Hey, Tumblr. Help me identify this diner from the last episode of Southland so I can eat a burger there when I’m in LA this summer.
Did not realize you meant this one! This is Cassell’s, which Tang mentioned in her rant about how all the good burgers are on the Westside (false!) It’s not really a diner, more of an old school cafeteria line. It’s apparently pretty much unchanged since the 40’s, and they have old newspaper clippings about the place all over the walls.
They have really good, old-fashioned, unfussy burgers which they grind fresh every day, tuna melts, ham and cheese, pastrami. Also the most amazing homemade fried zucchini that is literally an entire zucchini cut into long quarters and fried up, if you are into that sort of thing. At the front of the line you can get their fluffy white potato salad, cottage cheese or canned peaches with your plate.