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Burger of the Month Club: Father's Office

Most of you have probably tried Father' Office (or FO as its more commonly known) by now. But given I'm doing a series on the best gourmet burgers has to offer, it makes sense to include FO in one of the stops since it was the restaurant that made gourmet LA burgers famous nationwide. If you haven't eaten at FO yet, please note that they do not allow substitutions or modifications to your order. This is not Burger King - you can't order it your way. The waiter will laugh at you if you try to order ketchup as a condiment and if you can't eat cheese with a burger than you are out of luck. If you are a picky and fussy eater, then this place isn't for you. The FO burger consists of: Medium rare beef, fresh arugula, a french roll style baguett, grilled onions, and gruyere cheese. Despite the no modifications/substitutions rules, FO is one of my fave gourmet burger joints in LA. The original location is in Santa Monica, but that location is tiny. To ensure that we can grab a table for 8, we will have the event at their Helms Bakery location in Culver City. You cannot make reservations at FO, and its only open seating - meaning you almost always end up seating alongside strangers. So to ensure that all the Pleasure Palate diners eat together, arrive at 11:30 AM. The doors open at Noon, but this is a busy and popular place and I won't be able to save a seat for you if you arrive late. Because there is only one type of burger to sample, this will be individual ordering. FO is actually a gastropub, so they have a wide variety of beers available for those of you that love beer. FO also serves other types of dishes, but we aren't there for their other dishes. I will be ordering a side of their sweet potato fries, which I love. You can also order standard french fries with your meal. Expect to pay between $15 to $25 for your order. The burger costs at least $12 and fries and a beer (or other beverage) will bring it closer to $25. For the FO virgins, here's more info via Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/b...

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  • Chrissy

    I enjoyed everyone's company and meeting new people. That being said--awful burger. WTH is the hoopla about? Way overpriced as well.

    October 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The group is great - met new people which is always nice. However, In-N-Out makes a better burger! I asked for it medium and it was practically oozing blood - uck! For the burger fries and a really good root beer (best one i've had) it was $23 - what a waste of money.

    October 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice folks.

    October 25, 2009

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