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101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 80-61"

  (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
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Hot Doug's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hot Doug's [CLOSED] ($)
(3155 ratings)

3324 N California Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550
hotdougs.com
  • Sausage
    range from 12-25 variations each day (including alligator, kangaroo, antelope, buffalo, rattlesnake); "Classic Chicago Dog": beef hot dog on poppy seed bun topped w/ yellow mustard, onions, sweet neon-green relish, tomatoes, and a slice of dilled pickle (hot peppers optional)
4.5 out of 5
3155 ratings
[CLOSED]; #79 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #4 (America's Best: American Classics); serve only sausages & french fries; cash only; long lines
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Adam's Grub Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Adam's Grub Truck ($$)
(313 ratings)

601 Mission Bay Blvd N Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 307-8844
adamsgrubtruck.com
  • Adam Bomb
    6-lb sandwich w/ fried chicken, pulled pork, jalapenos, eggs, SPAM & bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwich buns; served /w chicken nugget as a garnish; if you can finish in 30 minutes, it's free
4.0 out of 5
313 ratings
#66 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 2011; food truck serving "Asian-fusion gourmet hangover food" -Adam Lee (owner); known for it messy foods; check website to find location
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Blind Mule: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blind Mule ($$)
(88 ratings)

57 N Claiborne St Map It!
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 694-6853
  • Chili Cheeseburger
    half-pound beef patty topped w/ homemade black bean chili, jalapeno queso & fried onion straws; looks (sloppily) good
4.0 out of 5
88 ratings
#75 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in Southern cuisine
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Daily Catch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Daily CatchSee Daily Catch Video ($$)
(1512 ratings)

323 Hanover St Map It!
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-8567
thedailycatch.com
  • Lobster Fra Diavolo
    1 1/4-lb lobster, littleneck clams, shrimp, mussels & calamari simmered in a 'spicy as you like' seafood tomato sauce over imported linguine fini pasta served al'dente
  • Feast of Seven Fishes
    lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, stewed in tomato-base sauce w/ crab, served on linguine & served w/ "side" of broiled haddock, monkfish marsala
4.0 out of 5
1512 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); #77 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1973; so small (only 10 tables), you can watch them cook in open kitchen
5
Double Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Double Dogs ($$)
(129 ratings)

1780 Scottsville Rd Map It!
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 843-9357
www.doubledogs.biz
  • Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos
    nachos served in a dog bowl; white corn tortilla chips, homemade chili, Italian sausage, refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, homemade Pepper Jack cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos & lime sour cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
129 ratings
#65 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); dog-theme & dog-friendly
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Gumbo Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gumbo Shop ($$)
(3062 ratings)

630 Saint Peter St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-1486
www.gumboshop.com
  • Chicken Andouille Gumbo
    boneless chicken, Andouille (a Cajun Sausage), okra & seasonings simmered in chicken stock; "Selected by locals as the best Gumbo in the city!" (from its website); looks good
4.0 out of 5
3062 ratings
#74 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
7
Jethro's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jethro's BBQ ($$)
(293 ratings)

3100 Forest Ave Map It!
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 279-3300
www.jethrosdesmoines.com
  • Adam Emmenecker Challenge
    challenge: 12-inch deep fried pork tenderloin, 2 buffalo chicken tenders, angus steak cheeseburger, bacon, beef brisket, 2 fried cheddar cheese cubes, smothered in cheese sauce, plus 1-lb of waffle fries..all in 15 minutes; Adam lost
  • Hot Wings
    voted best wings in Des Moines for 3 consecutive years; smoked and then flash fried; looks good
  • The Jethro
    (huge) sandwich w/ battered & fried pork tenderloin, Carolina style pulled pork, house smoked pit ham, double order of thick slab bacon & topped w/ aged white cheddar cheese sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
293 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites); #69 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; big food portions and beer served in mason jars
8
Kegel's Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kegel's Inn ($$)
(146 ratings)

5901 W National Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 257-9999
kegelsinn.com
  • Hasenpfeffer
    marinated rabbit stew prepared w/ special seasonings & vegetables; served over a bed of noodles
4.0 out of 5
146 ratings
#71 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1924; authentic German beer hall & restaurant w/ murals, leaded glass & heavy wooden beams
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Martha Lou's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martha Lou's KitchenSee Martha Lou's Kitchen Video ($)
(327 ratings)

