Thursday, August 19, 2010

i'll gladly pay you tuesday for the park burger today

this weak economy has facilitated some sweet baby jesus deals for the belly. if you keep your eyes peeled, i'm sure you've seen a few good ones and perhaps partaken in a fair amount. i am definitely of the mindset that frugality during these harsh economic times DOES NOT mean that one has to give up on dining out altogether. eating out just means you have to be smart about it, and one of the BEST deals i've run across by far is $5 burger night at the park in echo park. oh man, this deal is good.

the process is quite simple and a tad bit easier than building a rocket. first, you choose between either the park burger (6 oz. sirloin) or a veggie burger as the "base burger." the burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, and a choice of sides; thin french fries, side salad, coleslaw, or potato salad. if you want just the basic, then you're set. $5 baby.

if you want to dress up your burger a bit, you can choose to adorn your patty with a myriad of delicious toppings priced between $1 - $2. i chose to top my "the park burger" with the ever healthy crispy onion strings. 2 words. FREAKIN' TASTY. bad for the heart? yup. but let me restate, FREAKIN' TASTY. the side of skinny french fries were also delectably crunchy and should not be replaced with a wimpy side salad.

the absolutely affordable burger deal allowed my dining partner and i to take this deal one step further by ordering the watermelon and feta appetizer ($8). we were pleasantly surprised by the taste combi of the refreshing red and yellow watermelon slices, the creamy balsamic vinegar dressing, crumbled feta cheese, pickled onion ribbons, and chunks of avocado and basil. it was hard to stop and i loved every bite of it. delicious!

ahhh, a burger in one hand, a glass of redart ($7) in another, and a refreshing serving of watermelon salad and i was sooooooooo set. this delicious, value conscious deal left me full and burping for more. shall i just say that my wednesday nights are booked for the next few months. yup.

The Park
1400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-9209
price: $$
verdict: omg, i love it!
The Park on Urbanspoon
The Park in Los Angeles on Fooddigger


  1. I agree! If you're gonna go all out,fries over salad for sure. Looks like a great deal, nice that they have vegan option as well

  2. Crispy onions are the best! Like putting onion rings on your burger. :) Nothing wrong with that... nope nope nope!

  3. i would eat crispy onions every day if i could... *sigh*

    that watermelon salad looks really refreshing!

  4. just ate a burger and now i want another one after reading this post.

  5. stuffy- yes!! sometimes, we just need to go all out.

    diana- it was hard not to pluck out the crispy onion strings to enjoy on their own.

    helen- haha, sure why not? crispy onion strings and a glass of wine. fabulous i say.

    the actor's diet- i bet you would enjoy this one as well, even with a belly full of burger.

  6. My one meal there was rather disappointing, but maybe the burger would be worth a return trip.

  7. OK, by default, I'd go for the $8, cuz it'd be the best bargain. Still, the last 2 times I attempted Wednesday burger night ended up in naught because of 30+ min waits, and my desire to build $10 burgers. $10 burger = automatic trip to 25deg FTMFW.

    And yes, I'm still sorry for Weezer's bad meal @ The Park.

  8. sharon- it's worth checking out. you're not too far from it right?

    tony- stop heaping on the $5 burger. then it becomes a no deal ya know?


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