The Greasy Foodie

The story begins in a cramped booth at the "faux" New York deli 'Noshville' in Nashville TN on a blustry day after thanksgiving November Friday day in 2008. In between my wife, Rachel, and my brother, Michael, I sat across from my "cooler than me" cousins Mark and Sarah, and Sarah's just as cool husband, Danny. Mark, who lives the awesome life being a lawyer living in San Francisco working for Facebook, with his only downfall being his SEVERE lactardation..which has never been medically or scientifically proven to exist in Mark.. Sarah and Danny are foodies from NYC who have tried every dive "chicken finger" hut and "curry on a stick" in the big city. Danny and Sarah had discussed that they were trying to go to as many places from Bobby Flay's 'Throwdown' show as they could, and that there was one in Nashville we had to try.....a place that I had never heard of in my 13 years of living there..I will get to that adventure later.

I got an idea from my cool cousins idea. An idea became a hobby. And the hobby became an obsession. And thus produced the list.....a world-famous spreadsheet...of every restaurant that has ever been featured on Food Network and Travel Channel....every restaurant from the famous shows like "Throwdown", "Man V. Food", "Man v. Food Nation", "Food Feuds", "Food Wars", "Best Thing I Ever Ate", and "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" to the obscure "Best Food Ever", "Meat and Potatoes", and "101 Best Places to Chowdown", plus my additions of the restaurants of famous chefs and local places of legend. Names, cities, food they are famous for, and addresses. It was and still is an obsession. As of 9:24am on January 7th, 2015, THE LIST HAS 3,116 RESTAURANTS ON IT...WITH A FEW OVERLAPS HERE AND THERE. And then over Pastrami Eggs Benedict at Nate N' Al's Deli in Beverly Hills, Hannah and Andrew, our good friends, gave me the idea of the blog. Document every place I went. And thus, "The Greasy Foodie" was born. I will log the places, the shows they are from, and what I had. So far, every place I have been has been amazing, except two, one being mediocre, and another being down right awful.

If there is a city you have been to, or are going to, or are from and want to know what from my list is in the city, send me a email at greasyfoodie@gmail.com

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pink's







PINK'S HOT DOGS

FROM "THROWDOWN", HOT DOG PARADISE, AND #12 ON 101 MORE PLACES TO CHOWDOWN

709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

PINK'S

"21 celebrity-named grilled hot dogs, chili cheese dogs""


THIS PLACE IS AMAZING.....STOMACH TURNING...BUT AMAZING!! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT IN THE LAND OF SAND, SUN, CELEBS, SOY, TOFU, AND SILICONE, YOU WOULD FIND THE EPICENTER OF THE HOT DOG WORLD.

MANY PLACES HAVE DISTINCT HOT DOGS. CHICAGO HAS NO KETCHUP, WHOLE PICKLE, TOMATO, SESAME SEED BUN, GARDINAIRE, AND CELERY SALT. PINKS HAS IT ALL AS LA IS A MELTING POT OF PEOPLE WHO MOVED HERE. THEY HAVE ALMOST 50 TYPES OF DOGS, THE MOST FAMOUS BEING CHILLI CHEESE. DON'T BE SCARED BY THE LINE...IT IS WORTH IT. THIS PLACE IS A LA INSTITUTION FOR A REASON. LOCALS WILL TELL YOU ITS GROSS AND THAT "THE OWNER WONT EVEN EAT THERE", BUT IT NEEDS TO BE TRIED AT LEAST ONCE.

GET THE LORD OF THE RINGS DOG....FOOT LONG DOG PUT THROUGH ONION RINGS WITH BBQ SAUCE....INCREDIBLE....(YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE FOREFRONT IN THE PHOTO ABOVE, ON THE LEFT)

MOST IMPORTANT....THIS PLACE IS CASH ONLY...AND THEY DONT HAVE AN ATM!


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