Man v. Food Nation

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Aguila Sandwich Shop (CLOSED)
3200 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 876-4022
  • Medianoche Sandwich
    similar to a Cuban sandwich; boiled ham, serrano, slow-roasted pulled pork, Swiss, salami, mayo, mustard & pickles on an egg bread bun & panini-pressed; looks good
  • Cubano (Cuban Sandwich)
    "locals say is one of the most delicious and authentic cubanos in the country"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.5 out of 5
105 ratings
CLOSED; in Ybor City, a historic neighborhood in Tampa filled with a rich Latin tradition
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Comfy Cow
1301 Herr Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-4979
thecomfycow.com
  • Comfy Cow Challenge
    challenge: 15 scoops of ice cream smoothered in whipped cream & piled w/ fruit & nut toppings (total of 7-lbs) in 1 hr; Joe Nikolai aka "Burrito Joe" (local native) lost
4.5 out of 5
103 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
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Punch Neapolitan Pizza
704 Cleveland Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 696-1066
www.punchpizza.com
  • Margherita Pizza
    Neapolitan-style pizza using San Marzano tomato sauce and cooked in 800-degree wood-burning brick oven; looks good
4.5 out of 5
153 ratings
one of the few pizzerias in the U.S. to earn V.P.N. certification from the Italian government (Vera Pizza Napoletana)
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Sweet Potatoes Kitchen
6825 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 352-3434
www.toucancafe.com/sweetP...
  • Banana Pudding
  • Peach-Glazed BBQ Chicken
    use fryer (2-lb) chickens; marinated, roasted and glazed
4.5 out of 5
518 ratings
sister restaurant to 11-year-old Toucan Café appealing to families; Southern comfort food
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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652
www.teddrewes.com
  • Frozen Custard
  • "Concrete"
    frozen vanilla custard w/ toppings blended in; Bobby got heath bar, caramel and Oreo; looks good; vanilla custard and a choice of over 30 toppings that is mixed in; Adam's concrete includes oatmeal cookies, caramel and macadamia nuts; can be served upside-down (it's that thick); looks good
4.5 out of 5
754 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
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Timmy's Legendary Pizza
32 Spruce St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 383-2223
timmyspizzari.com
  • Spinach and Mushroom Pizza
    grilled pizza; thin crust; freshly sauteed mushrooms, spinach, garlic, olive oil with parmesan, Romano and feta cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
43 ratings
specialize in grilled pizzas...olive oil-soaked crust is first grilled on one side, then flipped to the other side, then sauce, cheese & toppings are added as the second side cooks
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Wafels & Dinges
New York, NY 10011
(866) 429-7329
www.wafelsanddinges.com...
  • WMD (Wafel of Massive Deliciousness)
    unlimited dinges (toppings); Sunny gets chocolate syrup, Dulce de Leche, strawberry slices, whipped cream and chopped walnuts; looks good; dinges for Throwdown had spekuloos spread & whipped cream on liege wafel
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel
    Belgian waffle topped with BBQ sauce, pulled barbecue pork, coleslaw, coolickle (Kool Aid marinated pickles); to eat, fold in half to make a sandwich
4.5 out of 5
1470 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; yellow food truck serving "good things Belgian"; location varies daily...check website to find location
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Amy Ruth's
113 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
www.amyruthsharlem.com...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
    top seller; chicken & waffles
4.0 out of 5
1828 ratings
#93 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1998; authentic Southern cuisine; dishes named after famous people
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Angel's BBQ (CLOSED)
21 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA
(912) 495-0902
www.angels-bbq.com
  • Voodoo Juice Challenge
    challenge: 1-lb pulled pork sandwich doused w/ "voodoo juice stupid hot" sauce and sprinkling of Devil's Dandruff spice rub in 5 min.; Jamil and Jamal Williams (twin brothers) attempted; Jamal won, Jamil lost
4.0 out of 5
152 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2005 in former carriage house
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Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant
4156 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-7777
  • Hear O Israel
    sandwich w/ corned beef, pastrami, salami and hot pepper beef (total 1-lb of meats), plus Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing on rye bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
121 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
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Bill's Jumbo Burgers
2002 E Admiral Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 592-5191
  • Double Okie Burger
    4 burger patties (2-lbs) and 6 slices of cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
28 ratings
opened in 1960; "Tulsa's go-to burger joint"; in a trailer; chopped onions patted onto burger patties prior to cooking to form crusty exterior
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Blue Heaven
729 Thomas St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-8666
blueheavenkw.homestead.co...
