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NPR.org: Through Watts Riots And Rodney King, Hawkins House Of Burgers Stands Strong

Some people take the day off for their birthdays. Not Cynthia Hawkins. She's at the grill of Hawkins House of Hamburgers, making food that keeps her customers happy, like her bacon cheeseburger. And she's persnickety about the bacon.

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Timeout.com: Hawkins House Of Burgers

When chowing down at Watt’s prized Hawkins House of Burgers, you’ll need to harness that ‘go big or go home’ mentality. Scores of hungry Angelenos line up at this stand turned casual restaurant for American classics at a bargain price.

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To Live And Dine in LA

We asked Cynthia Hawkins from Hawkins House of Burgers in Watts to reflect on her own relationship with food in LA. Check out what she said!

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LA Weekly: 99 Essential Restaurants

The owner of Hawkins House of Burgers, Cynthia Hawkins, knows a newbie when she sees one. “Your first time here?” she asks a couple of women, huddled facing the menu on the wall of this tiny burger shack. The women nod, and Hawkins says, “How did you hear about us? Food Network?” Turns out it was the Travel Channel, but it could have been accolades from any number of sources that brought new faces into the heart of Watts, right up the street from Watts Towers, for a behemoth burger.

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Bang for your Burger Buck:
Hawkins House of Burgers - Watts

It has taken me a few days to recover from the burger onslaught that took place in the house that Hawkins built. While I normally always go for a double, at Hawkins House of Burgers, it was a miscalculation of epic proportions. As much as it pains me to admit, this was the first burger I failed to finish since an 8 year old boy named Ali Khan waived a white flag over the plate of a 1lb burger.

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The Travel Channel (Bizarre Foods):
Hidden Los Angeles Travel Guide

One of the toughest corners in Watts is one of the best places to get a burger.

See the video feature: http://www.travelchannel.com/video/las-tamales-and-burgers 

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AskMen.com: Best Burgers in LA

This establishment has cultivated a cult following, thanks to its well-known Angus burger, constantly voted as one of the best in Los Angeles. Having been around for 30 years, Hawkins is quite an institution.

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LocalEats.com: Hawkins House of Burgers

You'll need both hands the handle the Whipper Burger at Hawkins House of Burgers.

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RoadTrippers.com: Hawkins House of Burgers

Hawkins House of Burgers is a legend among Los Angeles burger joints. They are home of the best Angus and turkey burgers in the city. It's so good there's often a line out the door but don't let this stop you, patrons will tell you it's more than worth the wait! 

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Dianderthal.com Burger Quest:
Hawkins House of Burgers

All that matters, really, is the burger. And it did not disappoint. The staff at Hawkins, I must add, were also friendly and attentive making for a well-rounded, delicious experience. Thanks, Hawkins House of Burgers! My belly is forever grateful.

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RantLifestyle.com: 10 Best Burgers In Los Angeles

Burgers can be great palates to work from, and sometimes it's best if you just don't mess with a good thing. This joint is the latter.

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LA Weekly: 100 Of Our Favorite Dishes

Across the street from Watts' oldest and largest housing project and a few blocks away from the iconic Watts Towers is Hawkins House of Burgers, a small grocery store that has developed a reputation for behemoth burgers over its half-decade of business.

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GoBurp.com: Burger at Hawkins House of Burgers

Hands down the best basic burger in Los Angeles.

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LA Weekly: The Burgerists Immortalize Bacon-Stacked, Saucy Burgers

So at The Burgerists you can hear the history of the burger at Hawkins House of Burgers, then maybe wander around the site for a clip of a cook making a favorite burger at home, then another about a group of guys on a quest to find the best burger in L.A.

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USC Annenburg: Intersections - South LA

Councilman Joe Buscaino to hold his monthly Lunch Mob at Hawkins House of Burgers in Watts.

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FirstWeFeast.com: 10 Essential L.A. Burgers

From classic roadside cheeseburgers to egg yolk-covered patties, let these burgers be your guiding light through the City of Angels.

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LAist: The Best Burgers In Los Angeles

Hawkins House of Burgers is a mom-and-pop shop that cooks up some behemoth burgers.

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Zagat: 8 Must-Try Classic LA Burger Stands

The Watts neighborhood favorite (the Watts Towers are nearby) is known for its friendly hospitality and great Angus burgers at great prices.

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