This Late-Night Burger Is L.A.'s Secret Handshake | The Burger Show

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  • Published on:  7/10/2018
  • When the sun sets in Los Angeles and the crowd spills out of Dodger Stadium, that’s when the true spirit of Tommy’s Original World Famous Hamburgers comes to life. While the world sings the praises of In-N-Out, real Angelenos know that this late-night burger temple is the secret handshake, known for its legendary chili burgers and party vibe. On today’s episode, two of L.A.’s greatest ambassadors—Kogi founder Roy Choi and KCRW radio personality Evan Kleiman—meet up with Alvin to talk shop about what makes Tommy’s the ultimate late-night burger spot. We're finally here to supply you with the dopest merch! We sell everything from Hot Ones Hot Sauce like the The Last Dab to the highest quality tees. Shop here: to First We Feast on YouTube: out more of First We Feast here: 2Episode 4First We Feast videos offer an iconoclastic view into the culinary world, taking you behind-the-scenes with some of the country's best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect.


  • First We Feast
    First We Feast  a years ago+289

    What's your favorite late-night burger spot? Need those 2am recs...

  • damage
    damage a years ago+2688

    T O D R I N K A B U R G E R

  • x50
    x50 a years ago+1106

    I'll drive 50 hours to drink that burger

  • Shy Fryman
    Shy Fryman 5 months ago+450

    The first guy talking is juuuuuuust a little drunk lol

  • Sam Cortana
    Sam Cortana 4 months ago+102

    Something: happens
    Alvin: THATS LA!!

  • Curly Tales
    Curly Tales a years ago+518

    If you can spill your burger, you can drink it.

  • Chukkie
    Chukkie a years ago+181

    "Even.. if you come 1 hour ..and a half for the burger, to drink the eat the burger hick its worth it...."

  • Bill Craven
    Bill Craven a years ago+78

    Thank God you did Tommy's. I was a little worried that you were going to do a series about burgers in LA and skip it! When I was a student at Caltech, we used to drive down from Pasadena the night the clocks were set back for daylight savings, get a burger, drive back, and we'd get back before we left for a negative time Tommy's run. We even had an algorithm for getting there; take the 101 to the Rampart exit and turn right at every stop sign and left at every stop light. $2 for a double chili cheeseburger and a drink. I'll never forget the night we pulled up after a symphony concert, dressed in blue blazers and ties, and a bus full of Japanese business men pulled up around 1 am and they all pulled out their cameras, taking pictures of everything. Everyone goes to Tommy's, for sure.

  • Hammad Gondal
    Hammad Gondal 3 months ago+41

    Legend says the guy in the black tank top is still finishing his sentence

  • Ace Von
    Ace Von a years ago+286

    "were Californians...we dont need tables. we dont need chairs. it is what it is"....LOL this guy ...bruh dont you look at me and tell me you dont need a chair

  • sombrae
    sombrae 4 months ago+46

    My dude just compared chilli to splatoon, a man of culture as well

  • Goreface69
    Goreface69 21 days ago+6

    Local man drinks burger
    Alvin: THAT'S SO L.A.!

  • TR
    TR a years ago+58

    No tomatoes but extra cheese? wow. Atleast he got his veggies from extra onions.

  • RobTortureWright
    RobTortureWright a years ago+46

    “The squirt is the most important part”

  • We're All Thieves
    We're All Thieves a years ago+1536

    That first dude is absolutely trashed.

  • Sean Malone
    Sean Malone 4 months ago+26

    First guy was high as hell and wearing his gf's beater lol. Legendary.

  • Jason Mead
    Jason Mead 2 months ago+9

    Thank God you're Legit bro. I'm an LA street Kid at heart stranded in TX. No one but you giving Tommy's love. Homesick AF!!!

  • One Love
    One Love a years ago+97

    Underneath everyone's over-sentimental platitudes, lies a deep, dark sadness.

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    Burger : exist
    First guy : Can I drink this

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. a years ago+2840

    That intro was... something.