For The Win
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Chef Santos Uy may have lost a lovely French bistro when he shuttered Papilles, but he gained a rapidly expanding empire by opening burger shop For The Win in the same space. Uy’s smashburgers are simple and classic, with a grass-fed patty, house-made sauce, and the usual toppings on a toasted Martin’s Potato Roll, executed flawlessly every time. The strength of that burger has led to new outposts in Whittier and Glendale, with more to come. Watch your back, red-and-yellow giants.
How to order: Pickup via Chownow.
It was heartbreaking when Chef Santos Uy shuttered his casual French bistro Papilles in the summer of 2020, but there was solace to be found in the space’s rebirth as smashburger shack For The Win. The menu is simple and the burgers are classic and straightforward, thin and laced with onions, cheese, and thousand island-style sauce on a squishy potato roll. It is exactly the backyard burger that everyone feels like they had on hot summer days by the pool as a kid, but you know they were never actually this good.
How to book: Online ordering available via their website.