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Has anyone eaten at the Original Tommy's Hamburgers , in Los Angeles?
Memory! ^

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:10 PM PST by narses

Lent approaches, time to remember and indulge!


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1 posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:16 PM PST by narses
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http://www.yelp.com/biz/tommys-original-world-famous-hamburgers-los-angeles-6


2 posted on 02/19/2012 3:23:56 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Tommy’s


3 posted on 02/19/2012 3:24:12 PM PST by narses
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4 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:09 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Yes. Yum.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:09 PM PST by null and void (Day 1125 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: narses

No, I haven’t, But then again I’ve never eaten at the mcDonalds in New Braunfels, Tx. Not that their similar just sayin before someone asks about that.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:20 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: null and void

https://www.facebook.com/OriginalTommys?ref=ts


7 posted on 02/19/2012 3:25:50 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Yep. It’s to die for.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 3:26:22 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: narses

Tommy’s has been serving customers for decades and is famous for its full-bodied chili, which is neither spicy nor can it be called bland. Indeed everything on the menu can appease any chili lover’s appetite. They serve chili dogs on Nathan’s Famous all beef hot dogs and warm buns baked fresh everyday from a local bakery. Their chili cheese fries are hand chopped right in the restaurant and their chili burgers are made from Grade A USDA beef. The most popular order (and my personal favorite) is a chili dog with onions and mustard, which will run you about $3.50 and is worth every penny. Tommy’s Famous Drive-In serves customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so stop by and enter chili heaven on your way to your next L.A. destination.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by narses
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Do they deliver and has anyone ever eaten at Dave’s house of tacos in Jackson Michigan? LOL


10 posted on 02/19/2012 3:27:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SkyDancer

Yes!


11 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:21 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

I ate at a joint that was referred to as “Ptomaine Tommy’s”. Probably not the same place though.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:54 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: narses

Off of 101 at Alhambra coming from the north.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:30:45 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: narses

And this is why too many folks in the U.S. are so gawd dang fat/obese.

This is not funny. It is an ugly tragedy.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 3:30:56 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: narses

But, of course!

I had to settle for the outpost in Arcadia as I lived in that area...but it was fab.

My fav was not the burger, but the heaping pile of french fries covered in that greasy chile, with the oil pooling on the sides...covered with orange cheese and...was it white onions? Oh, my...I used to get a pile and eat them in the parking lot while they were still hot. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I don’t eat meat anymore...but those chile cheese fries might possibly get me off the wagon! Thx for the memories.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 3:31:23 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: narses

i’ve never been but i knew people who travelled crazy distances just to go there, they would plan the rest of their trip around Tommy’s


16 posted on 02/19/2012 3:31:40 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Nah, Tommy’s is just great food. Period. Obesity is a different issue.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 3:31:48 PM PST by narses
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To: SkyDancer

The original, Beverly and Rampart. 2AM. Sigh.....


18 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:23 PM PST by narses
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To: Mount Athos

That makes sense to me.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:45 PM PST by narses
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To: Pigsley

:)


20 posted on 02/19/2012 3:34:16 PM PST by narses
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Oh, come on! There has always been fatty, greasy, delicious food. I’ve eaten a pile of Tommy’s chile cheese fries quite a few times and am still on the thin side.

I am so sick of the food police. I understand that obesity is a problem in this country, but it sure isn’t because of delicious offerings at places like Tommy’s. People over induldge and don’t exercise. It’s a choice...and I don’t want to have my choices taken away.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 3:36:14 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: Mount Athos
i’ve never been but i knew people who travelled crazy distances just to go there, they would plan the rest of their trip around Tommy’s

Kinda like a trip to northern Michigan. The trip isn't complete without a pastey.

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22 posted on 02/19/2012 3:39:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: narses

If you haven’t eaten at the Tommy’s on Beverly and Rampart, then you really haven’t truly eaten at Tommy’s!


23 posted on 02/19/2012 3:42:30 PM PST by drew
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To: Pigsley

Agreed, people don’t get as much exercise as they used to but the food itself is fine.

Here in the north, fatty, starchy foods were preferred for working in the cold winter.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:43:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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25 posted on 02/19/2012 3:43:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Mount Athos

I’ve known people who plan entire road trips around their favorite restaurants along the way! Hey, ya gotta eat somewhere!


26 posted on 02/19/2012 3:50:45 PM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: cripplecreek

Anyone ever eat at that Chinese buffet joint down in Salt Lake City? I can’t really gauge how good the food was, but biting the heads off those baby octopi was a kick.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 3:51:18 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: narses

Right. I just remember having to get off the FWY at Alhambra and make a couple of turns. And YES! 2AM!! I met a couple movie stars standing in line like the rest of us. I was like 18 at the time visiting LA. Absolutely floored me. Can’t think of their names but their faces I remember.


