Pastrami Burger at Various Locations in Los Angeles
This hybrid goes back... way back. If you're not originally from LA, the abundance of pastrami burgers - a beef patty topped with a ginormous amount of thinly sliced, salty ribbons of meat, Thousand Island dressing, tomatoes and lettuce - is a little jarring. You usually find the specialty at old-roadside-looking stands, places like any of The Hat locations, Tom's Burgers in East LA and Dino's in Lincoln Heights. Astro Burger has a great one. Heck, even Carl's Jr. attempted it at some point. We discovered the wonders of the pastrami burger at Tops in Pasadena earlier this week. Umamicatessen has a fancified pastrami burger, and Hole in the Wall often runs it as a special.