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The Oinkster

Map & Directions 2005 Colorado Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
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323-255-6465
  • American, Burgers, Sandwiches
  • Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Parking Lot Available

Description

LA Weekly's Description

A converted burger joint saturated with the smell of wood smoke, red roof gleaming in the late-afternoon sun, Oinkster is the child of Max chef André Guerrero, a perfected fast-food restaurant, the old-school paradigm of pastrami, burgers and chicken reinvented for a age when a remodeled hamburger hut can be enjoyed for its stark loveliness and nobody thinks it odd that a famous chef might seek an apprenticeship with a revered deli counterman, in this case Norm Langer. “Slow fast food,” proclaims the sign outside: smoky Carolina-style pulled-pork sandwiches, chopped salad, and fast-food-style Angus-beef hamburgers with sweet house-made catsup. He roasts chickens on a creaky rotisserie and smokes his own pastrami. Would you be willing to pay a couple dollars extra to experience artisanal soda pop, purplish Fosselman's-based ube milkshakes and other fast food with a chefly edge? Guerrero is betting that you are. With all of the above, of course, it is necessary to have an order of Belgian fries, fried twice to leave them light and hot, their fluffy potato essence encased in a stiff, perfectly golden capsule of crunch. Slow-cooked fast food. See full review.

 
Member Reviews

  • jasonparker2560
    jasonparker2560 wrote a review for The Oinkster
    on 04/12/12
    4

    Oinkster seems to have started the slow fast food craze. There fresh ingrediants are defiantly the highlight at Oinkster. I use to go about twice a week during there happy hour for the burger and fry combo. That all ended when Guy and triple D showed up in June of 09. I've only been back three times since. The burger I had last week still tastes great(don't expect Umami, this is... More >>

  • laweeklybestof wrote a review for The Oinkster
    on 05/06/09
    4

    We are living in an age not just of cupcakes but of cupcakes with publicists, exquisitely art-directed confections whose geometric decoration owes less to Betty Crocker than to Josef Albers. Cupcake manufacture seems to occupy the midlife-crisis Plan Bs that used to be reserved for interior decoration or jewelry design. Eat them, arrange them prettily on a conference room table,... More >>

  • debbie durand wrote a review for The Oinkster
    on 06/11/08
    4

    if you are in eagle rock, this is a great place for a pulled pork or house cured pastrami sandwich. make sure you get extra sauce on the side and do not pass up the fries.

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Marci R. on 12/04/09

    This place is delicious and worth a visit if you are in in these Los Angeles areas: Eagle Rock, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank. Try the Rotisserie Chicken, Red Cabbage Slaw and or the Plantains. Yummy!

  • LA Weekly on 01/29/13

    The child of Max chef André Guerrero, perfected fast-food. The old-school paradigm of pastrami, burgers & chicken reinvented w/ artisanal soda pop, Fosselman's-based ube milkshakes and Belgian fries!

  • Robin T. on 04/01/10

    the pulled pork sandwich, on the patio.

  • Czara J. on 08/23/11

    The Oinkster Pastrami and Belgian Fries are to-die-for. Beer selection is pretty good too. Order the Ube Shake for your sweet tooth.

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