28 posted on 02/19/2012 3:52:55 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: narses
Once I was in Summerville or Dorchester (one or the other) and there is this little Irish bakery called Greenhill Irish Bakery. I've never tasted such awesome bread in my life. Here's a picture of their "breakfast sandwich." It may not look very polished, but man, the taste...


29 posted on 02/19/2012 3:55:54 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
And this is why too many folks in the U.S. are so gawd dang fat/obese.

This is not funny. It is an ugly tragedy.

The First Lady agrees with you! We must all follow her food dictates for healthful eating and encourage unquestioning obedience from the government!

Stand up, citizen, and join us in our huzzahs for her healthy eating initiatives! She will grace us with her presence as soon as she can get out of her chair...


30 posted on 02/19/2012 4:05:58 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - so severe, it hurts him to be conservative!)
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To: corbe

Haha, actually I’ve eaten at both (honest).


31 posted on 02/19/2012 4:14:11 PM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: narses

I have many times. Good burgers. World famous Pastrami sandwiches in L.A. area is “The Hat”. Very good and they too have chili burgers.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 4:15:18 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: narses
The original, Beverly and Rampart. 2AM. Sigh.....

Yes, I remember that well. Back in the mid- to late-80's when I was in college. I used to eat two of those burgers if I was really hungry.

Also, the original did not serve chili fries at that time, only chips in a bag, IIRC.

I also went to the one in Eagle Rock (no longer there). I've been to the one in Pasadena, but it's atmosphere more like a generic fast-food joint (still the same food, fortunately).

33 posted on 02/19/2012 4:26:53 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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That is the ONLY Tommy burgers!!!!

I used to eat three squares a day there when I was young, and now every time I even get in the vicinity of LA, I go right there, no matter how far out of the way it is.

It is still awesome, but not as awesome as before Tommy died. After that they added unnecessary things like fries and stuff to the menu.

I remember seeing lines around the block at 3am many times. Somethings gotta be said for a place that is open 24/7, and always has a crowd.

I put a couple of tommy burgers in the back seat of the car at the beginning of a drive back to Reno once when I was a kid. 7 hours in a car did not do them any favors, lol.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 4:29:29 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average In the US the number is 54%)
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To: narses

ARE U KIDDING ME?? There’s one here on Hollywood Blvd where I go to every 2 weeks LOL, now that you mentioned it. Went to Universal City Walk a few weeks back with my GF and we ate there too.


35 posted on 02/19/2012 4:32:03 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: narses

I love the chili dogs at Pat’s Drive Inn (I added the extra n) in Tucson.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 4:34:05 PM PST by saminfl
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Yes, but I don’t like their chili and the burgers are ordinary. I prefer In-Out or the roach coach by the name of GrillemAll a heavy metal burger truck with some of the best burgers in town. They won the first Food TV Great Food Truck Race. I chase them down when I want a good burger. I’m a little crazy so I get the Dee Snider or the Blue Cheer. I usually get an order of Pom Frittes with Truffle oil as well but the BH-100’s are good too.


37 posted on 02/19/2012 4:34:42 PM PST by airedale
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The original, Beverly and Rampart. 2AM. Sigh.....

Yep, 2am in the rain, half lit all the way from Manhattan
beach in a ‘vette with the top down. Good Lord, that was
45 years ago. My how the time flies.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 4:48:21 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: OregonRancher

Oh boy, time flies!


39 posted on 02/19/2012 4:52:29 PM PST by narses
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To: narses

Used to go there 60 years ago!


40 posted on 02/19/2012 4:53:07 PM PST by dalereed
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To: max americana

:)


41 posted on 02/19/2012 4:53:21 PM PST by narses
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To: dalereed

Same burgers, then and now.


42 posted on 02/19/2012 4:54:47 PM PST by narses
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Ooh, yeeesss!! Corner of Beverly & Vigil. Great memories.


43 posted on 02/19/2012 5:00:33 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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I just realized that I’ve never seen it in daylight !!


44 posted on 02/19/2012 5:02:31 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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Rampart - not Virgil. But yes! Taco Bell kitty corner now, used to be Der Wienerscnitzel way back when.


45 posted on 02/19/2012 5:03:50 PM PST by narses
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Isn’t Virgil in there somewhere?


46 posted on 02/19/2012 5:04:55 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: null and void

My fiancee’ is originally from LA county. He says Tommy’s is great.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kabumpo

That is west of there. A car wash, iirc.


48 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:16 PM PST by narses
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To: narses
Sure lots of times....but i prefer the chili cheese frys
49 posted on 02/19/2012 5:10:47 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: kabumpo

ROTFLMAO!


50 posted on 02/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PST by narses
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