Short Order Gourmet Burger Joint... by Nancy Silverton - Farmers Market

  • June 12, 2012 · 6:45 PM
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Over a year ago, when I was introduced to Nancy Silverton by Susan Feiniger (I know... I'm bragging) Nancy mentioned a hamburger joint project she was working on... Well, it's finally opened and called Short Order. By the time we go here for this event, it will have been a few months and hopefully they will have gotten their food and service down pat. I wanted to go to their opening... I scheduled an event in December but was unable to attend so I still haven't checked it out! Blackboard Eats posted a discount deal for $15 for a burger and a cocktail! So I have 2 codea, which is good for 4 people each. So we will have to sit in tables of four.

Yelp rating is only 3 stars, but I presume that is because of the high prices and with the BBE discount, that should bump it up a star... hopefully.

Here's what is written by the Tasting Table Newsletter:

Short Order is the supergroup of Los Angeles restaurants.

Developed by Nancy Silverton and Amy Pressman, who sadly passed away in September, the Original Farmers Market burger spot has two great cooking matriarchs behind it. Bill Chait--of Rivera, Playa, Sotto and Picca--is a partner, and with chef Christian Page in the kitchen, Julian Cox behind the bar, and Sqirl's Jessica Koslow making the pickles and sauerkraut, the lineup is enviable.

Such talent is by no means wasted on burgers and such. Case in point: the Short Order Spuds ($4). No everyday fry, these potatoes are first baked and then roughly torn before a turn in the fryolator renders them intensely crunchy.

Dense, grass-fed beef patties star in the various burgers, our favorite of which is the In-N-Out-like Ida's Old School ($11). The cheddar-topped patty is stacked with pickles, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, fat rounds of caramelized onions and secret sauce--old school indeed.

But burger eaters take note: Medium-rare beef and soft brioche buns can turn a burger into a sponge if you don't eat quickly. The pimento-cheese-smeared Patty Melt ($14) is wonderfully gooey and juicy in its own right, and the toasted rye bread holds up from the first bite to the last.

Short Order, 6333 W. 3rd St., Stall #110, Mid-City; [masked] or shortorderla.com

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  • Soochie The C.

    5 out of 6 showed. I got there earliest and secured the table (a first for this erstwhile latebird!) although rumor had it Darrell got there before me, left and returned. The others arrived shortly thereafter so it was a responsible bunch. Ours was a good example of what Meetups are about: getting otherwise disparate types to unify over our love for a common thing--in this case, food & libations! A mid-week respite from our lives, I think it was.

    June 13, 2012

  • Darrell

    We all ordered the BBE Special. Rocky Mountain Burger and cocktail for $15. A good value. But most of our burgers were undercooked. the quality of the meat was excellent or we would have sent them all back. Pricey truffle aioli. Fries were overcooked but tasty. Unfortunately this place doesn't make my top 10 burgers.

    June 13, 2012

  • Alaia

    Hey fellow foodies - I wasn't able to attend tonight's dinner due to work, but a friend and I would like to check out Short Order over the weekend or next week. Does anyone have a BBE code they'd be willing to share? If so, please shoot me a message. thanks!

    June 12, 2012

  • Dan

    Janet is right, the BBE discount is only good for the off the menu "Rocky Mountain Burger" and your choice of 1 of 3 cocktails. You don't get to choose your burger. Also, if you go to the Farmers Market on a Thursday or Friday night they have free concerts in the bar area over by the Gumbo Pot.

    June 6, 2012

  • Darrell

    Here's their website... http://www.shortorderla.com/

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it only beef burgers? Cant seem to find a menue on line. Thanks

    May 21, 2012

  • Darrell

    Send it... thanks...

    May 17, 2012

  • Darrell

    "burgers range from $12-$17 and cocktails range from $9-$10" So it seems you don't have to order that one burger... @ $15 the cocktail is almost free...

    May 17, 2012

  • Wendy

    Oh I just noticed your comment about the BBE discount. Well that will certainly help, because my main complaint is that it was way too expensive for what you get. With that discount it would be a fair price, although still not a bargain.

    May 17, 2012

  • Wendy

    Ha, I almost warned you last night not to go there. Went there two weeks ago and did not like it at all. But maybe you'll have a different experience (it's gotten mixed Yelp reviews, and you can read mine.) If you do go, you should try to get the fireside table, that looked pretty cool.

    May 17, 2012

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