Weather: 54 degrees, clear
What I’m listening to: Beach Boys, Greatest Hits
If this looks or sounds familiar to you, then you’ve been to In-n-Out Burger. When I was young, the only place you could get these was in Southern California. People (myself included) would drive hundreds of miles for these hamburgers. They’re sort of a big deal.
Now you can find them all over California and in several other states. I remember being thrilled when we lived in Arizona and an In-n-Out Burger was built in our town. Although the In-n-Out Burger love grows every year and new stores keep popping up, there aren’t any in Alaska (In-n-Out, if you’re reading this, Alaskans would adore you. Promise.).
I’ve made this tempting homemade version of the only thing I ever order there: Cheeseburger, Animal Style. By the way, it’s not on the menu; it’s on the secret menu. Animal Style is the classic cheeseburger, but with grilled onions instead of raw, and some hidden mustard grilled on the patty. Amazingness on a bun.