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Award-Winning LA Cheeseburger Spot Lands in Silver Lake, But Only for Six Months

Goldburger lands in Silver Lake’s former Hache for a limited time only

A juicy burger held in a hand as it drops down.
A Goldburger from a recent pop-up
Farley Elliott
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.

A popular Los Angeles burger pop-up is getting its first taste of the restaurant life in Silver Lake soon. Goldburger, which won last month’s Los Angeles Food & Wine Epic Burger Throwdown, is about to set up in the former Hache space right on Sunset Boulevard — at least for the next six months, anyway.

Goldburger founder Allen Yelent confirmed the takeover news to Eater yesterday, saying that he should be up and running by the middle of October at the latest. The plan is to start with Saturday and Sunday hours initially, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and to potentially expand to a couple more days per week down the line. Cheekily enough, the plan is to give the run its own name: For a Limited Time Only.

So why only six months? Well, Hache — itself a five-year-old burger place — closed because the property is being redeveloped. The landowner didn’t want the address to sit unattended before then, however, and so just like Dear John’s in Culver City, the two parties agreed on a plan to please everyone. Yelent will offer the same three different burger styles that he has become known for with pop-ups around town, as well as two different kinds of fries: traditional and seasoned curly fries.

That said, don’t expect too many frills at the new pop-up restaurant space. There’s seating on the covered patio with room for 20 or so diners at a time, but otherwise expect the whole thing to largely feel like the kind of pop-up Goldburger has successfully run at places like Monkish Brewing, Tabula Rasa, or Bar Covell.

Burgers continue to be all the rage around Los Angeles (as always), particularly at the underground pop-up level. Other than Goldburger, which will continue to show up at other events around town minus the For a Limited Time Only moniker, places like Tripp Burgers and Burgerdaddy on Melrose continue to draw in legions of fans willing to go wherever Instagram tells them to.

For a Limited Time Only. 3319 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.