On The Slide: The Haute 5 Burgers and Fries in Los Angeles

“A burger? What’s so haute about a burger?” A few years ago, I’d have been the first one saying that. But in recent months, many of LA’s best chefs have become obsessed with reinventing this popular wheel. While many will still stand by classics like In N Out’s 2×2, the venerable hickory-smoked Apple Pan patty, or the no-substitutions selections at Father’s Office, for the adventuresome meater, there are certainly many others worth sampling. Here’s my Haute 5: