Burgers Never Say Die in Silverlake started in a backyard pop-up, now the newly opened brick-and-mortar location is on Glendale Blvd. in Silver Lake. The patties are smashed into near oblivion, with two ultra-thin layers of beef that caramelize and crisp up around the edges. A friend smartly dubbed the jagged edges “meat lace.” The cheese is American, which means it turns into molten and melts in a way only American cheese can. The bun, of the grocery store, squishy variety, molds to the meat, soaking up just enough grease to make it perfectly pliable. The hamburger is dressed simply with sour pickles, minced white onion, and a squirt each of ketchup and mustard. Still, Nee’s burger tastes like the first day of summer, like backyard barbecues and neighborhood swim parties. There’s an inherent nostalgia in its simplicity that’s comforting on the deepest of levels.