I finally tried the burger at Baby Blues on Santa Monica at Hayworth today. I'm very glad I did. I ordered it medium rare and the meat was perfectly cooked. The patty had a very heavy, crusty char on the outside and was perfectly pink in the middle. They patties are mixed with bleu cheese and maple bacon and it makes for a huge flavor. The burger is topped with a Lincolnberry mustard sauce. The sauce looks like a very red thousand island. The flavor is hard for me to describe, not too sweet, tangy and works very well. Add a few squirts of the xxx porn hot sauce and it is perfect. The bun was fine and held up through the last bite. The burger doesn't have any veggie toppings and really doesn't need them. It was served with a bit of cole slaw, pickle spear and a couple tomato slices. I put one of the slices on the burger but it would have been fine with out it. The burger at Baby Blues is very flavor specific - its a bbq burger and it is one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. LOVE IT!
A couple days earlier I tried the Shrimp Po Boy. This sandwich might not sit well with some as it is not like any po boys I've had in New Orleans. It was, however, a very delish. sandwich. It is served on a round bun, not a french roll and it was topped with cole slaw and not lettuce . Also, the shrimp is grilled and not fried. Maybe it should be called a grilled shrimp sandwich. Whatever you call it, it is super good.
Service was friendly and quick at both lunches. I'm glad to see them in the neighborhood.
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