The Burger Show

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The Burger Show

The Burger Show

  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
StarringAlvin CailanDirectorJustin Bolois
The Burger Show explores everything about modern burger culture through the eyes of Eggslut chef, Alvin Cailan....
Season 1

18 Episodes
Episode 1now playing
1. Episode 1
 
In this episode of The Burger Show, host Alvin Cailan teams up with food-TV legend Adam Richman (Man v. Food, Secret Eats) to discuss a hot-button issue in the burger world: the rise of gourmet, expensive burgers. With bespoke beef blends and luxury toppings like truffles driving prices through the roof, are the upgrades really worth it? Find out as the duo tries premium patties ranging from $23 to $295....
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
In this episode of The Burger Show, host Alvin Cailan teams up with burger scholar George Motz to learn about the diversity of burgers across the U.S. Just like barbecue, the burger has absorbed local traditions—in places like Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Connecticut—that reflect a unique sense of regional pride. From the glory of deep-fried patties, to the mechanical wizardry of steamed cheeseburgs, Alvin receives a master class in regional burger styles....
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
 
In the world of burgers, the In-N-Out vs. Shake Shack rivalry is the stuff of legend, pitting east coast against west coast in a battle of patty supremacy. But rather than feed the fire of an old flame, Alvin Cailan is teaming up with YouTube legend Andrew Rea (Binging With Babish) to teach people how to make both of these iconic burgers at home. Better yet, they've devised the ultimate peace treaty: a Double Shack x Double-Double Animal-style Voltron burger. It's a moment in burger history you won't want to miss....
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
 
In Northern New Jersey, sliders reign supreme. The tiny, 1oz patties smashed thin on a griddle, smothered with onions, and placed between steamed buns are a regional speciality that have been perfected at the Jersey City landmark, White Mana. The history alone is worth the trip, which is why host Alvin Cailan invited Top Chef judge/host and fellow burger burger fanatic, Padma Lakshmi, to soak up some Jersey lore. Get to know the diner's ties to 1939 World's Fair, as well as its surprising connection to heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, from longtime owner Mario Costa. This is a piece of burger mythology you don't want to miss....
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
 
When it comes to food on the Internet, the bigger and bolder—and more rainbow colors—the better. It's a formula that's spawned a wave of "Stunt Food"—food whose sole purpose is to rack up likes on your Instagram feed. Chefs may not crave this kind of food, but they are natural competitors. When they see something on their social feed, their first instinct is to say "I can do it better." So in the spirit of duking it out in the kitchen, Alvin goes head-to-head with Top Chef alum Ilan Hall to see who has the chops to make the craziest, most gonzo Stunt Burger. And they've got an all-star panel of judges—Sean Evans, Matty Matheson, Miss Info—to see if they've gone too far....
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
 
Millions of us have fallen in love with Bob's Burgers, the heartwarming cartoon series that chronicles the life of Bob Belcher and his family-run burger joint. For chefs like Alvin Cailan, many parts of Bob's life resonate with his own experience running a kitchen. Which is why Alvin was so excited to meet the man who voices Bob—H. Jon Benjamin—and cook burgers from the show IRL for the season finale of The Burger Show....
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
 
It's no secret that Los Angeles has minted stars in the burger world. But for many natives, it's the homegrown, backyard burger traditions that keep the burger scene here alive and well. Just ask Alvin, whose childhood growing up in East L.A. is filled with memories of grilling burgers on Sundays and watching the area's famous lowrider clubs cruise the boulevard. Today, he's linking up with Together Car Club to talk shop about the communal power of backyard burgers and why lowriders and grilling go hand-in-hand....
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
 
Burgers are universally beloved because they're the food of the people. But few can deny the appeal of secret, off-menu burgers—a concept that was popularized by the GOAT fast-food chain, In-N-Out. With the obsessive demand for Animal-style burgers, other fast-food chains like Shake Shack and Five Guys have taken note, creating more competition in the field. So which fast-food, off-menu burger reigns supreme? Alvin is linking up with his friend and burger lover, Seth Rogen, to crown a winner....
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
 
