The Skinny: Apple Pan has been around since 1947 and has been hailed as one of the best burger havens to reside in Los Angeles. The old institute of high quality fast food is known for quick orders, unchanged decor, and the Hickory and Steak Burger. For me, it was my first time being there.
The High: The quarter pound Hickory burger was clean to the taste and the toppings were generous. The hickory relish complimented not only the beef patty but the pickles as well. In a way, the sweet tang reminded me of the McRib but made with better and fresher ingredients. The bun was nice and squishy too.
The Low: The fries were warm and tasty but as I was leaving Apple Pan, I happen to see a Sysco truck delivering boxes of french fries in the back. While I understand that part of Apple Pan’s charm is the fast service, freshly cut and twice fried fries would have made the overall burger experience better. I can’t deny that the Hickory Burger was good and the size of it didn’t make me feel greasy after-wards, but I left feeling unsatisfied.
Would you come back again? If I’m in the area just to try the Steak Burger. However, I wouldn’t go out my way to go there again.
More Info: 10801 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90064. Cash Only. Expect to pay about 10 bucks for french fries, a drink, and the Hickory Burger. They also serve fruit pie and sliced bread sandwiches.
Song: I Seen Beyoncé at Burger King – by Cazwell feat. Jonny Makeup