His former beverage director is now at DBGB and, hey look, here's a Father's Office-branded skateboard on a shelf in front of the kitchen.
"When I first came, they served me the entire menu but no burgers," Yoon says. "I asked Daniel [Boulud] why and he said, 'I can't take the criticism.' So, I came incognito and tried all the burgers at once."
His pick of the pack: the Frenchie, topped with pork belly and slathered with an umami-y tomato and onion compote.
Balthazar: "The thing that I always say that New York City does better than any other American city is anything European. I get the fruits de mer and steak au poivre. We don't have anything like this in L.A. — a classic brasserie."
Crif Dogs: "Cheap eats in New York? What's cheap in New York? The hot dogs here, they're not bad! Good, solid late-night food — my favorite is The Spicy Redneck [bacon, chili, jalapeños]."