  • Key Lime Pie
    ridiculously sky-high (topped w/ meringue)
4.0 out of 5
2132 ratings
Food War: Blond Giraffe's vs. Blue Heaven's... Blond Giraffe's won (2-votes-to-1); chowdown shack w/ old-school island charm; Vanilla Ice made guest appearance here
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Brick Pit BBQ
5456 Old Shell Rd.
Mobile, AL 36691
(251) 343-0001
www.brickpit.com
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
167 ratings
#80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
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Caseus Cheese Truck
Depalma Ct
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 850-3504
thecheesetruck.com
  • Cheese Truck Challenge
    challenge: 10 grilled cheese sandwiches (6-lbs) in 1 hr; win and name a sandwich and free grilled cheese for 1 yr; "King Hungry VIII" (Rick Best-Yale student) lost
4.0 out of 5
70 ratings
food truck off Yale campus
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Chimneyville Bbq Smoke House
970 High St
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 354-4665
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 14 hrs at 175-degrees; looks good
  • Ribs
    St. Louis style ribs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
14 ratings
#88 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); in converted train station; BBQ sauce is smoked
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Drover
2121 S 73rd St
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 391-7440
www.droverrestaurant.com...
  • Omaha Strip
    not on menu; 20-oz traditional NY strip steak but w/ the bone left in, marinated in whiskey sauce; "one of the best bites of beef I've ever had"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
445 ratings
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Elote
514 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-1403
elotetulsa.com
  • Puffy Taco Challenge
    challenge: eat as many tacos in 90 minutes to become the Puffy Taco Master; at airing, need 23 tacos (7-lbs) to beat the record; Manny Groll (Naval officer) won
4.0 out of 5
236 ratings
opened in 2008
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Friendly Toast
121 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-2154
thefriendlytoast.net...
  • Sklarmageddon
    6-egg omlette w/ sausage, bacon, ham, red-chile pecans, jalapeno-jack and Swiss cheeses topped w/ a zesty maple sour cream and sides of home fries & toast; looks good
4.0 out of 5
817 ratings
opened in 1996; funky, crazy and fun decor; ABC's Good Morning America says Toast as one of four Best Breakfast restaurants in country (from its website); also in Cambridge, MA
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Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 266-0550
www.frontierrestaurant.co...
  • Duke City Burger
    double-pattied cheddar cheeseburger w/ thousand island, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, bacon & double green chile; looks good
  • Bonanza Burger
    double cheese burgers, cheddar cheese, bacon topped w/ a mound of green chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1126 ratings
#43 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); across the street from University of New Mexico; go-to place for "green chili-smothered grub"
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Gilley's PM Lunch
175 Fleet St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-6343
www.gilleyspmlunch.com...
  • Chili Dog
    topped w/ chili, relish, onions, ketchup, mustard & sauerkraut; looks good
  • Hot Dog w/ Everything
    steamed beef-pork-and-veal frank w/ chili con carne, relish, onions, mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut; looks good
  • Poutine
    side dish; fries covered in cheese curds topped w/ housemade gravy; "poutine" translated is "mess"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
92 ratings
#96 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started as a hauled-in lunch cart in Market Square since 1912 and then a permanently-situated diner in 1974; long lines; trivia: Guinness book of world records has cited Gilley's as having the most parking tickets ever issued (over 5,000) from 1912-1974
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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
56-505 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
(808) 293-1839
www.giovannisshrimptruck....
  • Hot & Spicy Shrimp
    shrimp cooked shell-on & smothered in a fiery hot tasty red sauce served w/ two scoops of rice; "no refund" policy
  • Shrimp Scampi
    most popular; shrimp marinated in olive oil, fresh chopped garlic and lemon butter; served w/ 2 scoops of rice all drizzled w/ garlic lemon butter and carmelized chunks of garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2525 ratings
started in 1993 operating out of a converted 1953 bread truck; truck now has thousands and thousands of signatures on the shrimp truck itself; to eat like a local (Kama'aina), first suck the shrimp, peel it, then eat it
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Hogfish Bar & Grill
6810 Front St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-4041
  • Killer Hogfish Sandwich
    hogfish has a pig-like snout and scallop-like flavor; half-pound of fried hogfish smothered w/ melted swiss cheese, sauteed onions & mushrooms and served on grilled Cuban bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
683 ratings
tiki bar on marina
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Idle Spurs Steak House
690 US Hwy 58
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-8888
www.thespurs.us
  • Prime Rib
    top seller
  • Porterhouse Steak
    24-oz steak
4.0 out of 5
173 ratings
#98 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1951
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J Graham's Cafe
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-1234
www.brownhotel.com/dining...
  • Hot Brown
    hot open-faced turkey sandwich served on Texas toast topped w/ Mornay sauce & bacon; "without question, one of my favorite comfort foods in the world"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
104 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
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Joe Momma's (CLOSED)
112 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 794-6563
www.joemommastulsa.com...
  • Joe Mamma's Incinerator Spicy Pizza Challenge
    challenge: pizza w/ jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, wasabi & ghost chili pepper swirl in 1 hr; Kyle Younger (Tulsa firefighter) won
4.0 out of 5
125 ratings
CLOSED
 Man v. Food Nation  (85 restaurants)     1 2 3 4