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If Guy Fieri Likes It, Then It Must Be Good? Burger Dinner at The Golden State

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  • We will meet inside the restaurant at 7:00pm. Once we are able to grab us a couple of tables, we can each go to the counter to order our grub.
  • Cost per person is expected to be about $20 - $25, depending on how much food you order, plus any beverages, tax and 18% gratuity. Please bring at least $30 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill.
  • Only street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions, and whether you still need to feed the parking meters or not if you are parked at a metered space.
  • I will send out my cell number the night before this event so that you can call or text me if you arrive before I do, or are running late, or are lost.

Fellow Pleasure Palate member Yarom suggested that we give this place a try since it was just featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive Thrus and Dives," where host Guy Fieri just raved about their lamb burger, spicy pull pork burger and sweet potato wedges.

This little hole in the wall with very non-chalant signage in the front must be doing something right as the 2013 Los Angeles Restaurant Guide names The Golden State as having the best burger in town. With so many wonderful burger joints in town, such as Father's Office, Umami Burger, Grill 'Em All Burger, The Hat, The Oinkster, In 'N' Out, etc., that's quite a mention.

Like most newer burger joints, you can now have a beer (or a glass of wine) with your burger!

In the episode of "Diners, Drive Thrus and Dives," the owners of The Golden State prepared for Guy Fieri their Lamb Burger and Spicy Pull Pork Burger to try. Unfortunately, these burgers are not on their regular menu. The Lamb Burger is their Specialty Burger offered only on Thursdays, while the Spicy Pull Pork Burger is only offered on Tuesdays. So, it looks like I will have to repeat this event so that we can sample both Specialty Burgers. However, you are more than welcome to order something else from their regular menu:

Yelp Reviewers give The Golden State an average rating of 4.0 Stars out of 5.0, from over 710 reviews:

Word of Warning: Now that they've been featured on the Food Network, chances are the place may be packed these days, so be prepared for a brief wait for a table.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Liked the veggie burger and enjoyed the company; the atmosphere was fun, too.

    March 20, 2013

  • yarom l.

    great place great food great company and a great host.

    March 20, 2013

  • yarom l.

    Cant wait

    March 10, 2013

  • Carol R.

    Out of town on this date :(

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have plans. let us know what you think of the burgers.

    March 9, 2013

  • yarom l.

    Crazy is good , tho why not have lamb burger as on ddd . Maybe w notice they'll make for us .

    March 9, 2013

  • Karishma G.

    Hey, My husband's cousin is one of the owners of Golden State, so when I told him this group was planning to go there on Friday, his response was "Oh shit. Don't go on Friday at 7. Will be CRAZY!!!". Also, they won't be serving any of the specials from the TV show. He says Tuesday or Wednesday night is better.

    March 9, 2013

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