Once a barren wasteland anchored by the middling Canter’s Deli, Fairfax Avenue has become a de rigueur spot for food connoisseurs. On the hunt for a good turkey burger, The Monster decides on a stop at The Golden State.
The Golden State is one of a legion of up-scale burger restaurants to have hit Los Angeles in the last few years. It’s a smaller affair where you order at the counter and take a seat, bopping your head to the tragically hip music piped in. An open kitchen, exposed brick walls, and black and white photos (look, it’s Cindy Crawford at Club MK in NYC in 1989!) make it feel equal parts cool and accessible. If only they’d get rid of the television in one corner.