Chef Joseph Mahon, most recently known for his time spent at the now shuttered Bastide, followed by those Magnum pop-ups held with somm David Haskell, finally has his own establishment. Kinda. Taking a page from the Ludo how-to-run-a-popup-restuarant manual, Mahon moved into a presently functioning breakfast and lunch spot called Rialto, transforming the restaurant during dinner service into Burger Parlor. So, it's Rialto by day, Burger Parlor by night. A "permanent pop-up," as the chef describes it, "we're open when the NEON sign is on."
This chef-driven burger spot (remember, Bastide tried burgers...) is all about high quality, thoughtfully sourced ingredients (menu here). Burger buns are baked daily, hormone-free beef is sourced from Nebraska and ground daily. Burger Parlor's 10 burgers cost between $8 and $11 (not bad) and include combos like fontina, potato chips, tomato confit, mushrooms, arugula, chipotle aioli; sausage patty, crispy mozzarella, oregano, roasted peppers; and the more tame mix of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, secret sauce. On the side one can order fries, onion rings, or one of three salads. To drink there's soda, a medley of craft beers, and floats/milkshakes for those craving sweet.
While Burger Parlor soft opened earlier this week, as of the time of this post, it's now officially ready to serve you.
·Joseph Mahon Opening Resto in Fullerton [~ELA~]