Fancy Burgers and Fried Chicken Cozy Up at New Little Italy Bar and Bistro

Defining itself as a “fine casual” burger restaurant, Bun & Patti — newly opened at the base of the AV8 building — is putting a high-end spin on the burger-eating experience. Presented in a bistro-styled setting, the counter-service menu hinges around variations on its house patty, a blend of meat from Petaluma’s Flannery Beef along with chuck and brisket from Gold Canyon Meat Co., available as single or double burgers as well as sliders (there’s also a vegan version made with Impossible meat), which can be customized with toppings like a “secret sauce” made with thyme and shallots and double-smoked, sous-vide bacon from heritage breed pigs.

With all of its buns delivered fresh daily from Rockenwagner Bakery in Los Angeles, Bun & Patti also offers signatures creations such as the Smoke Show, which features a 14-day dry-aged beef patty and truffle aioli on a salt and pepper brioche bun.