The Apple Pan is a Los Angeles institution. It's been around forever.
Sometimes the wait is forever. The place is always packed.
Get in the honor system line. Grab a free seat as soon as it's vacated.
We were lucky that four opened up together, so we could sit with our dear Cruisers, who suggested the burger and movie date. Yes, the Burger Quest continues! And, if you haven't seen Fantastic Mr. Fox yet, you should. Most adorable flick ever.
Pour your soda ($1.50) into an old-school metal contraption.
Hot and golden but not the best fries you'll ever have.
Hickoryburger ($6.50) with cheese ($0.50).
If you don't like barbecue sauce, you won't like this. Lucky for me, I do, and I did.
Steakburger ($6.50) with cheese ($0.50).
I can't pinpoint why, but I liked the Hickoryburger more. The taste of relish was prominent on the Steakburger. Mr. Monkey liked it.
Apple pie ($5.50).
Enjoyable, but just looking at the $5.50 price tag again makes me cringe a little.
I don't dispute that The Apple Pan lives up to its motto. The diner certainly uses fresh, quality ingredients. Know, however, that you are paying more for the nostalgia than for the actual taste of the food, which is good but a far cry from outstanding.