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 10, 2012

ROSCOE'S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES





LOS ANGELES

FROM BEST THING I EVER ATE, FRIED CHICKEN PARADISE, AMERICA'S BEST SOUL FOOD, AND #2 ON BEST PLACES TO CHOWDOWN

5006 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles


http://www.roscoeschickenandwaffles.com/

"Chicken & Waffles" – (4 pieces of secret seasoned fried chicken fried in a cast iron skillet 2 secret recipe waffles served with butter and maple syrup), "The Herb Special" (fried chicken smothered in gravy and 2 waffles)"

"What you're getting: House Combo #21 (mac & cheese, greens, cornbread, and two thighs) Look, Roscoe's is rightfully credited with bringing its namesake Harlem staple (chicken & waffles and Roscoe himself, who's a hell of a dude) out West, but the Belgians and birds are only half the fun. The deservedly famous place also cooks up one of LA's best baked mac & cheeses, plus incredible grits, and a brunch that includes a killer liver omelet. Hell, even Snoop loves Roscoe's, and that dude doesn't just put his name on anything."

LIKE THE WIENER CIRCLE IN CHICAGO , THERE IS NO OTHER RESTAURANT IN LA MORE ICONIC WITH SUCH ICONIC FOOD THAN ROSCOE'S AND PINK'S.

PINK'S IS HOT DOGS....AND WHILE THEY DO IT WELL..IT'S NOT INVENTIVE...

BUT ROSCOE'S....CHICKEN AND WAFFLES...THAT'S SOMETHING NEW...AND IT'S BECOMING A HOT TREND!!

THIS PLACE IS THE FIRST, AND APPARENTLY THE BEST AND I CAN SAY THAT OTHER THAN THE CHICKEN AND WAFFLE APPETIZER AT HANNAH AND ANDREW'S WEDDING, THIS PLACE IS THE BEST I HAVE EVERY HAD!

TIP: THE FRUIT DRINKS ARE MINDBLOWING!

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