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Spokane(WA) in Requiem

West Coast
August 18, 2017

Spokane(WA) in Requiem

West Coast
August 18, 2017
Spokane on the brain! Yeah, I definitely has Spokane on the brain. If you caught this episode you would have also caught on to the fact that the crisp air caught me for a bit of a cold. I give props to the magic of television and the amazing people serving up Cheap Eats in Spokane, who helped me pull through what was the toughest shoot of my life. I think this episode flowed and the energy I found here ...
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Portland in Requiem

West Coast
August 5, 2017

Portland in Requiem

West Coast
August 5, 2017
Portlandia. PDX. Or just plain Portland, Oregon. Whatever you call it, we all know this city has a rep for food, style and weather. This was not my first visit to the PDX. In 2014 I was sent all along with an army of food bloggers(vloggers) armed with the now defunct Tastemade app to shoot and eat the heck out of this venerable food town. I discovered loads of young chefs taking fried chicken seriously, farm to table tacos, plenty of ...
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Burgerlords – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
February 25, 2016

Burgerlords – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
February 25, 2016
The Vitals: the burger: two patties of a custom triple cut grass fed beef blend, on a sponge bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and thousand island dressing and american cheese the bucks: $7 the coordinates: Los Angeles, CA Last night I dreamt about Zankou Chicken. For those of you who are ignorant to the work of Beck, or happened to have never called LA home, Zankou Chicken is one of those dirty bird chains blessed from the Gods. A Lebanese-Armenian take on the ...
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Belcampo Meat Company – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
August 19, 2015

Belcampo Meat Company – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
August 19, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: Double Fast Burger: two 3oz patties of enlightened grass fed beef, house made American cheese, custom burger sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion the bucks: $8 the coordinates: Los Angeles, CA One of the most compelling debates on how to make great food erupted perfectly on Twitter a few years ago between Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert over which factor was more significant: technique or ingredient. Bourdain’s argument for technique sort of “won”, as he pointed out that ...
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Big Mouth Burgers – San Francisco, CA

West Coast
July 24, 2015

Big Mouth Burgers – San Francisco, CA

West Coast
July 24, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: The Big Mouth Burger: a 1/2 pound of USDA Prime All Natural Chuck, charbroiled and served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle and mayo the bucks: $8.95 the coordinates: San Francisco, CA Most of the country would balk at a cheese-less burger for $9, even if it was a 1/2 pound of USDA Prime all natural chuck and came with fries. But most of the country ain’t got nothing on a warm sunny day in San Francisco, ...
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Hinano Cafe – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
May 15, 2015

Hinano Cafe – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
May 15, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: double cheeseburger with house toppings(lettuce, tomato, red onion) the bucks: $8.50 the coordinates: Venice Beach, CA(12 miles west of Los Angeles) It has been said that etiquette may well be a thing of the past. And perhaps images of young men holding open doors for the elderly or school children rising when a teacher enters a classroom are indeed as frozen in time as those crude etchings of Wooly Mammoths found in the caves of Southern France. Contrary to ...
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Super Burger – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
April 30, 2015

Super Burger – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
April 30, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: 7.5oz bacon cheeseburger with house toppings(lettuce, tomato, thousand island dressing) the bucks: $6 the coordinates: Pasadena, CA(14 miles northeast of Los Angeles) Eating alone is a fascinating thing to observe. In the modern era, thanks to smartphones and social media, I suppose we never are really alone. All the Twitter followers and Facebook friends in the world can’t mask that lone diner. The lone diner is certainly more common in certain venues as the likelihood of spotting one dropping $300 ...
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Grill ‘Em All – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
April 16, 2015

Grill ‘Em All – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
April 16, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: “FTW” Burger. Bun. Cheese(American).  the bucks: $6 the coordinates: Alhambra, CA(10 miles east of Los Angeles) We are in the age of pretentious foodie bullshit. If talk is cheap, foodie talk is going for Costco/WalMart wholesale prices. Blame it on Twitter. Blame it on Food Television. Hell, blame it on marketing, that’s where it all stems from really. But cry not, honest and humble lover of all things edible, there is an oasis in the sea of ...
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Whiz – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
March 19, 2015

Whiz – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
March 19, 2015
The Vitals: the burger: “the P Dub” 6oz Hormone free Angus Beef topped with American and Tillamook sharp cheddar, in house sriracha dressing, fried shallots and micro cilantro the bucks: $7.95 the coordinates: Los Angeles, CA Musicians know a thing or two about dining on a dime. So after finding out that Executive Chef Wes Lieberher played in bands for years before putting both feet into the world of professional cooking, a clichéd chin rub and and “aha” soon followed suit. ...
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Bill’s Hamburgers – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
February 26, 2015

Bill’s Hamburgers – Los Angeles, CA

West Coast
February 26, 2015
The Vitals: the burger:   double cheeseburger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayonnaise the bucks: $6.30 the coordinates: Los Angeles, CA Recently a friend told me that if you do one thing for six years, you will become an expert at doing that thing. Bill Elwell has been making burgers for 50 years. That would make him an expert at cooking burgers eight times over. Do enough digging on the internet about Bill’s Hamburgers and you will find that ...
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