Friday, December 6, 2013

Smashburger Comes to the San Gabriel Valley in Monrovia

Smashburger is a modern casual burger chain that started in Denver Colorado in 2007. Since then they have been expanding like gangbusters. Currently they are in four countries and plan to open dozens of new locations in the next year. While they have been on the Westside the San Gabriel Valley gets its first Smashburger in Monrovia. Smashburger is a little different from the usual burger places So Cal is used to. They do a caramelized thin "smashed" patty with a egg bun (kinda like King Hawaiian rolls without the sweet factor) in a casual restaurant putting them in competition with places like The Habit and 5 Guys. 

Food wise I enjoyed Smashburger. My favorite thing was their chicken sandwich which is a marinated chicken breast that also gets "smashed" (its not pretty) and served with any of the topping the burgers have. I personally liked their truffle option. It has baby portabella mushrooms, truffle sauce, and cheese. That and some onion strings (think thin onion rings) and I would be happy. Maybe with one of their milkshakes... 

Smashburger Monrovia 602 West Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016

Avocado and bacon chicken sandwich 

caramel shake 

Oreo shake 

Black bean burger. I did not try this 

One of their salads. Yes it is huge 

LA burger. Won tons, Asian dressing, and cilantro 

Inside of truffle burger 

Truffle burger 

Classic Smashburger 

Inside of Western burger. Bacon, cheese, onion strings, regional BBQ sauce. 

Western burger 

Onion strings 

Secret menu fried pickles 

Smashfries. No they are not smashed. Tossed in garlic and parsley 

Sweet potato fries 

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