A Boyle Heights Burgers Stand Is Making the Perfect Sentimental Bean and Cheese Burrito
When the father-and-son group behind cherished taco chainlet Guisados took control of George’s Hamburger Stand in Boyle Heights last October, the 55- year-old drive-in had actually seen much better days. The patties were frozen, the sauces originated from plastic containers, and the menu had actually swelled to an uncontrollable length.
What did stay, nevertheless, was the apparent appeal of an old-school L.A. hamburger joint, the sensation of which co-owner Armando de la Torre Jr. wished to regain in the food as much as the decoration. “We’re not here to alter the video game,” Torre states. “We’re simply here to bring it back.”
After restoring the stand’s hamburgers and chili french fries with fresh components, Torre turned his attention to another staple: the bean and cheese burrito. “Our bean and cheese needed to be on par with the Al & Bea’s on first Street,” discussed Torre, mentioning another Boyle Heights icon. “If you understand Al & Bea’s, you understand to buy the salsa.” So besides creamy smooth refried beans and molten Longhorn cheddar inside the warm flour tortilla, you’ll likewise come across that well known warm and mellow salsa, which Torre makes with stewed onions, tomatoes, chiles, and a not-so-secret component (chicken stock). “It’s a method of paying tribute,” he states. “Every menu product here flights on a little fond memories.”
2311 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights.
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