On this episode of The Burger Crawl, we head to Pasadena, CA to take a bite of a burger that's been around for 53 years. Also there is a sweet and special treat, Pumpkin Pie. I really love Pumpkin Pie. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Pie 'n Burger, and its owner Michael Osborne are staple in the city of Pasadena. The restaurant opened some 53 years ago, and Michael came aboard about 10 years later. He has overseen and maintained this old school-styled diner, and made it something worth trying. I indulge in a classic American cheese cheesburger, and delicious pumpkin pie. Later in the video Michael gives us a brief history of the restaurant. Hope you guys enjoy. Pie ‘n Burger 913 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106 626.795.1123 Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://www.cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/cuethecritic Vine - https://www.vine.co/cuethecritic Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. https://www.cuethecritic.com http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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Thrillist is where I learned of the Boner Burger at Animal after a friend of mine showed me the article. Upon tasting the burger, I was astonished with the impactful flavor, and basked in the glory of the dripping bone marrow fat and 420 sauce. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic I do no know Jeff Miller at Thrillist, but it seemed to me that he was very ecited about Animal having a secret menu item. Apparently this was a huge deal to him as I read his article (http://www.thrillist.com/eat/los-angeles/mid-wilshire/animal-secret-off-menu-burger-best-la-restaurants). I could not help but be overcome with the same ecitement as Jeff, so I knew I had to try the only burger available at Animal, which is off-menu, and apparently not a well-kept secret. The burger packs a ton of flavor, and is very good. It is smaller than what I like but that does not take away from it's deliciousness. Animal Restaurant 435 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 782-9225 http://animalrestaurant.com/ Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://www.cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/cuethecritic Vine - https://www.vine.co/cuethecritic Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. https://www.cuethecritic.com http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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Mr. Pasadena (@Mr_Pasadena) has been indulging in delicious burgers at Lucky Boy for more than 30 years. He gives me an insightful look at a historic burger restaurant that has withstood the test of time and the ever-changing food scene in Pasadena, CA. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Michael Calderon, a.k.a Mr. Pasadena, has a wealth of knowledge of the city of Pasadena. He grew up there and currently lives there. He has been eating at Lucky Boy Drive-In for more than 30 years, and considers it one of the go to places in Pasadena for a food burger, and a great breakfast burrito. The restaurant is features that traditional Southern California flair of having a diverse menu with a number of offerings including a quality hamburger sandwich. Follow Mr. Pasadena: https://www.twitter.com/mr_pasadena https://www.instagram.com/mr_pasadena Lucky Boy Drive-In 640 South Arroyo Parkway Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 793-0120 http://www.luckyboyburgers.com/ Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://www.cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/cuethecritic Vine - https://www.vine.co/cuethecritic Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. https://www.cuethecritic.com http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com MUSIC CREDIT: "Hep Cats" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers/viewers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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In the 21 episodes I have done so far, no burger has excited me more than the Savage Burger at Oh My Burger L.A. After I completed filming, I immediately called a friend in a moment of joy, happiness, and overwhelming amazement. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Oh My Burger is an African American-owned restaurant in Gardena, CA. Owner and chef Brandyn Powell started the restaurant with his fiancee Danielle about 4 years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting them, and attempting their 6LB OMB Burger Challenge which I failed. At the time the place was very new, and chef Brandyn was very inexperienced. Coming back some years later, and trying them again has completely changed my very outspoken opinion. The Savage Burger is delicious, flavorful, and quite mindblowing. There is a voicemail to prove it if you want to hear it. To my subscribers, and new viewers if there is a burger place that I insist you must try in Los Angeles, it is Oh My Burger. To chef Brandyn and Danielle, I extremely proud of what you all have done, and from where you all have come. Keep up the good work, and I honestly believe you can attain the #2 spot in my burger world. Hodad's is #1 and will be until further notice. Oh My Burger 2142 El Segundo Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249 (310) 756-6522 http://www.ohmyburgerla.com/ Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com MUSIC CREDIT: "Organic Grunge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Fine dining does not really say hamburgers when you hear it, but Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro would like to change that. Annually they have a BurgerFest; one year was 2 burgers, another 3, and this year is 5 mouthwatering burgers on a month-long exclusive menu. I tried them all, and the Roman was my favorite. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Now, I know what you are saying, "Cue why in the f*ck would I pay $18 for a burger? Where is the simple $6 burger or less? Don't you preach against hipster bullsh*t all the time, you're a hypocrite!" Okay maybe you're not saying that and it is just my guilt, whatever. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove is upping their ante with delicious burgers that are good at the price point. Their patty is 8 ounces; I prefer mine medium rare or rare, and that makes all the difference. When ordering an expensive burger there are certain things you expect, like mindblowing goodness. Morels delivers, that is for sure. Happy Burger Month! Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro - The Grove 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-9595 www.morelsla.com Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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California is filled with mom & pop burger joints named Tommy's, Tom's, Tom's Jr, Tam's or some variation thereof. They all serve Breakfast Burritos, but only Slater's 50/50 decided to make a burger out of one! SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic The Breakfast Burrito Burger is Slater's 50/50's May 2015 Burger of the month. The flavors combine to create a taste and profile that reminds you of a traditional style breakfast burrito that you would get from one of South Central Los Angeles' many Tom's, Tam's, Golden Ox, or Fabulous Burger locations. The burger overall is good, and true the the inspiration of local South L.A. Slater's 50/50 Pasadena 61 North Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 765-9500 www.slaters5050.com Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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Slater's 50/50's April 2015 Burger of The Month is the BBQ Brisket Burger. It features BBQ Brisket, fried Onion Strings, Pepperoncinis, Cole Slaw, and Slater's 50/50's signature Brandt Beef Patty, all between a bacon pretzel bun. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic As always guys, here is Slater's 50/50's Burger of The Month. This month is the BBQ Brisket Burger which is pretty good. The BBQ Sauce is a little light in flavor, but it pokes it heads out towards the end like a groundhog looking for a shadow. BBQ season has begun, gentlemen, at least in California! HOOOYAH! Slater's 50/50 Pasadena 61 North Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 765-9700 http://www.slaters5050.com Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com Music Credit: "Your Call" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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The Colorado Lamb Burger is truly a treat. Its flavor is intense and on purpose and does not as forgivenness. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic Public School is a multi-restaurant chain with an educational theme. I like to call it the place where teachers can go, and be rowdy like their students when they get off work. I had the pleasure of attending their media preview, and then coming in to check out the lamb burger, it is truly a great happy hour place, and the food is spectacular. Public School 818 15300 Ventura Blvd #102G Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 728-9818 http://www.psontap.com Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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Sometimes you don't want the ‎Onion Jam‬, ‪‎Fruit roll-up‬ ‪‎Ketchup‬ or a half-blend of ‪‎bacon‬ in your ‪‎burger‬. There are times when you just need an unpretentious, very simple, and quality burger. A&T Burgers in South Los Angeles‬ certainly qualifies! SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic If you can make food in the hood of Los Angeles without being shot, you may very well have a quality product. This stands true at A&T Burger in South Central. The burger place has a 30 year history in the community, and the locals love it. It is a favorite to high school student at Locke High School, and the residence of the area. Simple and delicious. A&T Burgers 11318 Avalon Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90061 323-757-0710 Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. https://www.cuethecritic.com http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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The 'Po Boy Burger at Slater's 50/50 is all texture, and no seafood. It is more-less an okay burger, but I would not write home to mother about it. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic I think I expected more of a fried shrimp but strong shrimp-taste 'po boy sandwich. What I got was a lot of breading, and a hint of hot sauce, well other than when the burger choked me. Slater's 50/50 Pasadena 61 North Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 765-9700 http://www.slaters5050.com Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com Music Credit: "Hitman" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Too much mustard? Do you think it is possible to have too much mustard on a burger? Find out what my friend has to say. SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic On this episode of The Burger Crawl, a friend asked me where he should try a burger. I suggested Fred's Downhome Burgers in South Los Angeles. It turns out that my friend believes the burger has too much mustard on it. Do you think it is possible to have too much mustard or any condiment on a burger? Fred's Downhome Burgers 2524 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043 (323) 508-4013 Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com Music Credit - "Ready Aim Fire" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Blended Lucky Charms in a milkshake. Delicious! SUBCRIBE!!! - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Cuethecritic The Burger Crawl - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Dju8d3K4jm2KnmuRSV7QsX3bkWHxbTZ https://www.instagram.com/cuethecritic | https://fb.me/cuethecritic As weird as it sounds, the Lucky Charms shake at ParadiseValley Burger Co. is magically delicious! Paradise Valley Burger Co. 4001 E Bell Rd, Suite 102 Phoenix, AZ 85032 (602) 535-4930 http://www.paradisevalleyburgercompany.com/ Find me all over the web: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CuetheCritic Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+CuetheCritic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CuetheCritic Tumblr - https://cuethecritic.tumblr.com/ Cue the Critic: Food stories, Food Reviews, The Burger Crawl, Food-based events, Food Photography, Writer & "Cue the Critic" Quincy Freeman. http://www.cuethecritic.om http://www.youtube.com/cuethecritic Send all burger recommendations, and/or food marketing/business inquiries to: cue@cuethecritic.com

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