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Howard’s Famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers – West LA

Sweet Willie | Mar 1, 200407:45 AM

It is Saturday morning, 10am, I’ve 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 don’t really get hungover but do suffer from what I call “fuzzy brain” or I’m 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.

I’ve got that same craving today. I’m 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 Howard’s.

The sign above the storefront proclaims "Howard's famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers" and “Famous” to boot?!!?, I’m there.

Howard’s 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 I’m 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 Howard’s, but if you are near the airport or on Sepulveda, Howard’s will sure satisfy.

Howard’s Famous Bacon & Avocado Burgers
11127 Venice Blvd at Sepulveda
West Los Angeles, CA
Open 10am – 8pm Mon-Sat, closed Sunday

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