In memory of Anthony Bourdain, The Mar Vista will be featuring their version of “The Perfectly Designed Protein Delivery System,” in reference to one of his favorite L.A restaurants, In-N-Out Burger, starting today for lunch and dinner this week in honor of Bourdain Day.
The $18 burger meal will include two patties, two slices of American cheese, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomato, special sauce and caramelized onions, as well as “animal-style” fries and a classic vanilla shake made with Fosselman’s Ice Cream. One dollar from each order will be donated to Crisis Hotline Los Angeles.
“The thing about a burger… there are many forces that play with a properly made burger. You gotta have a decent bun… bun selection is very important. Good quality meat, also, that would be nice. Non-limp, reasonably fresh greens and garnishes are also good. Cheese, you don’t want fancy cheese. No… this cheese-like substance is just perfect. The two thin patties together maximize surface area, therefore exposing meat. Maximum areas of meat surface to the papillae of the tongue. It’s brilliant! Like a ballistic missile. A perfect designed protein delivery system.”
“I like mine animal style and I’d tell you what that is… but I’d have to kill you.” -Anthony Bourdain
The Mar Vista, 12249 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; (310) 751-6773. For more coverage of Anthony Bourdain, click here.