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(LA Times)   Bill Elwell has been flipping burgers at his Valley stand for 49 years. The thrill is gone, but the grill is not. Your burger wants extra mayo and onions   (latimes.com) divider line 20
    More: Spiffy, mayonnaise, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles City Council, Van Nuys, industrial district  
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2014-03-15 01:54:54 PM  
To me, this is why I mourn the impending death of local newspapers.  These kind of stories are what you open the paper for in the first place
 
2014-03-15 01:56:11 PM  
The 3 ex wives were a hoot.
 
2014-03-15 02:04:38 PM  
 
2014-03-15 02:17:05 PM  
Sounds delicious.
 
2014-03-15 02:22:06 PM  
Oh yeah, life goes on. Long after the grilled cheese sandwich is gone.
 
2014-03-15 02:26:54 PM  
Nice paywall subby..
 
2014-03-15 02:28:28 PM  

bhcompy: To me, this is why I mourn the impending death of local newspapers.  These kind of stories are what you open the paper for in the first place


Find local blogs, then. Or your local free newspaper. They usually have stories like this
 
2014-03-15 02:36:46 PM  
I think just about every town has a little hole in the wall place that makes burgers that beat the shiat out of what even the "quality" burger chains like Five Guys, In n Out, etc. make.  It's just a matter of seeking them out.
 
2014-03-15 02:37:06 PM  
I've driven by this place for decades, and have never stopped there. Guess I'll go there soon before the old guy is gone.
 
2014-03-15 02:43:54 PM  

bhcompy: To me, this is why I mourn the impending death of local newspapers.  These kind of stories are what you open the paper for in the first place


This is where the internet shines in my opinion.  Sure, this paper did this one story, and maybe even a series of these stories, but on the internet there are people talking about local places all day every day.  Printed newspapers can't compete with that.  Only thing is you need to look around online to find what interests you while the newspaper is easy to get.
 
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2014-03-15 03:10:57 PM  
Nice story. Thanks subs.
 
2014-03-15 03:14:52 PM  
 
2014-03-15 03:20:58 PM  

HairBolus: why no pic of the stand?
http://www.foodgps.com/bill-hirokos-burgers-van-nuys/
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2014-03-15 03:33:25 PM  
BEEFSQUATCH!!
 
2014-03-15 03:45:02 PM  

hogans: Mayo, you say?


That man is my hero.  And you are a hero for posting it.
 
2014-03-15 04:18:45 PM  
49 years and he can't cook a burger to order?  I think I'd hate this place.
 
2014-03-15 04:29:53 PM  

Lorelle: I've driven by this place for decades, and have never stopped there. Guess I'll go there soon before the old guy is gone.


I'd go there, because I like visiting eateries with interesting stories and histories.  But not worth entering the Valley over.  Maybe if I'm already in the Valley for some reason I can't avoid I'll stop by.
 
2014-03-15 05:36:58 PM  

aerojockey: Lorelle: I've driven by this place for decades, and have never stopped there. Guess I'll go there soon before the old guy is gone.

I'd go there, because I like visiting eateries with interesting stories and histories.  But not worth entering the Valley over.  Maybe if I'm already in the Valley for some reason I can't avoid I'll stop by.


I'd suggest Berth 55 in Long Beach.  Maybe follow it up with a beer at Joe Josts
 
2014-03-15 06:09:12 PM  

bhcompy: To me, this is why I mourn the impending death of local newspapers.  These kind of stories are what you open the paper for in the first place


This. ( and the daily crime report )
 
2014-03-16 06:24:48 PM  
Local papers suck around here, but back home I'd always check out the Chicago Reader to keep up on all things local (well, that and Straight Dope is printed in there, and I've gotten into who knows how many bands and movies via the CR).
 
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