Wildly popular smashburger pop-up Heavy Handed to launch first restaurant opening October 21st. Heavy Handed, which launched first as a sidewalk smashburger operation, then as a food truck making the rounds to L.A.-area breweries and events, is headed to Santa Monica. The first restaurant from owners Danny Gordon and Max Miller will continue to offer Heavy Handed’s short rib burger patties topped with American cheese, griddled onions and house-made pickles with sides of beef tallow-fried French fries, but the restaurant — which will take over the former Edobox by Makoto space — will expand the menu with soft serve, craft beer and natural wine by the glass and bottle. LA Times did an amazing article on them. Take a listen to owners Max Miller and Danny Gordon tell all.