If you haven’t noticed, food makes me happy. I’m the guy that shows up at your cookout and has no shame in making my plate and going back for seconds. I’m also usually the first guy to make my to-go plate(s), before all the good stuff is gone. 🙂
About a year ago Thrill List put out a list of “Under the Radar” burgers that everyone must try in LA. I’m not one to turn down a challenge, so I “had” to give them all a try. Also Candice was in town so I knew her greedy self would keep me company. 😉
Last weekend we ended up trying Mess Hall, located in Los Feliz.(I actually wanted to move to this area but I wasn’t about that $1300 and up rent life)
There was a show at the Greek Theatre nearby so they had a limited menu, but lucky for us the the Mess Burger made the cut! Only problem was the dinner menu wasn’t available until 5pm and we got there at 4:30, so we tried the Cajun Boiled Shrimp from their Happy Hour menu to “pass time” as we waited. I know that sounds like a weird appetizer before a burger but we were starving!
The shrimp were HUGE and came with a smoked cocktail and remoulade sauce. Honestly I would have been fine sharing a couple more orders of the shrimp, they were THAT good.
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to venture out when it comes to drinks because I’m the type that orders Hennessy wherever I go. Our waitress suggested the Old Fashioned but we both ended up going lighter with what they call “Sloth: The Silent Killer”. It was a great choice, consisting of rum, lime, ginger, creame de peche and bubbles. Sweet and citrusy but it kinda sneaks up on you. So we ended up downing a couple of those.
Five minutes later the burgers came. I had mine cooked medium-well because some restaurants cook medium a little too pink for me. It comes with slow cooked carmelized onions, Vermont cheddar cheese, bread & butter pickles and their house smokey sauce. The flavors blend together nicely to the point that I didn’t even miss the lettuce and tomatoes that it did not include. Their house fries are salted and fried crispy but not too crunchy.
I know I sound greedy right now, but words can NOT explain the flavors. I wish I had the camera rolling because when Candice took her first bite, she closed her eyes and involuntarily made this orgasmic sound. It was HELLA funny.
If you’re every in the Los Feliz area and in the mood for a burger, go to Mess Hall! I hear they have a killer Happy Hour as well so I’m sure I’ll be headed back this summer to try more of their drinks.
I’ll let you guys know when I find the next stop on the Burger Tour. Until then, keep living.