The Shil-Shul Diaries

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 Shil-Shul Diaries" 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 shilshuldiaries@gmail.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

FATHER'S OFFICE






LOS ANGELES

FROM BEST THING I EVER ATE


3229 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034

http://fathersoffice.com/

"What you're getting: "The Office Burger"  It's been called the best burger in the country, though purists insist it's not a real burger, but a sandwich. A) It's not on a traditional bun (more like a sub roll), B) the dry-aged beef is flat and narrow instead of wide and circular, and C) the toppings are supposed to conjure up images of French Onion soup, not American childhood. But is it effin delicious as hell? Yes. Yes it is."


IN A CITY OBSESSED WITH LOOKS, WEALTH, POWER, AND SUNSHINE...ANOTHER OBSESSION RAGES ON...BURGERS...GOURMET BURGERS....EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINON ON WHERE TO GET THE BEST AND WHICH IS THE BEST

FATHER'S OFFICE IS ALWAYS IN THE RUNNING FOR THE BEST.....

THIS PLACE IS A COOL, SEXY PUB WITH AWESOME FOOD...AND A OUT OF THIS WORLD BURGER...A BURGER WHICH YOU CANNOT HAVE CHANGED OR HAVE ANYTHING ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY...THEY COOK AND DRESS IT HOW THEY WANT...NOT HOW YOU WANT…NO KETCHUP FOR YOUR BUGER. NO KETCHUP IN THE BUILDING

AWESOME!!!

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