This Week’s L.A. Magazine’s Burgers Bourbon + Beer Event Gets a Covid-Safer Makeover

Photo by Monique A. LeBleu
The Mikkeller DTLA lamb burger with ground lamb and pork, caramelized onion, challerhocker, arugula, and aioli at the L.A. Magazine Burgers, Bourbon and Beer event at the Victorian, Santa Monica, California, May 23, 2018.

Food events are dealing with Covid restrictions by morphing from huge, bacchanalian feasts to mellow deliveries and food crawls. The downside is that you miss out on the socializing while enjoying all-you-can-eat-and-drink. The plus side is that they are eminently more affordable. You can also eat in a more leisurely way, enjoying the individual dishes. This week, October 27, 28, and 29, Los Angeles magazine’s annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer extravaganza is unveiling a new format.

This year, three local restaurants have been chosen by the magazine’s Food Editor to each make an exciting off-the-menu burger and bourbon cocktail pairing. Guests can pick up their order to go or dine outside at the locations, one a day, over the course of three days.

Each ticket includes a craft burger served with a cocktail kit made with Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, or Jim Beam, so you can mix it up at home and not be running around the streets of L.A, drunk on bourbon. You will also receive a goodie bag filled with special promotions, and a one-year subscription to Los Angeles Magazine. Score! You can order additional food, sides or desserts from the restaurant directly. You must pick up your order on the designated pick-up date (Oct. 27, 28, or 29) between 3 – 5p.m. Each ticket is only $18, or you can try all three for $44.00. Must be 21 years or older.Participating restaurants and menus:

Oct. 27 – (DTLA) District DTLA

La Carreta Burger: Carne Asada Beef Patty, Queso Frito, Pickled Cabbage Salad, Chimichurri Aioli, Sweet Plantain Bun (vegetarian option available)
Jim Beam Black Highball: Jim Beam Black with Premium Soda Water.

Oct. 28 – (Silver Lake) All Day Baby

Chili Cheese Burger: Dry-Aged Beef Patty, Smoked Chili, White American Cheese, White Onion, Potato Bun
Gold Rush: Maker’s Mark, Honey Syrup, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, Water.

Oct. 29 – (Venice) The Win~Dow

Hash Burger: Bun, Beef Patty, Hash Brown, Cheese, Onion, and Steak Sauce (vegetarian option available)
Knob Creek Lemonade: Knob Creek Bourbon, Dekyuper Apricot Liqueur, Fresh Lemon, Limoncello, Simple Syrup.


Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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