For Angelenos needing to shop at IKEA, the Carson and Burbank locations are the usual choices. I go to the Carson location, not just because it is closer to my home, but because, at the other end of the shopping center sits Five Guys Burgers. Five Guys is not new to these pages, having been (mixed) reviewed by Faboomama and commented on by others. But it’s all subjective, and, subjectively, I love the place (disclosure/confession: I used to go to their original DC-area locations).
So now, I rarely (ok, never) go to IKEA without hitting Five Guys. One triggers the other, just like a ciggy in a bar. Plus, I figure I deserve it after getting that thousand yard IKEA Stare after an hour or so inside the Swedish happy torture factory. As to whether the trip to IKEA was really necessary in the first place, or just an excuse for a Five Guys burger & fries, I’ll never te-ell….