1068 Morrison Dr Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583
marthalouskitchen.com
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Okra Stew
    tomato-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
327 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); #70 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1983; legendary known for its soul food in pink house
10
Tom + Chee: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tom + CheeSee Tom + Chee Video ($)
(229 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
tomandchee.com
  • The Armagoetta
    grilled cheese sandwich: goetta (Cincinnati sausage patty), Pepper Jack cheese, grilled hot peppers, fried onions & sweet hot mustard; looks good
  • Blueberry Blue Grilled Cheese Doughnut
    grilled cheese sandwich: mozzarella, blue cheese, blueberry compote w/ sliced glazed doughnut as buns; looks messy (good)
4.0 out of 5
229 ratings
#76 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; creative selections of grilled cheese; menu varies; Tom+Chee is restaurant lingo for Tomato & Cheese (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich)
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Tomasita's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tomasita's ($$)
(739 ratings)

500 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-5721
  • Burritos Grandes
    served w/ cheese & choice of red, green, or vegetarian red or green chile or both (half red, half green called the "Christmas burrito"); looks good
4.0 out of 5
739 ratings
#64 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); housed in former train station for the Chili Line that hauled thousands of pounds of chilis from NM to CO
12
Church Brew Works: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Church Brew Works ($$)
(1057 ratings)

3525 Liberty Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 688-8200
www.churchbrew.com
  • Untraditional Pierogies
    vary from week to week; highlighted on show was Rattlesnake-Cactus Pierogies topped w/ chipotle corn sauce
  • Buffalo Chicken Pierogie Saute
    potato & cheese pierogies tossed w/ beer braised chicken & celery; finished w/ a zesty buffalo cream sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1057 ratings
#67 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); restored church now a brewery & restaurant serving bar food w/ a twist
13
La Fonda: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La FondaSee La Fonda Video ($$)
(170 ratings)

169 E 106th St Map It!
New York, NY 10029
(212) 410-7292
www.fondaboricua.com
  • Monfongaso
    really big mofongo (mashed fried green plantains w/ pulled pork and topped w/ escabeche...pepper & onion sauce)
3.5 out of 5
170 ratings
#72 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
14
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn ($$)
(172 ratings)

2840 W Parrish Ave Map It!
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-8143
www.moonlite.com
  • Mutton
    adult sheep smoked over hickory; Trivia: lamb is sheep less than 1 yr old...mutton is aged 1-5 yrs.
  • Burgoo
    thick stew w/ mutton, beef & chicken
3.5 out of 5
172 ratings
#68 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1963; started as a 30-seat restaurant, now a full-blown 350-seat establishment w/ processing plant & catering dept serving 10,000-lbs of mutton each week
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Morrison Hotel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Morrison Hotel [CLOSED]See Morrison Hotel Video ($)
(49 ratings)

719 SE Morrison St Map It!
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-7080
  • Cheesy Pig Fries
    home-cut fries topped w/ "gobs of cheese", pulled pork, more cheese, BBQ sauce; looks messy (good)
3.5 out of 5
49 ratings
[CLOSED]; #62 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); only a pub serving comfort food...not a hotel (anymore); serving over 100 types of beer
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  • Brisket Sandwich
    slow-cooked & smoked using hickory wood for 9 hrs; topped w/ Sonny's BBQ sauce; "one of the best beef sandwiches you'll ever have"-Adam Richman; looks good
3.5 out of 5
393 ratings
#80 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1910; awarded and mentioned in various publications (including James Beard Award - Regional Classic - 2000)
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Tally's Good Food Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tally's Good Food Cafe ($)
(201 ratings)

1102 S Yale Ave Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 835-8039
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    flattened & tenderized steak, battered & fried; topped w/ gravy & served w/ eggs & hash browns
3.5 out of 5
201 ratings
#63 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); retro 50s-style diner décor; long lines
18
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    large-sized
3.0 out of 5
231 ratings
#78 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1952; truck stop & cafe
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PYT: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PYT [CLOSED]See PYT Video ($$)
(813 ratings)

1050 N Hancock St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 964-9009
pytburger.com
  • Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger
    beef patty burger topped w/ cheese, bacon & two deep-fried Twinkies as its bun
  • Chicken & Beer Burger
    off-menu item; fried chicken cutlet topped w/ fried wonton filled w/ beer, pimento cheese, pickled green tomato
3.0 out of 5
813 ratings
[CLOSED]; #61 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); "home to America's craaaziest burgers" serving "boozy" adult shakes (from its website)
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Rex Restaurant Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rex Restaurant Bar & Grill [CLOSED]See Rex Restaurant Bar & Grill Video ($$)
(73 ratings)

2401 Montana Ave Map It!
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-7477
  • Bacon Wrapped Bison Filet
    wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon, topped w/ Maytag bleu cheese crumbles & onion crisps w/ rosemary demi glace
  • Garlic-Roasted Bison Filet
    topped w/ cognac dijon mustard sauce
2.5 out of 5
73 ratings
[CLOSED]; #73 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Buffalo Bill's chef opened in 1910; celebrity sightings: Clint Eastwood
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 80-61"   (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 16, 2014 
Aired on: March 16, 2014