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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

BACK IN LA, THE OINKSTER, AND MORE

I just arrived back in LA on Sunday night after 3 amazing months in Mexico City. Somehow its always quite complicated to come back to this city which I spent a great deal of time in my life on and off for the past 15 years but have never considered my home. Not the easiest place in the world to just "pop into" for a couple of days without a car and all the other staples of LA life. I will be here for the next couple of days catch up with old friends and having a couple of meetings. Then head to visit my Mom and sister in San Diego and spend some time swimming in the ocean. I cant wait. 

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Yesterday I had lunch (a delicious burger) at my good friend Frederick Guerrero restaurant The Oinkster. Fred's father Andre Guerrero, who is considered one of the tops chiefs in LA, created The Oinkster for his two sons Fred and Max, and since its opening in 2006 it has become one of the West Coast newest in a long line of legendary burger joints. Housed in a 1950s A Frame structure, the restaurant servers up gourmet American fair from burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, pastrami and rotisserie chicken among other classic American favorites on the menu. In 2010 the restaurant was rated as one of the top 10 restaurants in America by Yelp.

Fred and his brothers young entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas such as "burger week" combined with chief Guerrero's incredible food sense has made The Oinkster into a southern california food phenomenon.

The the past three months, since I was in Mexico, The Oinkster was renovated and it looks great, please see pics below. If you are here in the LA area, check out The Oinkster as well as the Guerrero's other most recent LA success, their Italian restaurant MAXIMILIANO in Highland Park, which you might remember that I reported on the opening of last Oct. 

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- GRIFFIN

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I Love your articles guys keep it up.

Posted by: Share It | Sep 19, 2012 8:31:09 AM

hard to look at for someone that does not eat meat...

Posted by: DP | Jul 19, 2012 8:38:47 AM

Ah, the burger. The epitome of American cuisine...

Posted by: Duck | Jul 18, 2012 6:13:32 PM

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