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, September 11, 2014

Sobelman's







From Food Wars


1900 West Saint Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2634


OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING BURGER PATTY, TOPPINGS, FRIES, AND EXPERIENCE! THIS PLACE IS YOUR CLASSIC COLLEGE BURGER BAR!  THE PATTY DOESN'T GET LOST IN THE TOPPINGS…AND THEIR HOMEMADE JALAPENO KETCHUP MAKES MY MOUTH WATER STILL TO THIS DAY!

SOBELMAN'S IS A MUST!!!

A.J. Bombers












From Man vs. Food and Food Wars

http://www.hospitalitydemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/0414_AJBMKE_MENU.pdf

1241 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


One of the coolest burger joints I have ever been to!  This is a basket of burger and fries, cold beer, and peanuts to start that you throw the shell on the ground! But the cool part is the method of delivery of the peanuts! Rather than just hand them to you, the bartender is able to send them via tracksystem above the restaurant directly to your table with toy airplanes as their guides!  

The burger is good. The problem is that they take the flat and thin approach to their burger patty. Flat and thin, it gets lost in the overwhelming toppings and bun, but it its very good and the the fries and onion straws are outrageously good!

AJ Bombers is a good and worth a trip!