Jan 2019

Smosh Town – Pasadena

Smosh Town - Pasadena

When the sun sets over Gabriel’s Automotive on Pasadena’s north Hill Street, the folks at Smosh Town pop up and pop out smashed burgers. I caught wind of this illicit burger stand on Eater, and fortunately both The Astronomer and June were game for a late-night street-side burger run.

Smosh Town - Pasadena

Smosh Town is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 PM until sellout. There are only two burgers on the menu: the Smosh Town Classic with raw onions, cheese, pickles, mustard, and ketchup, and The O’s Way with grilled onions and all the fixings. Both are priced at $7 and are made with Wagyu beef. We ordered two of the latter and waited a solid 30 minutes for our food.

Smosh Town - Pasadena

Peering into the open “kitchen” provided a fine diversion. So, that’s how smashed burgers are made…

Smosh Town - Pasadena

We were eager to dig in as soon as the burgers were ready. Each one came with two smashed patties and two slices of American cheese, all set on a squishy generic bun. Hold the yellow mustard.

We all agreed that the burger, minus the pickles, was very good. Beefy, savory, melty, satisfying—all the stuff of burger dreams. What makes a smashed burger different and delightful are the patties’ crisp and caramelized edges. It was my first time experiencing this style and I gotta say, I am an early fan. Thanks for the fun night out, Smosh Town.

Smosh Town
250 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

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