In my humble opinion there is often nothing better than a burger and a beer. The LA burger scene has really heated up as of late and these have risen to the top for me.
The Counter: The ultimate in the customizable burger. You build it from scratch and write it all down on a cute little clipboard. They also get my vote for best veggie.
Umami Burger: What is umami you ask? They call it the "fifth taste", think the savory deliciousness of meat and cheese. These are a bit more exotic (there's a truffle burger and a port & stilton) but completely craveable.
Father's Office: Still my tried and true favorite. Some people are turned off by the fact that they don't allow any substitutions, but trust them. They know what they're doing.