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Fieri is no stranger to the OB staple. He stopped by on past episodes of “Triple D,” once in 2007 for the “Seaside Eats” episode and then again in 2013 for the episode, “All San Diego, All the Time.”
Hodad’s has also been featured in other Food Network specials, including “Top 10 Burgers” and “With Bacon,” the latter of which saw Fieri and other chefs dish on their favorite bacon eats.
The owner of the iconic Ocean Beach hamburger joint Hodad’s died of natural causes, Madera County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Tuesday.
Hundreds left comments on NBC 7’s Facebook page, remembering Hardin’s personable nature and lauding his restaurant as one of San Diego’s best.
Thinking Hardin had left without checking out, the woman sent maintenance employees to the room, which they found locked with the metal latch. The front desk worker used a special tool to unhook it, and she saw Hardin sitting on the couch, unmoving.
The beloved Ocean Beach resident died from a heart attack at a central California hotel on Feb. 5, brought on by an enlarged heart and severe coronary artery disease, according to a report from the Madera County Coroner’s Office.
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No evidence of foul play was found in the Chowchilla hotel room where the body of the owner of the iconic San Diego burger joint Hodad’s was discovered, a Madera County sheriff’s lieutenant said Friday.
Byron Harlin died in 1984. Mike then began working full-time at the restaurant, and he and his mom continued to run the place. They had been joined by Terry Rhodes – the later partner – who started in ’82.
Mike described how he would flip burgers at the beach site right next to the sand and the little grassy park at the foot of Saratoga, “We used to sell burgers for 25 cents. We had 10 rolled tacos for a buck.” They lived near by in apartments on Saratoga, not far from Abbott. … Finally, [when the landlord] doubled their rent. That’s when, Mike recounted, they moved to Voltaire. …