Strips of Heaven

In case you hadn’t noticed, chefs – including those celebrity-esque types so abundant throughout places like Los Angeles and Las Vegas – are upgrading their signature burgers with what we think of as the ultimate finishing touch: Delicious, savory bacon that’s smoked in-house or sourced from cult producers like Allan Benton and Nueske.

If you’re a bacon aficionado, you know there’s just no putting into words how addicting and magnetic the draw of this topping is…from the sizzling sounds on the plate to the dizzying smoky aroma that can make anyone drool with anticipation. If you have been looking for a spot in Woodland Hills that offers the consummate bacon burger experience, we have quite the list for you.

Hook Burger takes a long and rich history and combines it with family-owned standards of excellence to churn out quality food, outstanding service and community-enhancing hospitality. Boasting a relentless pursuit for perfection by an uncompromising team whose collective goal is to constantly exceed customer expectations, Hook Burger uses only fresh, humanely-raised 100-percent USDA lean beef, hormone and antibiotic-free chicken and guaranteed fresh albacore tuna. Salivating for the ultimate bacon burger experience? Look no further than Hook’s Hickory Burger, brimming with thick-cut bacon, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, homemade crispy onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Hook Burger is located at 6201 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills.

Perhaps nowhere in L.A. are burgers so coveted than at Eureka!, serving a collection of “America’s best” – craft beer, small-batch whiskey, regional wine and locally-sourced ingredients for its comprehensive menu. Established in 2009, this L.A. hotspot represents an awesome restaurant with a great happy hour – but it has also garnered a reputation for some of the best burgers anywhere up and down the California coastline. If it’s bacon you’re craving, Eureka! will satisfy with a number of burger creations that feature the savory meat including the Jalapeno Egg Burger (fried egg, cheddar, bacon, chipotle sauce and pickled jalapenos); the Cowboy Burger (shoestring onion rings, bacon, cheddar and beer barbeque sauce) and the Fresno Fig Burger (fig marmalade, cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula and porter mustard). In Los Angeles, Eureka! is located at 6250 Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

The Stand offers a fresh spin on American classics, along with the comfort of early century diners with comfortable space, sincere hospitality and honest foods. From hot dogs and sausages to burgers and chicken enriched by proprietary toppings, breads, sides and drinks, The Stand is an oasis that flies in the face of formula food, robotic service and impersonal settings so commonly typical of casual dining today. Feeling a little bacon-ish? Try The Stand’s ABC Burger, with avocado, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing; the Onion Stack Burger, with crispy onion strings, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, BBQ sauce and roasted tomato; The Business Burger, with porchetta, bacon, pickled peppers and onions, garlic mushrooms and sweet chili aioli; the Ultimate Egg Burger, with American cheese, fried egg, bacon, pickled peppers and onions and sweet chili aioli or The Big Blue, with blue cheese, grilled onions, bacon, roasted tomato, arugula and BBQ sauce. The Stand is located at 5780 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills.

Boulevard Burgers has become famous for its Double Cheeseburger with Bacon amongst Los Angelino bacon aficionados, loaded with fresh quality ingredients and an authentic charbroiled burger kick that will definitely have you coming back for more. Round up your burger fanatic friends and head on over to this super casual spot made even better by incredibly warm customer service, talented cooks behind the grill and, of course, that mind-numbing bacon double cheeseburger. Boulevard Burgers is located at 21718 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.

The Habit Burger Grill is guaranteed to transport you to a place where cool ocean breezes sweep gently through majestic green palm fronds from one bite of the restaurant’s thick, juicy burger. What began in Santa Barbara in 1969 as a mission to serve a great burger at a great price has evolved to become a place renowned for offering the tastiest burgers on the coast – and if it’s sizzling, sensuous bacon atop a burger you crave, no one does it quite like The Habit. The BBQ Bacon Charburger explodes with bacon, mayo, pickle, fresh tomato, lettuce and caramelized onions on a toasted bun, with The Habit’s delectable bacon available to add to any of its burger creations. The restaurant’s Woodland Hills location is situated at 22651 Ventura Boulevard.

Whether it’s a single, double or – in the case of really hungry folk – triple, nothing beats an all-American burger…but always taking it to the next level are those little slabs of heaven called bacon. The next time you’re craving a bacon burger in Woodland Hills, stop in to one of the featured spots above – we guarantee you won’t leave dissatisfied.