Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Original Tommy's Burger

Today, after a staff training they arranged for the Tommy truck to feed us lunch.

I have never had an original Tommy burger but was told it is an LA institution and quite delicious. Apparently so, I actually saw a few guys run towards the truck and I swear a general yum swept through the crowd. So the expectations were high.

I was told the chili cheeseburger was the thing to order and many combined that with a side of chili-cheese fries. All that was missing was the milkshake to wash it all down.

With just one bite I wondered if I was eating what they described to me. It was the greasiest, drippiest, messiest burger I've ever had. I'm not a burger princess. It doesn't need to be neat and tidy. I'm all for a juicy burger packed with toppings, but I couldn't even taste any hamburger. The patty was really thin and small. I tasted the onions, chili and onions the most. So it was more like chili in a bread bowl than a hamburger. The chili itself didn't taste much different than anything you'd get from a can. It wasn't awful it just wasn't phenomenal.

The chili-cheese fries were tasty. I recommend those instead of the burger, which I don't feel the need to ever eat again.


Jeannine said...

I've only had a Tommy Burger one time. I am an In-n-Out burger gal myself. Oh, how I miss an In-N-Out cheeseburger ... yum!

Did you get my email about New Orleans? I have two email addresses for you ... maybe I sent it to the wrong one? Eeep.

Marti said...

I've lived here for 14 years and only had In-N-Out once. I didn't really care for it. But I'm willing to get it another shot, if nothing else for the sake of a blog post.

I didn't get your email about New Orleans - where did you send it?

Anonymous said...

tommys is like way better than in n out chili! i live in nocal now but pine for a tommys burger often, there is a place in sacramento,ca that make a tommys clone...its called willies burgers off broadway and 50. but tommys will always be better, just order it with chili and cheese only, and get chili fries. i go to vegas alot and now they have origial tommys there too. i always stop atleast 2 times. oh and i know i have been a tommys burger fan since 1980 the long beach ,ca one is extra 'original' yummy