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The Fyre Fest Burger Is A Flaming Spectacle At This Outrageous Burger Joint

In recent years, the craft burger movement hasn’t really evolved that much. The creativity behind the toppings, patties, and accompaniments has grown, but how we think about the burger itself has remained constant.

One restaurant in Downey, California, is out to change all that with their flaming tableside burger presentation.

Photo: Reach Guinto // Foodbeast

Aptly named the “Fyre Fest,” this burger from Lock & Key Social Drinkery is changing how we serve the classic American meal. The burger itself comes with a meaty stack of three cheese-covered patties, drenched in an aged Cheddar Mornay sauce. When it arrives at your table, it comes with a gravy boat filled with truffle demi-glace and a shot of overproof Jamaican rum. The fireworks start when it gets lit on fire and drenched all over your burger, resulting in one of the most flavorsome fork-and-knife burgers you can find.

Lock & Key doesn’t stop with the creative flair there. Their menu offers up a variety of burgers that bring something different to the presentation. Whether that’s their literally smokey Doc Holliday burger or their Filet Mignon-loaded take on a Big Mac, the burgers here are starting to change the discussion on how we approach the old-school sandwich.

You can view some of Lock & Key’s most creative burgers in the above Foodbeast YouTube video.

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Can You Handle This Hot Cheetos Eloté Burger?

There’s nobody in this world who has ever said that they prefer small and neat burgers with the least amount of ingredients as possible. Well, I guess that’s what you call a slider — but that’s beside my point. One of the major charms of a great burger is how messy it can get.

This burger topped with an avalanche of eloté corn and crushed Hot Cheetos comes from Lock & Key Social Drinkery (LKSD) in Downey, California. Complete with two grass fed beef patties and adobo crema sauce, you’ll be scraping up every single kernel off your plate.

If eloté and Hot Cheetos dust is not for your palate, LKSD has burgers for just about anytime of the day:

  • Breakfast — The BAE Sandwich: an aged sharp cheddar cheese omelet, sunny side egg, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, and chipotle adobo mayo between a buttery croissant.
  • Brunch — The FML Burger: two grass fed beef patties, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, maple mascarpone, all between a French toast battered bun, and drizzled with hot maple syrup.
  • Dinner — The End All Burger: two grass fed beef patties, a secret sauce, American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, New York-style pastrami, shredded duck confit, sunny side egg, lettuce, tomato, and onion, on a buttered bun.
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Taiwanese Fried Chicken Sliders and Deep Fried PB+J’s at LA’s Lock & Key

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If you haven’t had the chance to check out LA Koreatown’s Lock & Key for its impressive custom cocktail lists, heavy-hitting albeit small specialty food menu or its maze of doorknobs upon entry, you probably should. The top reason for visitation goes to its Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. It will forever change your opinion about jelly donuts because once you’ve tried the goodness that peanut butter brings to this fried concoction, you’ll never look back.

Other menu notables include The Angry Bird, a Taiwanese style fried chicken breast atop a Hawaiian roll with spicy coleslaw, Lollipop Chicken Wings and its Butter Garlic Fries (forever renamed Barlic Gutter Fries internally because of a classic mispronunciation).

Tip: if you’re looking for delicious eats on the go, try the California Burrito from Stall 239, a take-out window that’s connected to the same building but has an entirely different menu.

We also got to try five different cocktails including The Old Money, (L+K’s twist on the classic Old Fashioned), The Razzle Dazzle (Rye Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Cucumber + Lemon Juice, Rosemary Syrup, Basil Chiffonade, Club Soda), Rum Old Fashioned (Dark Rum, Peach, Angostura Bitters, Honey Sryup & Orange Peel), The Aviation (Gin, Galliano Liqueur, Creme de Violette, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup) and The Strawberry Mule (Vodka, Strawberries, Mint, Ginger + Lime Juices, Ginger Beer). Check out the photos below!

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Lollipop Korean Chicken Wings

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Butter Garlic Fries

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California Burrito (Stall 239)

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The Angry Bird

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Old Money

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Rum Old Fashioned

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Aviation

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Strawberry Mule

Strawberry Mule

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Lock & Key Los Angeles

239 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

(213) 389-5625