Is the patty melt a burger or a sandwich? It's a debate that holds a different meaning in SoCal, where the patty melt was born. To pay tribute to this underrated burger, Alvin is linking up with patty melt legend, chef Christian Page, to scout the best of what L.A. has to offer. From eating the historical patty melt at the famous diner, Du-pars, to sampling the new-school version at Cassell's—which chef David Chang crowned as "best in class"—get ready for Alvin's quest to find the ultimate patty melt....
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
 
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....
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
 
If you want to understand the soul of L.A.'s burger culture, you have to head to the Apple Pan. The 70-year-old West Side burger counter embodies the burger in its purest form—served at a counter and wrapped in paper by life-long staffers. Few people can talk about what makes this place special more than burger scholar George Motz. In today's episode, Alvin and the roving Burger Lord are going to dig into why the Apple Pan deserves to be called one of the best burgers in America....
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
 
To be a real burger pro, you have to understand different ways to dial up flavor. Attaining Burger Lord status involves more than just a fancy cast iron or spatula. It involves science. That's why Alvin is teaming up with food scientist and Museum of Food and Drink founder, Dave Arnold. Dave's going to to pull back the curtain on essential scientific concepts—things like umami and the maillard reaction—that will help you make the perfect burger....
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
 
In the Season 3 premiere of The Burger Show, pro-Skater Tony Hawk teams up with Alvin to taste-test iconic burgers, including the Ramen Burger and Impossible Burger. From his ubiquitous video game series to his record-breaking feats at The X-games, Tony's influence is writ large on skate culture. So we thought it was only fitting to have one legend in the skate world judge another set of legends in the burger world. And for good measure, Tony busted out some tricks on the vert ramp with—you guessed it—a burger in hand....
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
 
Binging with Babish and Alvin Cailan receive a master class in classic regional burger styles from Burger Scholar, George Motz. The last time Binging With Babish appeared on The Burger Show, he and Alvin combined the best of Shake Shack and In-N-Out into a never-before-seen hybrid burger. Today, Motz teaches them how to make the Jucy Lucy, the Cuban Frita, and the Lacey-Edge....
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
 
Burger Jedi J. Kenji López-Alt is on a mission to debunk the most prevailing burger myths around. The award-winning author (Food Lab) and Internet Food Legend (Serious Eats) has conducted hundreds of scientific experiments on his influential blog, The Burger Lab. Today we'll learn some eye-opening techniques that will lead to a better, more delicious burger. When should you salt your patty? Do smash burgers actually produce the best crust? Find out in episode 3....
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
 
In episode 4, MythBusters Tory Belleci and Alvin Cailan are testing a burger robot. When Alvin first heard that Silicon Valley had built the world’s first fully automated burger robot, he knew he had to fly to San Francisco to see it with his very own eyes. Not only to taste the burger, but to race it head-to-head in a burger battle, man vs. machine. And he’s bringing along Tory Belleci to judge whether his years of cooking on the line will pay off....
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
 
Burger Scholar George Motz and Alvin Cailan are going on the ultimate regional burger road trip—which includes a pit stop to eat America's original hamburger. Motz is a veteran road warrior: he’s logged thousands of miles in his car chasing down burgers all over the country. For this episode, Alvin will be Motz’s co-pilot as he takes The Burger Show host to Central Connecticut, home to some of the most unusual burgers on the planet—as well as THE birthplace of the original hamburger, Louis' Lunch....
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
 
YouTube legend Casey Neistat taste-tests limited-edition burgers from the Shake Shack Innovation Kitchen. For Casey Neistat, there are two competing obsessions in his life: YouTube videos and Shake Shack. So for our season finale, we knew we had to roll out the Burger Show red carpet. Which is why we brought him to the ultimate bucket-list burger experience: to taste-test limited-edition burgers from the Shake Shack archives, and crown a winner....