OK, we recently noted an L.A. hot dog website. Now we've been pointed to Hamburger LA. They evalute by price, meat and patty, buns, fixings, extras and style and service. There are only about a dozen burgers rated, and the last letters from readers were posted in 2002, but it's something. Examples:
Apple Pan: Wow! Do not miss this greasefest.
In-N-Out: Zealously good burger.
Lucky Baldwin's: Why would you order a hamburger at an "English" pub?
Reminds me, in last week's LA Weekly Jonathan Gold waxed rhapsodic (perhaps a bit too much so, given a precipitous plunge in quality) about the charms of the Hamburger Hamlet chain. He lists the ten reasons he frequents HH, and wraps up: "If all the Hamburger Hamlets suddenly turned overnight into branches of the Daily Grill, I would probably survive ó the Daily Grillís BLTs and French fries, after all, are even better than the Hamletís. But sometimes, even with a city full of restaurants, no place else will do."