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LA Restaurant & Nick Offerman Team Up to Make the 'American Ham' Burger

Photos: The Oinkster
Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

LA hamburger restaurant The Oinkster has partnered with actor/comedian Nick Offerman to create their October Burger of the Month: the Nick Offerman "American Ham" Burger. The burger is made from a 6 oz beef patty which is topped with shaved ham, gruyere cheese, hot sweet mustard, mayonnaise, and pickles, served on a sourdough bun. A press release from the restaurant says the novelty menu item is "like the essence of manhood in a burger." Apparently Oinkster will also be doing Nick Offerman/Ron Swanson inspired giveaways throughout the month.

On the occasion of having his very own burger on the menu, Offerman tells the LA Times: "The other day I had an experience at the venerable Eagle Rock restaurant the Oinkster. They are doing me the great honor of creating a burger around some of the flavors in my own carriage. We did this burger tasting event, and some of the employees there I saw were visibly disappointed that I couldn't eat like Ron Swanson."

Of course, this Oinkster burger isn't the first burger inspired by the Parks and Recreations character. There's the show's own Ron Swanson Banana Burger, a bacon cheeseburger topped with half a banana, plus there's Eater's epic Ron Swanson Turkey Burger, a burger with an entire fried turkey leg in it.

· All Ron Swanson Coverage on Eater [-E-]

The Oinkster

2005 Colorado Blvd, LA,CA 90042