we were in need of fuel. I don’t know about you, but when I think of refueling this ol’ gas tank, I think of meat, cheese, and animal sauce. So, we high-tailed it over to In-N-Out and ordered cheeseburgers and cheese fries, Animal style, which basically means grilled onions and secret sauce (I think it’s thousand island…not so secret anymore!!).
To say this was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had would not be an overstatement. It was literally one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. I like my patties thin, like these, and the way they cheese melted all over the meat…just stop. I can’t. And these fries??? Just look at them. There are no words.
I finished my entire burger and fries. I don't even feel a little bit bad about it. Oh, and I forgot to mention that we also split a chocolate milkshake (delicious). You gotta go, man!!!
Who’s been to In-N-Out? Am I exaggerating here or is it quite possible one of the best burger joints of all time? What’s your favorite burger place???