It may be presumptuous to say I’ve tasted the best burger of 2014 and it is Bel Campo’s cheeseburger, but hey, if I end up tasting a better burger, it will be a good problem to have.
This $12.50 burger without fries was well worth it. Happy, until humanely killed for their flesh, cows do taste better. The patty was a loose, chopped patty that held together very well, but still managed to taste light. The cheese enhanced rather than distracted from the beef flavor (I’m looking at you, Father’s Office blue-cheese-bomb burger). The bun was airy but solid enough not to fall apart halfway through the burger. The whole thing was juicy without being greasy (like an Umami burger).
In the guise of eating something more healthy, I ordered the spicy fried broccolini, which were the best broccolini I’d ever had. The green was deep fried so the floret was crispy but the stem was still tender. Tossed with an assertive, lemony and spicy dressing, it was the perfect foil to a perfect burger. I didn’t even miss not having fries.
The only bad thing I can say about Bel Campo is that it makes choosing another sandwich from the menu or anywhere else to eat in Grand Central Market very difficult.
Belcampo Meat Co.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013