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

Friday, January 16, 2015

GIRL AND THE GOAT









809 W. RANDOLPH, CHICAGO

http://girlandthegoat.com/

FROM BEST THING I EVER ATE

THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NEW AMERICAN CULINARY INSTITUTIONS.  THE BRAIN CHILD OF TOP CHEF WINNER STEPHANIE IZZARD, THIS PLACE SOLIDIFIED CHICAGO AS A CULINARY MECCA.

EVERYTHING IS FRESH, EVERYTHING IS  CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT AND EXECUTED TO PERFECTION, EVERYTHING IS A WORK OF CULINARY GENIUS.

FROM THE FRESH BAKED BREAD AND SPREADS TO THE EPIC PIG FACE (PIG CHEEK) ENTREE THIS PLACE IS A WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE.

MUCH LIKE ITS OTHER NEW AMERICAN CULINARY HUBS, IT IS BEST TO GO WITH A GROUP AND BE PREPARED TO SHARE A BUNCH OF ITEMS.  THE MORE YOU ARE ABLE TO TRY OFF THE MENU, THE BETTER.  THIS PLACE IS ALSO GREAT FOR VEGITARIANS OR FISH LOVERS.

GIRL AND THE GOAT IS A PURE DIAMOND IN A CITY BECOMING KNOWN FOR ITS CULINARY GEMS.  IF YOU CAN GET IN AND YOU CAN AFFORD IT, THIS PLACE IS A MUST IF YOU WORSHIP AND APPRECIATE THE NEW WAVE OF AMERICAN FOOD.

PS- THE FOLKS AT GIRL AND THE GOAT OPENED UP A MASTERPIECE OF A DINER ACROSS THE STREET CALLED "LITTLE GOAT".  THE SAME MINDS BEHIND THE PERFECTION OF CULINARY EXPERIENCES AT GIRL AND GOAT HAVE PUT THEIR IDEAS TO BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, LATE NIGHT, AND BRUNCH.  ALSO SHOULD NOT BE MISSED FOR A BRUNCH OR LATE NIGHT.

http://littlegoatchicago.com/

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