Post by Julian Macassey
But if you are downtown, you are not far from Beverly and
Ramparts, home of the original Tommy's burger stand. Now that is a
burger to remember, I get double, two patties and chilli of course.
I love the greasy mess that is a Tommy's burger.
When I was younger a coworker and I used to eat at Tommy's at least once a
week. I'd get two double-chili-cheeseburgers. Now, 20 years later, I tried
just a single burger and almost lost my lunch. It's a good burger, but the
grease and overall fat content is definitely not for me at my AARPish age :-).
Speaking of L.A. institutions, though, my wife and I just discovered
Langer's. Not convenient, for sure, but an awfully good place for a deli
lunch. Their bread alone is worth the price of admission.
Heh... Tommy's and Langer's are two spots I try to eat at during my visits
In my younger days I often ate at the Original Tommy's on Rampart, but now
it's usually the ones in Burbank, Eagle Rock, Monrovia, Santa Monica (or
even Santa Clarita) that tend to be more convenient to my travels around the
The only reason I don't stop by Langer's more often is its limited operating
hours. But if I'm in the general vicinity around lunch, I always try to
stop by at least once during my visits to L.A.. Their free (with
validation) parking lot just a short block area makes it very convenient to
stop over if I'm in the area when they're open.
They definitely serve the best pastrami in California (and frankly, it's one
of tops in the entire nation).