It is Saturday morning, 10am, Ive got the top down on my rental convertible and am driving around trying to find a place to get some food to satisfy my hungover state. I dont really get hungover but do suffer from what I call fuzzy brain or Im just not Mr. Swift this morning due to many Guiness and Ciders the evening before.
There are few food items better for a hangover than a greasy burger and fries. We never eat American food while on an international vacation, but I remember after a night of pitcher after pitcher of sangria in Madrid, my wife and I waking up to our systems CRAVING a greasy burger/fries. Thankfully the concierge in our hotel directed us to a spot nearby.
Ive got that same craving today. Im at the intersection of Venice and Sepulveda debating if I should forgo the warming comforts of the sun on my face for soothing effects that the dark interior of my car would have on my eyes. I then spy Howards.
The sign above the storefront proclaims "Howard's famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers" and Famous to boot?!!?, Im there.
Howards is a dive, probably has not changed much since 1971 when they opened. The same owners since 71 are still there as well.
I place my order off the menu board that has been updated simply by painting over old sections. One Bacon Avocado Burger and fries please.
5 minutes later Im looking a wonderful looking burger, Big thick crisp bacon sliced poking out of some VERY VERY fresh produce and lots of avocado.
It is a yummy burger for sure and I can feel the fuzzyness slowly slipping away.
The overall verdict, I would not go out of my way for Howards, but if you are near the airport or on Sepulveda, Howards will sure satisfy.
Howards Famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers
11127 Venice Blvd at Sepulveda
West Los Angeles, CA
Open 10am 8pm Mon-Sat, closed Sunday