Eat W/ Reez: Chef Burger
Friday July 30, 2010
Back in the days when I was young I’m not a kid anymore
But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again
That song lyric sums up my feelings about Chef Burger on the corner of Thousand Oaks BLVD and Los Feliz dr. I grew up less than a half a mile away from here. I can remember going here all the time to get chocolate milkshakes, chicken fingers, and burgers. This was in the mid 90’s. Back when a crispy $20 bill would last the weekend. I would get up in the morning, grab my bike and hit the streets. I have a messed up story about a bike and Chef Burger that I will tell later.
is a great place to get an affordable burger, fries and a milkshake. The fries are thick, kinda soggy, but not limp, warm and soft on the inside. They are thicker than McDonald’s
fries but not as thick as a steak fries. The burger patty is thin, I suggest getting a double. The ingredients are not special they are just good. I can attest that good ol’ Chef Burger
is consistent. You know what you’re getting when you go to Chef Burger
, an affordable classic burger with all the right fixin’s. I mix and match my fixins each time, this time I added cheddar cheese, bacon and guacamole. This burger
is not going to win any awards but it is well worth the $5.
One way to know you are getting a good short order burger to go is measuring the amount of grease on the bag. If the bag has grease spots that is usually a good sign. Look at those grease spots starting to form.
Remember that story I wanted to tell you about? Well here it is. I was about 11 years old, I was sitting here:
I was looking out the window (below) watching my brand new, or close to new, GT Performer
. If you know anything about the old GT BMX
bikes, than you know that bike was the doodie.
Behind my bike in the parking lot were two scumb-bags. At the time I did not know it. They stared at my friends and I while we ate. We were with my friend Danielle, she was cute so assumed they were staring at her. Unfortunately I was very wrong. A few minutes later I look up to see one of the guys gone and the other guy, piece of earth waste, hoping on my bike and ridding away. Yup, I got bike jacked. Pretty whack huh? I ran outside to see him pedal away to his friend across the street, they put the bike in the car and took off. I cried in front of Chef Burger
that day. I never got my bike back. Pretty shitty if you ask me but I learned an important life lesson. LOCK YOUR BIKE UP.
I never made that mistake again. I am sure those guys aren’t doing much with their lives. Who jacks an 11 year old kid. they do obviously. So that is my story.
Back to present day Chef Burger. If you are in Thousand Oaks go get a a greasy 5$ burger and a milk shake. Just remember to lock your bike up.
Sloth – 4 stars out of 7
1771 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2811