You’re never going to be disappointed by a meal at In-N-Out, LA’s iconic fast-food chain. And it’s even better when you’re shoveling a Double Double Animal Style into your mouth after a cross-country flight. Eat there and you’ll get the added pleasure of watching tourists just order plain cheeseburgers and wonder what the hell the fuss is all about.
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The Apple Pan is an LA institution serving up no-frills, old school burgers in the best space in town to eat them.
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