If your are from Portland and in LA you probably want to call this place "My Father's Office", but alas, it would be the wrong kind of twaddle. SpecialSauce is in LA:
While I was in LA I rode 30 miles out to Santa Monica with El Jimmy for some burgers at My Father's Office. This is quite the burger experience, not just dining but a sport. After waiting in line to get in (the place is tiny) you order at the bar and then it's a free for all to actually get a seat. Most everyone in there looked to be a professional of some sort and they were ruthless. We managed to get some standing room at one of the counters to enjoy our burgers. These were delicious, worth the ride and $12. Good beef, caramelized onions, arugula and cheddar on a french roll. The thin cut fries were good too.
1018 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403