The Burger Show
Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan quests for modern Burgerdom’s Holy Grail at franchises, regional diners, and in backyards to find the best burgers in America.
S01:E01 - The Ultimate Expensive Burger Tasting With Adam Richman
In the series premiere 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.
S01:E02 - A Burger Scholar Breaks Down Classic Regional Burger Styles
In the second 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.
S01:E03 - Binging With Babish Cooks In-N-Out and Shake Shack Clones
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.
S01:E04 - The Cult of the Jersey Diner Burger With Padma Lakshmi
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.