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101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 60-41"

  (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 23, 2011 
Aired on: March 23, 2011 
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Doe's Eat Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doe's Eat PlaceSee Doe's Eat Place Video ($$$)
(104 ratings)

502 Nelson St Map It!
Greenville, MS 38701
(662) 334-3315
www.doeseatplace.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    aged 45 days; signature cut; steak pan-drippings is poured back onto steak
4.5 out of 5
104 ratings
#44 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard award winning; Other Recipes: Tamales
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Pappy's Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pappy's SmokehouseSee Pappy's Smokehouse Video ($$)
(3379 ratings)

3106 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-4340
pappyssmokehouse.com
  • Big Ben (BBQ)
    6-lbs total: full slab of ribs, beef brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, quarter chicken, fries and sides; looks good; 6-lbs total: full slab of Ribs, a Beef Brisket and a Pork sandwich, 1/4 Chicken and 4 sides; looks good
  • BBQ
    brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey
  • Frito Pie
    Fritos topped with your choice of meat, baked beans, cheddar cheese and onion
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    "off-the-chart amazing!"-Danielle Dimovski
  • Ribs
    house specialty; baby back ribs dry-rubbed & slow smoked over apple & cherry wood; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3379 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); #48 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; "voted #1 in city"; close when they sell out; cooked in floor-to-ceiling smoker "Walter" ("you're really not a true redneck unless you name your smoker"); created new menu item "Adam" Bomb (for Adam Richman) - A Big Ben with a Hot Link Frito Pie
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Big Jud's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Jud'sSee Big Jud's Video ($)
(213 ratings)

1289 S Protest Rd Map It!
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 343-4439
www.bigjudsboise.com
  • Double Big-Jud Special (burger)
    Two 1-lb platter-sized patties
4.0 out of 5
213 ratings
#43 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
4
Big Mama's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Mama's Kitchen ($$)
(174 ratings)

3223 N 45th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 455-6262
www.bigmamaskitchen.com
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
    signature dish; season w/ homemade rub, marinated in buttermilk dusted with flour and oven-fried
  • Afro Burger
    very spicy-hot burger shaped in a sausage, soaked in BBQ sauce and served in a hotdog bun
  • Pig Ears Sandwich
    balogna-like; served w/ mustard and chopped onions between hamburger buns
4.0 out of 5
174 ratings
#56 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Soul food
5
Cecilia's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cecilia's Cafe ($)
(234 ratings)

230 6th St SW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-7070
www.ceciliascafe.com
  • Fireman's burrito
    served w/ an apron
  • Carne Adovada
    chunks of tender pork marinated in red chile (Albuqueque-style chili); top seller; looks good
  • Chicharone Burrito
    a top seller; topped w/ red or green chile (Guy had red)
  • Stuffed Sopaipillas
    Machaca (beef) burrito
4.0 out of 5
234 ratings
#45 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Northern Mexican food
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Chino Bandido: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chino BandidoSee Chino Bandido Video ($)
(1619 ratings)

15414 N 19th Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-3639
www.chinobandido.com
  • Jade Red Chicken
    fried chicken strips, deep-fried & covered in red sauce; can be served on rice or as a quesadilla; looks good
  • Machaca
    shredded beef w/ garlic, onion, tomato & cilantro; can be served in quesadilla, burrito or in fried rice
  • Pollo Diablo
    lightly coated, deep-fried chicken w/ garlic, onions & red hot peppers; "If you're from Iowa, you probably can't handle it!"
4.0 out of 5
1619 ratings
#41 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1990; combo/fusion of Chinese & Mexican; started as a 1000-sq-ft, 16-seat "hole-in-the-wall" that expanded to 5000-sq-ft w/ 150 seats; another location in Chandler, AZ
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Juan In A Million: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Juan In A MillionSee Juan In A Million Video ($)
(1654 ratings)

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-3872
www.juaninamillion.com
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco Challenge
    challenge: eat as many tacos, no time limit, beat record of 7 (at time of airing); Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
1654 ratings
#53 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1980
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Matt's Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Matt's Bar ($)
(1311 ratings)

3500 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-7072
mattsbar.com
  • Jucy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good; Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; purposely spelled wrong; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1311 ratings
#47 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's... Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2)
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  • Ice Cream
    funky flavor ice creams such as Lox, Doughnut, Corn on the Cob, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Cupcake, Beer & Nuts
4.0 out of 5
183 ratings
#51 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Rosie O'Donnell & Kevin James have visited
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Sodolak's Original Country Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sodolak's Original Country Inn ($$)
(45 ratings)

9711 Fm 60 Rd E Map It!
Snook, TX 77878
(979) 272-6002
  • Chicken-Fried Bacon
4.0 out of 5
45 ratings
#42 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
11
Superdawg Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Superdawg Drive-InSee Superdawg Drive-In Video ($)
(1445 ratings)

