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Cassell's Hamburgers reopens at Hotel Normandie in Koreatown
Cassell's Hamburgers reopens at Hotel Normandie in Koreatown

Cassell's, the classic 6th Street Koreatown hamburger joint opened by the late Al Cassell in 1948, has reopened just a few blocks away, on the ground floor of the Hotel Normandie. The new location features the original wooden Cassell's sign inside, the original menus -- and a refusal to serve French fries. Christian Page, who helmed the kitchen at Short Order, is manning the grill, using Cassell's original crossfire broiler, grinder, patty press and recipes.  "It's not chef-centered," Page said. "If anyone is the chef here, it's Al Cassell and the spirit of him. Just doing our best to do things the way he would." The burgers are made...

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