When Evan Funke helmed the kitchen at Rustic Canyon he served up a very, very special burger. People, including yours truly, went absolutely gaga over it. Yes, gaga. Then he decamped to open up Bucato and many of us were left thinking, "Your pasta and porchetta are awesome, bro, but wtf?! What about that burger?!"
Gladly, there appears to be some light at the end of tunnel: the burger will be on offer at Bucato this Monday from 12-8 pm for a special Memorial Day celebration with 20% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. In fact, the restaurant will ONLY be offering the burger, fries and Budweiser on tap (as well as their normal beverage menu) for the holiday. A burger and fries will set you back $18 big ones, but remember it's for charity. Both literally - and for your taste buds.
It's also American as heck to eat a fancy burg and sip a Bud on Memorial Day.
(Egg and Confit bacon can also be added for an additional charge.)
3280 Helms Avenue, Culver City