This is the third installment in a three-part series.
Last Thanksgiving, while most of us were at home preparing our turkey and mashed potatoes, newly minted restaurateur Matt Peek was teaching himself how to cook.
In that one day, he crafted recipes for the fledgling menu at Not A Burger Stand, a Riverside Drive hangout in the rancho district. Fortunately for the burger-loving public, the name is ironic.
For just $5.75 Peek offers a nicely cooked patty with mild onions, some simple French’s mustard and two melted creamy slices of Swiss cheese. It is mouthwatering, it is a delicate balance of meat and accessories, and it is delicious in its simplicity.
“That’s as classic as you get. No point in messing with the good stuff,” Peek said.
This burger is among the best in Burbank, a city with a satisfyingly large pool of places that offer truly welcome spins on the traditional American burger.