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101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 20-1"

  (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
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Franklin Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franklin BarbecueSee Franklin Barbecue Video ($$)
(4492 ratings)

900 E 11th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
franklinbarbecue.com
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4492 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller BBQ...now a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
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Glorioso's Italian Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glorioso's Italian Market ($$)
(359 ratings)

1011 E Brady St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-0540
www.gloriosos.com
  • Chicago Combo
    Italian roll sub w/ Italian sausage & Italian beef w/ mild or hot giardiniera; looks good
4.5 out of 5
359 ratings
#13 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1946; family-owned Italian store w/ sit-in
3
  • The Mess
    huge plate of onions, peppers, tomatoes, ham, eggs, hash browns w/ cheese melted on top; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1738 ratings
#10 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); "It is for those who enjoy huge amounts of delicious food" (from its website)
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Lexie's Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lexie's Joint ($)
(642 ratings)

212 Islington St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-4055
lexiesjoint.com
  • Stairway to Heaven (Burger)
    burger w/ braised short ribs, caramelized onions, BBQ & cheddar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
642 ratings
#20 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in taking regular meals & putting them on burgers
5
Two Sister's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Two Sister's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Two Sister's Kitchen Video ($$)
(166 ratings)

707 N Congress St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
166 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
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Beau Jo's Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beau Jo's PizzaSee Beau Jo's Pizza Video ($$)
(780 ratings)

1517 Miner St Map It!
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-4376
www.beaujos.com
  • The 14-er Pizza
    14-lb combo pizza w/ pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, green peppers, onions & mushrooms & topped w/ cheese; challenge: 2 persons eat a whole pie in 1 hr
4.0 out of 5
780 ratings
#19 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1973; ski hangout; specializing in CO-style pizzas (cheese on top of toppings held back by a "containment wall" outter crust); multiple locations in CO
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  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
    award-winning; won 1st place in "Best of Baltimore" '89 - '99; they will ship; looks good
  • Raw Oysters
4.0 out of 5
1063 ratings
#7 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1886; fresh seafood; written up in Southern Living, GQ & Baltimore Magazine; parts of movie "Sleepless in Seattle" & TV program "Homicide" were filmed here
8
Knockback Nats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Knockback Nats ($)
(261 ratings)

10 W 7th St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-1000
  • Smoked Wings
    smoked for 3 hrs & finished on flat top w/ homemade wing sauce
4.0 out of 5
261 ratings
#9 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); neighborhood bar serving BBQ
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Kravings: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kravings ($$$)
(1007 ratings)

18663 Ventura Blvd Map It!
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-7111
www.kravingsfusion.com/ht...
  • Brazilian Picanha
    10 oz. USDA choice cut from prime part of top sirloin, charcoal-grilled, thin sliced; served w/ Chimichurri sauce
4.0 out of 5
1007 ratings
#16 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Brazilian steakhouse w/ Brazilian dancers
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Lardo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lardo ($$)
(1127 ratings)

1212 SE Hawthorne St Map It!
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 234-7786
www.lardopdx.com
  • Griddled Mortadella Sandwich
    mortadella (balona-like) seared on the flat top & topped w/ provolone, marinated peppers & mustard aioli
  • Porchetta Sandwich
    roasted pork roll, sliced & grilled, served on ciabatta w/ gremolata (chopped herb condiment), caper mayo, crispy crackling, arugula; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1127 ratings
#18 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started as a food cart in 2010 & opened restaurant in 2011; everything is pork
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Peter Luger Steak House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Peter Luger Steak HouseSee Peter Luger Steak House Video ($$$$)
(5416 ratings)

178 Broadway Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
www.peterluger.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    dry-aged; for 2 persons; looks good
  • Sizzling Bacon
    thickly sliced; waiter-recommended
4.0 out of 5
5416 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); #4 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); established in 1887; "vatican of meat"; cash only or Peter Lugar credit card
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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Prince's Hot Chicken ShackSee Prince's Hot Chicken Shack Video ($)
(901 ratings)

123 Ewing Dr Map It!
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
901 ratings
#3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
13
Suppenkuche: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Suppenkuche ($$)
(3074 ratings)

525 Laguna St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9289
www.suppenkuche.com
  • Falscher Hase
    meatloaf stuffed w/ hard-boiled eggs & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ onion sauce & mashed potatoes
4.0 out of 5
3074 ratings
#14 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving German food & beer from different regions of Germany, w/ an emphasis on Bavarian cooking
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Tony Luke's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tony Luke'sSee Tony Luke's Video ($)
(1735 ratings)

39 E Oregon Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725
www.tonylukes.com
  • Cheesesteaks
    cooked in (low) 225-degree flat-top grill; cheese wiz on roll rather than on steak; looks good
  • Pizza Cheesesteak
    looks good
  • Italian Roast Pork Sandwich
    slow-roasted pork, au jus, sauteed broccoli rabe (or spinach) & sharp provolone on a fresh baked roll; Rachael adds sauteed hot peppers; looks good
  • Ultimate Cheesesteak Challenge
    challenge: 20-inch cheesesteak sub (equivalent to 6 cheese steak subs); Adam won
4.0 out of 5
1735 ratings
#6 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Pat's vs. Tony Luke's...Pat's won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1992; long lines; serves other sandwiches as well; bake their own bread
15
Vitek's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vitek's BBQ ($)
(351 ratings)

1600 Speight Ave Map It!
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 752-7591
viteksbbq.com
  • Gut Pack
    bed of Fritos topped w/ cheese, chopped beef, beans, sausage, bread, pickles, onions & jalapenos; usually served to-go
4.0 out of 5
351 ratings
#17 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1915
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5-8 Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
5-8 ClubSee 5-8 Club Video ($$)
(601 ratings)

5800 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 823-5858
www.5-8club.com
  • Juicy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
601 ratings
#1 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's...Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2); since 1928
17
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    pepper-crusted; approx. 1-lb served on rye bread; mustard is only condiment (mayo is a no-no); looks good
  • Reuben Sandwich
    open-faced & huge
3.5 out of 5
2147 ratings
[CLOSED]; #8 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1937; across from Carnegie Hall; all gargantuan sandwiches are overstuffed w/ at least one pound of meat..."if you can put your mouth around the sandwich, we made a mistake...if you finish, we made a mistake"-Owner Sandy Levine; many celebrities have eaten here
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Fifty/50: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fifty/50See Fifty/50 Video ($$)
(658 ratings)

2047 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
www.thefifty50.com
  • Four-Courser Sandwich
    whole pork shoulder rubbed & smoked 13-hrs over apple wood, pulled & tossed in gouda bechamel, topped w/ deep-fried jalapenos, sweet potato chips, mac 'n cheese waffle, smokey BBQ sauce on a pretzel bun
3.5 out of 5
658 ratings
#5 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); sports bar w/ 2 full bars, 19 flat screen TVs & a restaurant that offer 3 levels, each with a different "vibe"
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  • Famous Ferdi Sandwich
    po' boy packed w/ baked ham, roast beef, "debris" sauce & gravy, served dressed; looks good; secret is "debris" sauce
  • Bread Pudding
3.5 out of 5
4558 ratings
#11 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1938; New Orleans institution; long lines
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Pink's Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pink's Hot Dogs ($)
(6963 ratings)

709 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-4223
www.pinkshollywood.com
  • Hot Dog
    various toppings
3.5 out of 5
6963 ratings
#12 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1939; long lines; near Hollywood studios; many actors eat here w/ signed autographs all over the place
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 20-1"   (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
Aired on: March 16, 2014