If you’ve lived in or visited Southern California you’ve probably heard of or even patronized an Original Tommy’s Burgers … and, hopefully, experienced a late night Chili Burger run to THE original location at Beverly and Rampart near downtown LA. It’s definitely worth trying in order to get a taste of some legendary street food, and great people watching, in the City of Angels.
But, if you are in search of the BEST Chili Burger in town, then you have to head to West LA, before 6 pm, and order up a Double Chili Cheese Burger from Marty’s Burgers, located at the corner of Pico and Prosser between the Fire Station and the Shell Station. The flavor combination of a Marty’s DCCB may be one of the Universe’s true gifts to taste buds. Between the quality of their fresh (never frozen) hamburger meat, the freshness of the veggies, and the incredible flavor of their beanless chili, it just can’t be beat. I order mine with grilled onions and a little extra chili. (Sorry about the picture quality … I only had my phone camera today. Oh … and, sorry about the big bite taken out of it … I just couldn’t wait!)
You would think that the DCCB would be their claim to fame. Actually, however, they are the inventor of the “The Combo”, where they take a butterflied hotdog and place it on top of your hamburger. While it is another phenomenal version of the versatile hamburger, I just can’t seem to get off of the Chili drenched rendition. Marty’s also has plenty of other popular menu items including turkey, pastrami, tuna and grilled chicken breast sandwiches; assorted sausages and dogs; turkey and veggie burgers; and, some of the best french fries in LA.
Next time you are wandering around the Westside, wondering what to eat, make a Marty’s run. Though, I must warn you that if you do, you’ll be pining for them to be open late while heading to Tommy’s at 2 in the morning!
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