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

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE





MOHEGAN SUN CASINO AND RESORT
UNCASVILLE, CT

FROM BEST THING I EVER ATE!


1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard Uncasville, CT 6382

I LOVE BOBBY FLAY! I CREATED THE LIST AND THIS THIS BLOG BECAUSE OF HIS SHOW "THROWDOWN"

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE TO DROP A COUPLE HUNDRED AT ONE OF HIS UBER EXCLUSIVE, UBER TOUGH TO GET INTO RESTAURANTS...THEN THERE IS ALWAYS BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE TO FILL YOUR NEED OF BOBBY FLAY!

THIS IS HIS BURGER PLACE...AND AS THE FOOD NETWORK KING OF THE GRILL...THIS PLACE IS KING! THE BURGER IS AMAZING! THE SIDES ARE AMAZING! ITS AMAZING!

THE REASON I GOT TO GO WAS BECAUSE I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME! I WAS IN CONNECTICUT....NEW LONDON TO BE PRECISE FOR MY BROTHER'S COLLEGE GRADUATION....FOR HIS OFFICIAL GRADUATION DINNER WE DROVE TO PROVIDENCE FOR IL FORNA...ALSO ON THE LIST AND THIS BLOG....BUT WE AS A FAMILY WERE PERPLEXED ABOUT WHAT TO DO FOR DINNER THE SECOND NIGHT WE WERE IN TOWN!  WITH MY GRANDMOTHER IN TOW, WE DECIDED TO CHECK OUT THE BILLION DOLLAR MOHEGAN SUN INDIAN CASINO...WHERE I WAS POLITELY ASKED TO LEAVE THE BLACKJACK TABLE BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING AND WAS STEALING THE GOOD CARDS!  ANYWAYS...LONG STORY SHORT...WE ARE A BURGER FAMILY...BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE WAS OUR DESTINATION...AND I AM SO GLAD THAT IT WAS!!!

THERE ARE TONS OF LOCATIONS IN THE EAST COAST...AND IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH A TRY!


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