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Oakland’s KronnerBurger Pops Up at Sqirl While Eyeing Permanent LA Location

This could be great

Patricia Chang
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

KronnerBurger is the stuff of legend. In-the-know diners have been eating owner Chris Kronner’s burger concoctions for years around the greater San Francisco Bay area (well before his beautiful Oakland brick and mortar location), and the food has proven so popular there are plans to potentially expand south to Los Angeles soon.

What’s unique about these burgers is that Kronner takes beef from dairy cows and grass fed angus, dry-ages the meat, and then grinds it fresh for the burgers. He sees this approach as more sustainable. The burgers are also served with a side of bone marrow for extra decadence.

So for those interested, you can find the KronnerBurger team at Sqirl tomorrow, popping up for a one-off event that is sure to draw crowds.

The plan, per the Instagram post, is to sell KronnerBurgers with two sides and a drink (yes, alcohol) for a cool $24, letting Angelenos have a taste of the good stuff from the northerly restaurant. Better yet, proceeds will be going to Homeboy Industries, so it’s all for a good cause.

Kronner also tells Eater LA that part of the reason for these pop-ups is to get a better feel for the LA market, from customers to real estate. They’ve been eyeing a possible expansion for a little while now (possibly somewhere centrally located instead of, say, Santa Monica), though nothing is formalized at the moment.

The last time the team was down this far was a couple of months ago at Bar Bandini in Echo Park, and the place was almost at capacity, so you might want to think about getting to the Sqirl event early, just to be safe. Hours for the party run 7 p.m. to midnight, and you can buy tickets here.