Showing posts with label Los Angeles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Los Angeles. Show all posts

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chili John's in Burbank, CA

Chili John's in Burbank, CA as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives
Chili John's in as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

WARNING -- spicy (but delicious) food ahead!

On Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, CA is Chili John's as seen on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. You can't miss it right on the corner with a big sign. You walk in and there's only counter seating, and the counter is a big horseshoe around vats of chili and dogs. We went last night, and the owner greeted us in a very friendly manner despite arriving near to closing time.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, CA

Schnitzel parked under the sign at Emma Jean's Holland Burger in Victorville, California
Score another win for Guy Fieri and Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. What a treat this place is! I drove out yesterday to Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, CA. It's an old building that's been there for years, and is run by the son of the guy who bought it from the original owner. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fried Reuben Ripper at Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda CA


Tater tots and the Reuben ripper dog at Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda
Tater tots and the Reuben ripper dog at Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda
I'm a big fan of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives although once in a while I don't find the places as top-notch as Guy Fieri thinks they are. So I am glad to report that I had an excellent lunch yesterday at Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda, California (in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles city and near Hollywood).

Fab Hot Dogs is in the corner of a shopping center on Victory Blvd., so there's plenty of parking. The place is clean and decorated pictures of the youth sports teams they sponsor. It wasn't crowded when I got there although I understand that even when it's crowded, the line moves pretty fast. There are some tables outside, too, although they look out over the parking lot.

Fab Hot Dogs in Reseda, California
You can get the dogs in a variety of flavors, and in 7" or foot long. You can also ask for any of the hot dogs as "Rippers" which means they are fried, although only the 7" dogs can be Rippers. I got the Reuben as a Ripper, which uses a beef and pork sausage which was really tasty. They piled on the sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, and there was bacon there, too. I'm not sure why there was bacon on there; maybe if you order a Ripper you get bacon, too?

So I really liked this place and would go back if I'm nearby.

What's the best fried hot dog you've ever had? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out another review with pictures at Eating My Way Through OC blog.

Fab Hot Dogs info & menu http://www.fabhotdogs.com/

Episode from Diners Drive-Ins and Dives http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurants/ca/reseda/fab-hot-dogs-restaurant.html

Yelp review (4 stars) http://www.yelp.com/biz/fab-hot-dogs-reseda-4

Google Maps address http://goo.gl/maps/NojN6

19417 1/2 Victory Blvd
ResedaCA 91335


Fab Hot Dogs on Urbanspoon