|The Patty Melt at Cassell's Hamburgers in Los Angeles' Koreatown.|
At night it feels like you are in an Edward Hopper painting sitting at the classic tables in the classic styled diner. We ordered burgers. Patricia got a plain 1/3 pound cheeseburger with cheddar ($9.99) and I ordered the 1/3 pound patty melt ($10.99). We also ordered fries ($3.50).
The staff was a hoot. Our waitress was friendly and talkative. The young man who brought us our burgers was equally delightful. Patricia asked if he had won the lottery. He said no, but friend in Chico Hills had posted a picture of the $1.5B winning ticket on Facebook. That would buy a lot of burgers.
The Patty Melt was awesome. Crisp rye. Sweet grilled onions. The swiss cheese squirted out from the bread to form a cheese skirt. The patty was loosely ground and juicy - not too tightly packed. The bread was nicely toasted and tasty. I liked the mustardy sauce on the side for dipping the burger.
Patricia’s plain cheeseburger was yummy as well. The white bun was firm and spongy. Cheese melted perfectly over the tasty patty.
The fries were just ok. Medium cut. Probably from frozen. Nothing special. ($3.50)
We loved the atmosphere and the burgers. Swing by Cassell’s for a trip back in burger time.
Burger 4 out of 5 spatulas
Fries 2.5 out of 5
3600 W 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020