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101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 80-61"

  (21 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 22, 2011 
Aired on: March 22, 2011 
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Cozy Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cozy Inn ($)
(213 ratings)

108 N 7th St Map It!
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 825-2699
cozyburger.com
  • Sliders
    chopped onions embedded in sliders; served only 1 way: w/ sliced pickle, mustard & ketchup (cheese is not an option)
4.5 out of 5
213 ratings
#69 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1922
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueSee Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Video ($$)
(1725 ratings)

246 W Willow St Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 476-4937
www.dinosaurbarbque.com
  • Beef Brisket
    looks good
  • Pulled Pork
    looks good; looks good
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pork Sket
    pulled pork and beef brisket; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1725 ratings
#61 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); "Best BBQ in northeast"; Other Recipes: Corn & Potato Chowder | Grilled Scallop Ceviche | Roasted Garlic & Chile-Crusted Pork Loin
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Kopp's Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kopp's Frozen Custard ($)
(500 ratings)

7631 W Layton Ave Map It!
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 282-4312
www.kopps.com
  • Frozen Custard
4.5 out of 5
500 ratings
#78 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); multiple locations; moved from original airing location (7631 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee)
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  • Texas Sized Round Rock Donut
    size of a tire
  • "World Famous" Glazed Round Rock Donut
  • Texas Donut
    2-lb, 14-inch donut
4.5 out of 5
1919 ratings
#64 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); long lines
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Brick Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick PitSee Brick Pit Video ($$)
(187 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
187 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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Chaps Pit Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chaps Pit BeefSee Chaps Pit Beef Video ($)
(1118 ratings)

5801 Pulaski Hwy Map It!
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 483-2379
www.chapspitbeef.com
  • Pit Beef Sandwich
    you can order medium rare to well done; w/ Tiger Sauce (horseradish & mayo mix)
  • 52Chaps Submarine
    pit beef, corned beef, ham sandwich
  • Bull Dog (hot dog sandwich)
    Beef-Sausage-Cheese; owner's favorite
  • Beef Rachel
    like a Reuben, but w/ beef; beef, Swiss cheese, cole slaw, Thousand island; looks good
  • Guy's Triple D
    created from last time Guy was on show; beef, corned beef, sausage; Guy adds sliced onion, Tiger sauce & mustard; looks good
  • Raven Sub
    Beef, Turkey, Corned Beef; Beef, Turkey, Corned Beef
4.0 out of 5
1118 ratings
#63 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1987; local favorite; City Paper awarded "Baltimore's Best" from 1991-2005; "when I roll back into Baltimore, there's one joint I gotta check out...Chaps Pit Beef"-Guy Fieri (his second showcasing of Chaps)
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Cherry Cricket: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cherry CricketSee Cherry Cricket Video ($$)
(2344 ratings)

2641 E 2nd Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666
www.cherrycricket.com
  • Cricket Burger
    signature burger; signature burger; Angus beef; most popular toppings is cream cheese & chopped jalapeno
  • Cricket Burger w/ Green Chili
    Aaron's toppings: bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, chopped ajalapenos and green chili strips; "best burger you'll ever eat"-Aaron Sanchez; looks good
  • Goober Burger
    burger w/ peanut butter and fried egg
4.0 out of 5
2344 ratings
#79 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); build-your-own burger w/ 21 toppings; throw dart at dartboard to choose your toppings
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El Guero Canelo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Guero CaneloSee El Guero Canelo Video ($)
(559 ratings)

5201 S 12th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
elguerocanelo.com
  • Tex-Mex Hot dog
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    bun from ingredients imported from Mexico; more traditional style; bacon-wrapped hot dog, topped pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno sauce and mayo
4.0 out of 5
559 ratings
#70 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo... BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1); started as a hot dog truck in 1993...now it's an establishment w/ multiple full-scale restaurants including a new opening in W. Phoenix
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  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; Thin crust; looks good
  • White Clam Pizza
    thin crust pizza topped w/ fresh clams, grated cheese, olive oil, fresh garlic & oregano; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2394 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); Tie for #73 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pepe's vs. Sally's; est. 1925; Bill Clinton made his own pie here
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  • Kitchen Sink
    ice cream sundae with 8 scoops of ice cream; finish in 1 hour and get ice cream for 1 year free
  • Kitchen Sink Sundae Challenge
    2-gallon sundae; Adam won
4.0 out of 5
1155 ratings
#76 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Original New York Systems Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Original New York Systems Restaurant ($)
(32 ratings)

424 Smith St Map It!
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 331-5349
  • Hot Dog
4.0 out of 5
32 ratings
#74 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • Reindeer pig-in-a-blanket
    signature dish; reindeer sausage link stuffed w/ cheddar & monterey pepper jack cheese & wrapped in homemade potato dough; looks good
  • Roadhouse Standard
    scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, toast
4.0 out of 5
263 ratings
#66 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1917; used to be a lodging for gold prospectors; rating might be for lodging
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  • Pies
    made from scratch w/ no preservatives; serving up to 23 variations every day
  • Fried Chicken
    popular
4.0 out of 5
855 ratings
#68 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Amish restaurant
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  • Buffet
    200 food items (leg of lamb, sushi, pizza, king crab legs, sea bass, suckling pig, beef wellington and much, much more)
3.5 out of 5
4522 ratings
#75 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); live-action cooking stations offering Italian, Japanese, Chinese, seafood and American cuisines; 200+ food items; long lines
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  • Chili spaghetti
  • Chili
    sweet & salty tomato-based w/ bull meat round; served minimally on spaghetti ("two way")
  • 5 Way Chili
    spaghetti, chili, beans, chopped white onions, shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
210 ratings
#65 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1940; James Beard Award (American Regional Classic); open 24-hours a day, 6 days a week; chili ordered 3-way (spaghetti+chili+mound of shredded cheese), 4-way (+onions or beans), or 5-way (+onions+beans)
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Goodson's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Goodson's Cafe ($$)
(402 ratings)

27931 State Hwy 249 Map It!
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 351-1749
www.goodsonscafetomball.c...
  • Chicken fried steak
  • Chicken-Fried Steak
    really a beef steak; looks good
3.5 out of 5
402 ratings
#62 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Grill House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill HouseSee Grill House Video ($$)
(86 ratings)

1071 32nd St Map It!
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 686-9192
www.grillhouse.net
  • Steaks
    Grill-your-own steak
3.5 out of 5
86 ratings
#71 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Grill-your-own steak; "Jack" the ghost lives there
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Iguanas: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Iguanas ($)
(1633 ratings)

330 S 3rd St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95112
(669) 255-0600
www.burritozilla.com
  • Burritozilla
    5-lb burrito; 5-lb, 18-inch burrito using 5 tortillas
3.5 out of 5
1633 ratings
#67 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); established in 1994
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  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
261 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
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Sally's Apizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sally's ApizzaSee Sally's Apizza Video ($$)
(601 ratings)

237 Wooster St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-5271
  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; Thin crust
3.5 out of 5
601 ratings
Tie for #73 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pepe's vs. Sally's; Frank Sinatra ate here
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  • Hamburger w/ Krispy Kreme doughnut as bun
  #72 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown - "Countdown 80-61"   (21 restaurants)    
Aired on: March 22, 2011 
Aired on: March 22, 2011