6363 N Milwaukee Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 763-0660
www.superdawg.com
  • Superdawg
    hot dogs
  • Hot Dog
    "Superdawg"; toppings: mustard, relish, onion, pickle, green-pickled tomato
4.0 out of 5
1445 ratings
#46 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); started as a hot dog stand in 1948; a Chicago institution, internationally known; where the hot dog statues are on top of rooftop; have car hop service
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Tommy DiNic's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tommy DiNic'sSee Tommy DiNic's Video ($)
(1951 ratings)

1136 Arch St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 923-6175
www.tommydinics.com
  • Roast Pork Sandwich
    looks good; winner of Best Sandwich (Northeast & America); get w/ sharp provolone & sauted broccoli rabe; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1951 ratings
Best Sandwich in America (#1 Winner) ; #50 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); at Reading Terminal Market; started as a butcher shop in South Philly in 1918
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Big Lou's Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Lou's PizzaSee Big Lou's Pizza Video ($$)
(611 ratings)

2048 S Ww White Rd Map It!
San Antonio, TX 78222
(210) 337-0707
  • Big Lou 42"
    42-inch pizza
  • BBQ Brisket Pizza
    looks good
  • Big Lou "42"
    42-inch pizza; looks good
3.5 out of 5
611 ratings
#52 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
14
Chick & Ruth's Delly: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chick & Ruth's Delly ($$)
(806 ratings)

165 Main St Map It!
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 269-6737
chickandruths.com
  • 6-lb milkshake
  • Colossal Challenge
    challenge - 6-lb milkshake and 1.5-lb sandwich; Adam won
3.5 out of 5
806 ratings
#57 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Sylvia's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sylvia's RestaurantSee Sylvia's Restaurant Video ($$)
(1602 ratings)

328 Malcolm X Blvd Map It!
New York, NY 10027
(212) 996-0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
  • Fried Chicken
    2nd top seller; option of regular home fried or "smothered" (topped w/ gravy); looks good
  • Banana Pudding
    Southern-style
  • Fried Chicken w/ Waffles
  • Spicy BBQ Ribs
  • BBQ Ribs
    top seller; "sweet & sassy"; marinated in spices for 24 hrs & braised in vinegar
3.5 out of 5
1602 ratings
#60 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1962; self-proclaimed "Queen of Soul Food"; Liza Minnelli, Beyonce, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama have visited; long lines
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Country Pancake House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Country Pancake HouseSee Country Pancake House Video ($$)
(463 ratings)

140 E Ridgewood Ave Map It!
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 444-8395
www.countrypancakehouse.n...
  • Pancakes
    medium: 4 stack, 8-inch wide pancakes; large: 2 stack, 12-inch wide pancakes; huge amount of toppings; medium: 4 stack, 8-inch wide pancakes; large: 2 stack, 12-inch wide pancakes; huge amount of toppings
3.0 out of 5
463 ratings
#49 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • BBQ Spaghetti
  • Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Spaghetti
  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
3.0 out of 5
335 ratings
#55 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1979 first as a grocery store to provide his disabled son with a job; recognized as one of the best BBQ (People Magazine, Vogue, USA Today)
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Munchies 420 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Munchies 420 Cafe ($$)
(210 ratings)

6639 Superior Ave Map It!
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 929-9893
www.munchies420cafe.com
  • Fat Daddy
    2-foot long of 6 burgers, 3 Philly cheesesteaks, 22 slices of cheese, 6 chicken fingers, 6 mozzarella sticks, 6 onion rings and mountain of spuds (fries); cheeseburger, philly works, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, spuds; looks good
  • Fat Sandy
    2 cheeseburgers, mac-n-cheese, chicken fingers, onion hoops, spuds; looks good
  • Mystery Challenge
    challenge varies; "Fire in your hole" wings; Adam lost (didn't even finish one)
3.0 out of 5
210 ratings
#59 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); stuffed "fat" sandwiches look good
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Steak & Main: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Steak & Main ($$)
(141 ratings)

107 S Main St Map It!
North East, MD 21901
(410) 287-3512
www.mysteakandmain.com
  • Great Steak Challenge
    74-oz of steaks (5 types) plus string fries and veges in 1 hour; challenge: 5 steaks (74 oz) + sides in 1 hour; Adam lost
3.0 out of 5
141 ratings
#54 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • Mission Burrito
    5-lb burrito; flank steak, beans, rice, salsa, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce & tomatoes
  • Super Meat Burrito
3.0 out of 5
858 ratings
#58 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1967; birthplace of the mission-style burrito; large portions
101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 60-41"   (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 23, 2011 
Aired on: March 23, 2011