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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Galatoires








NEW ORLEANS

FROM BEST THING I EVER ATE


209 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130-2298

http://www.galatoires.com/home


WHERE DO I BEGIN WITH GALATOIRES.....THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL...IT IS CLASSIC SOUTHERN....IT IS CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS...IT IS CLASSIC

THIS PLACE IS WHERE THE RICH AND PRESTIGIOUS PEOPLE, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, POLITICIANS OF NEW ORLEANS COME FOR FRIDAY LUNCH IN THEIR SUN DRESSES AND SEARSUCKER SUITS...AND THEN GO HOME AFTER BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO FULL OF DECADENCE AND INCREDIBLENESS TO POSSIBLY GO BACK TO WORK

THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE THE SAME WAITER EVERY TIME YOU DINE THERE...AND THEY REMEMBER YOUR NAME AND ORDER REGARDLESS HOW LONG IT'S BEEN SINCE YOU HAVE DINED

THIS PLACE HAS A STRICT STRICT STRICT DRESS CODE..JACKETS FOR THE MEN

THIS PLACE AMONG THE INCREDIBLE FOOD ALWAYS HAS, LIKE ANY RESPECTABLE NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT, HAS TABASCO ON THE TABLE.

THIS PLACE IS REMARKABLE...INCREDIBLE...AND SPECIAL....ESPECIALLY THE GODCHAUX SALAD

WHEN MOST PEOPLE TURN 21, THEY GO OUT DRINKING AS IF ITS THEIR FIRST TIME, AND WAKE UP THE NEXT MORNING 21 AND ONE DAY, AND SWEAR OFF DRINKING FOREVER.  MY FAMILY DECIDED TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY...MY PARENTS TALK OF NEW ORLEANS AS IF IT IS HEAVEN...AS IF IT IS THE GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH...AND I WANTED TO GO...I WANTED TO EAT, DRINK, AND TAKE IN ALL THAT NEW ORLEANS HAD TO OFFER...BUT MY PARENS SAID...NOT UNTIL YOU AND YOUR BROTHER (WHO IS 3 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME) TURN 21....WHEN YOU BOTH TURN 21....WE WILL GO AS A FAMILY.....AND GO WE DID....AND THE FIRST PLACE WE ALWAYS GO IN NEW ORLEANS...GALATORIES....WHAT A WAY TO START OFF MY NEW ORLEANS EXPERIENCE....

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