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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "As Good As Mom's"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 3, 2011 
Aired on: October 3, 2011 
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B & H Dairy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
B & H DairySee B & H Dairy Video ($)
(457 ratings)

127 2nd Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-8065
  • Blueberry Blintzes
    blueberry preserves wrapped in crepe-like skin, shaped into a roll and pan-fried and topped w/ blueberry pie filling
4.5 out of 5
457 ratings
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  • Soondubu Jjigae
    spicy soft tofu stew w/ squid, octopus, oysters, shrimp and clams served w/ raw egg at the end
4.0 out of 5
1054 ratings
opened in 1997; main ingredient in many food items is tofu
3
Lukshon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
LukshonSee Lukshon Video ($$$)
(906 ratings)

3239 Helms Ave Map It!
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-6808
www.lukshon.com
  • Spicy Chicken Pops
    Shelton Farms' drumettes, garlic, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), spicy sichuan salt; like an Asian version of the chicken wing (except drumettes); looks good
4.0 out of 5
906 ratings
won AIA Restaurant Design Award (2011)
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Salty Tart: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty TartSee Salty Tart Video ($$)
(167 ratings)

920 E Lake St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 874-9206
www.saltytart.com
  • Coconut Macaroons
    toasty crunchy exterior and chewy coconut interior; looks good; "better than my mom's"-Andrew Zimmern
  • Surly Cake
    rich chocolate cake (secret ingredient: Surly beer) layered w/ creamy filling; looks good
4.0 out of 5
167 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); est. 2008; multiple James Beard nominee; "For everyone who believes that when life gives you lemons, you make a lemon-filled tart. Or better yet, you have a master pastry chef make it for you." (from its website)
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Spago: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
SpagoSee Spago Video ($$$$)
(1937 ratings)

176 N Canon Dr Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
www.wolfgangpuck.com/rest...
  • Kaiserschmarrn
    kaiser="emperor"; schmarrn="mishmash"; Austrian pancake traditionally served on Sunday afternoons to children as their dinner; souffle-like pancake served on bed of sauteed strawberries
4.0 out of 5
1937 ratings
flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group; awarded the 2005 Outstanding Service Award by the James Beard Foundation
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La Poubelle Bistro: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Poubelle BistroSee La Poubelle Bistro Video ($$)
(530 ratings)

5907 Franklin Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-0807
lapoubellebistro.com
  • Coq Au Vin
    braised organic chicken, market vegetables, thyme roasted potatoes, herbed Burgundy sauce; fall-off the bone
3.5 out of 5
530 ratings
opened in 1969; Hollywood landmark
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  • Cavatelli Broccoli Rabe & Sausage
    cavatelli (pasta) w/ sausage, broccoli rabe and garlic; looks good
3.5 out of 5
144 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Suenos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Suenos [CLOSED]See Suenos Video ($$$)
(210 ratings)

311 W 17th St Map It!
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-1333
  • Chile Mecco Relleno
    slow cooked pulled pork, pine nuts, black currants, green olives stuffed in a chile mecco (smaller than traditional), battered and fried and topped w/ scallion crema
3.5 out of 5
210 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2003; one of New York's favorite hideaways
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "As Good As Mom's"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 3, 2011 
Aired on: October 3, 2011