Despite being one of the city's most exciting food meccas, the Lower East Side is shockingly sparse when it comes to burger joints. Welcome LES Kitchen, a chill, counter-dining spot created to satisfy your 9 pm craving for Pat La Frieda beef. Yes, PAT LA FRIEDA, the god of ground meat, beef. With limited seating and a simple menu (5 main items - two of which are burgers) LES Kitchen evokes that cozy, neighborhood vibe, like a 1950s soda shop. Wanting to start simple, I went with the namesake LES Burger.