By Jamie Leach
In-N-Out has served the same straightforward burger (thin patty, topped with lettuce, tomato, and possibly cheese or onions).
Serves the quintessence of the "smash burger" style prevalent in the Midwest.
The burger has a steak-like density, and the hint of Swiss in the cheese blend slightly tames the smokiness of the chilies.
Pie 'n Burger lunch counter in nearby Pasadena serves "the quintessential version of the Southern California burger.
Best of all, Matt's griddle has long only prepared sirloin and fried onions. Its contribution to flavor cannot be overstated.
Its burgers — including cheeseburgers and the McD's-like Quarter Pounder with Cheese — seem "untouched by time.