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
Comfy Cow
1301 Herr Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-4979
  • 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
112 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
Olneyville New York System
20 Plainfield St
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 621-9500
  • Hot Wieners
    "best hot dogs I've ever ate"-Guy Fieri; topped w/ mustard, onion, meat-cream sauce
  • Hot Wiener Challenge
    challenge: 15 fully loaded wiener dogs in 45 minutes; at airing, only 1 person has won; each wiener is topped with mustard, homemade meat sauce, onion, celery salt and all served on a steamed bun; looks good; Connor McQuade (local rugby player) lost
4.5 out of 5
319 ratings
est. in 1946; beef, pork & veal blend wieners are cut to traditional bun-size from 3-foot links called "ropes"; line up buns up the arm; no sauerkraut
Punch Neapolitan Pizza
704 Cleveland Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 696-1066
  • 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
168 ratings
one of the few pizzerias in the U.S. to earn V.P.N. certification from the Italian government (Vera Pizza Napoletana)
Sweet Potatoes Kitchen
6825 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 352-3434
  • Banana Pudding
  • Peach-Glazed BBQ Chicken
    use fryer (2-lb) chickens; marinated, roasted and glazed
4.5 out of 5
590 ratings
sister restaurant to 11-year-old Toucan Café appealing to families; Southern comfort food
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
6726 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652
  • 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
881 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
Timmy's Legendary Pizza
32 Spruce St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 383-2223
  • 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
59 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
Two Sisters' Kitchen (CLOSED)
707 N Congress St
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
162 ratings
CLOSED; #15 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1989; Jackson institution; buffet-style southern comfort food in 2-story Victorian home; 1 block from state capitol building
Wafels & Dinges
New York, NY 10011
(866) 429-7329
  • 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
1479 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; yellow food truck serving "good things Belgian"; location varies daily...check website to find location
Amy Ruth's
113 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
    top seller; chicken & waffles
4.0 out of 5
1987 ratings
#93 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1998; authentic Southern cuisine; dishes named after famous people
Angel's BBQ (CLOSED)
21 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA
(912) 495-0902
  • 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
Ann's Bakery
7 N Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74115
(918) 834-2345
4.0 out of 5
18 ratings
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
129 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
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
30 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
Blue Heaven
729 Thomas St
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-8666
  • Key Lime Pie
    ridiculously sky-high (topped w/ meringue)
4.0 out of 5
2373 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
Brick Pit BBQ
5456 Old Shell Rd.
Mobile, AL 36691
(251) 343-0001
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
180 ratings
#80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
Caseus Cheese Truck
Depalma Ct
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 850-3504
  • 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
73 ratings
food truck off Yale campus
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
17 ratings
#88 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); in converted train station; BBQ sauce is smoked
2121 S 73rd St
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 391-7440
  • 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
515 ratings
514 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-1403
  • 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
248 ratings
opened in 2008
Friendly Toast
121 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-2154
  • 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
885 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
Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 266-0550
  • 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
1275 ratings
#43 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); across the street from University of New Mexico; go-to place for "green chili-smothered grub"
Gilley's PM Lunch
175 Fleet St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-6343
  • 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
106 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
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
56-505 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
(808) 293-1839
  • 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
2743 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
Hank's Haute Dogs
324 Coral St
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 532-4265
  • Chicago Dog
    w/ mustard, raw onion, imported relish, pickle, tomato, sport peppers
  • Fat Boy
    hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried served with mayo, tomato and lettuce...HDBLT
  • Lobster Dog
    available only on certain days; most popular special hot dog; grounded fish, shrimp, lobster tail
  • Big Hawaiian
    foot-long all beef sausage topped w/ poi BBQ sauce, pickled onions, pineapple relish, Kalua pulled pork and shredded cabbage; looks good
  • Chicago Italian Beef
    traditional Italian beef sandwich (w/ sauteed peppers and giardiniera) but topped w/ truffle cheese sauce for a twist; looks good
4.0 out of 5
810 ratings
opened in 2007; hot dogs; bun shipped from Chicago
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