Everyone’s Favorite burger

by LORI BASHEDA

Katy Perry bought a round for everybody at the Golden Globes.

Vanity Fair served them at its Oscar party.

Adele tweeted out that she sought solace in one after a bungled Grammy performance.

Taylor Swift told the press it helped her kill the pain of not winning Album of the Year for “Red.”

I’m referring here to the fare at the legendary In-N-Out Burger.

There are just over 330 In-N-Outs in existence, most in Southern California, but they have a cult following that reaches far beyond state lines and foodie strata.

In fact, some of the fast-food chain’s fans include fancy famous chefs, like Julia Child, Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay. You can peruse People magazine’s online In-N-Out photo gallery to see other celebrities digging in.

Here’s something else you might not have known about In-N-Out: The cultural icon’s headquarters is in Irvine, at University Center, a stone’s throw from Irvine’s only In-N-Out restaurant.

University Center has a slew of places to eat, but the In-N-Out there is a favorite for many, both inside and on the patio.

It’s hard to resist the aroma of an In-N-Out burger wafting on an autumn breeze (speaking from experience).

If you’re a fan of California’s first hamburger drive-thru stand (Baldwin Park, 1948), and have not yet been introduced to the “secret” menu, here are a couple of splurges.

Order your burger Animal Style, and the beef patty will be grilled in mustard and topped with extra spread. Order your fries Ultimate Animal Style, and they’ll be topped with cheese, spread, grilled onions and a chopped-up beef patty.

If you’re vegetarian (which I sometimes like to be), you can order a Grilled Cheese – basically all the fixings of an In-N-Out burger without the burger.