The colossal convoy of food trucks lining Miracle Mile have a new brick-and-mortar foe to contend with: The Counter. The locally-bred, design-it-yourself burger chain now has a ninth location, which just opened this week right across from the Tar Pits on Wilshire Blvd. The new location is large and commands attention in a sharp streamlined space with a front patio. Taking a page from Umami Burger, the new Counter veers from its predecessors with 20 craft beers on tap, as well as eight in the bottle. Otherwise, things are mostly the same here, with the heavily touted 300,000 burger combinations possible and even a burger in a bowl for those who don't mind suffering for their waistlines.
The Counter, 5779 Wilshire Blvd. Miracle Mile. 323-932-8900.