Boner Burger at Animal
For years, the Foie Gras Loco Moco, which starts with a delicious ground beef patty, was as close as chef/owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo got to a burger at their original Fairfax baby. But, the dudes changed their tune last year and added one to the menu. It's called a Boner Burger — cheeky, sure — but so named for the bone marrow mixed with the house-ground chuck and short-rib meat. The patty is rich and beefy, topped with Monterey Jack cheese, caramelized onion, poblano chile and secret "420 sauce." They won't tell us what's in the tangy sauce, just that it was inspired by Arizona and is "good on anything." The burger is served on toasted marble rye bread, which serves as the bun, from neighboring Diamond Bakery. It's only available at brunch and by request at dinner.
435 N. Fairfax Ave.; 323-782-9225