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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "All American"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 12, 2011 
Aired on: September 12, 2011 
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  • Beef Wellington
    center-cut filet mignon, grilled, wrapped in puff pastry with Hudson Valley foie gras, mushroom duxelles and black truffles with sauce Perigueux; looks good
4.5 out of 5
100 ratings
French elegant decor (exposed beams and stone-studdd walls)
2
Four & Twenty Blackbirds: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Four & Twenty BlackbirdsSee Four & Twenty Blackbirds Video ($$)
(685 ratings)

439 3rd Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
birdsblack.com
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie
    salted caramel is put into apple pie mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
685 ratings
renovated to restore the original tin walls and wood floor
3
Happy Dog: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Happy DogSee Happy Dog Video ($)
(637 ratings)

5801 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-9474
www.happydogcleveland.com
  • Hot Dogs
    can choose from 50 homemade toppings; served on Chicago-style poppy seed bun; Michael gets w/ chunky peanut butter, Sriracha hot sauce and "alien" pickle relish (concoction created by his stepson Kyle)
4.0 out of 5
637 ratings
neighborhood corner serving hot dogs and beer, and "lots" of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka
4
Lloyd's Carrot Cake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lloyd's Carrot CakeSee Lloyd's Carrot Cake Video ($)
(189 ratings)

6087 Broadway Map It!
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-9020
www.lloydscarrotcake.com
  • Carrot Cake
    extra amounts of nutmeg & cinnamon makes it special; "this carrot cake is an Oscar-winning movie star...the Katharine Hepburn of desserts"-Alex Guarnaschelli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
est. 1985; quaint but staple bakery serving the neighborhood and beyond
5
Old Fashioned: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Old FashionedSee Old Fashioned Video ($$)
(1785 ratings)

23 N Pinckney St Map It!
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 310-4545
theoldfashioned.com
  • Fried Cheese Curds
    house-made fresh Wisconsin, beer battered and deep fried; served w/ smoked Spanish paprika aioli on side; "it was the best food experience of my entire life"-Troy Johnson; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1785 ratings
est. 2005; inspired by the traditions of Wisconsin taverns and supper clubs
6
Bar-B-Q King: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bar-B-Q KingSee Bar-B-Q King Video ($)
(146 ratings)

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 399-8344
www.barbqking.com
  • Bar-B-Q Chicken
    fried chicken dunked in vinegar-based BBQ sauce; "cross between fried chicken, BBQ chicken and chicken wings"; looks good
  • Pulled Pork
3.5 out of 5
146 ratings
since 1959; institution drive-in w/ car hop service
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Junior's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Junior'sSee Junior's Video ($$)
(1600 ratings)

386 Flatbush Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 852-5257
orderjuniorsbrooklyn.com
  • Cheesecake
    New York style cheesecake; sponge cake crust (rather than graham cracker); "I literally never tasted a cheesecake quite as good as Junior's"-Rocco Dispirito
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    multi-layered tall cake
3.5 out of 5
1600 ratings
#34 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950
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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
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "All American"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 12, 2011 
Aired on: September 12, 2011