Hey Irvine, are you ready for the burger where you don't tell the counterman what you want on it; you tell him what you don't? G Burger is opening today at the Irvine Marketplace next to Thai Spice. Or if that doesn't work out, definitely tomorrow.
I tried to get the guy I spoke to at the O.G. La Habra store to give me a solid answer, but he wasn't budging on the “either Thursday or Friday” thing, and I didn't want to get too pushy, because well, if the winner of our Best Burger 2011 needs a day to get everything in line and perfect, I'll allow it.
But for sure, it looks like Irvinites and their Shelbyville neighbors in Tustin will not have to schlep it to La Habra any more for George Makri's meaty creations…and that's worth waiting a day.
13256 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA 92602, (714) 731-7758; http://www.gburger.com/
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.