Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Fried and Gone to Heaven"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 3, 2020 
Aired on: February 3, 2020 
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Dabney ($$$$)
(751 ratings)

122 Blagden Aly NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015
  • Fried Sugar Toads
    buttermilk fried blowfish tail, doused in hot honey glaze & served w/ salad & buttermilk dressing; "it's a flavor explosion!" -Elena Besser
4.5 out of 5
751 ratings
est. 2015; locally sourced farm-to-table Mid-Atlantic cuisine, served inside a former row house
Fox Bros. Bar-B-QSee Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(4030 ratings)

1238 Dekalb Ave Ne Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
  • Chicken Fried Ribs
    "a little bit of heaven in your mouth!" -Marc Murphy; double sided, thick cut smoked ribs that are breaded, deep-fried & served w/ housemade white BBQ sauce
  • Fox Bros. "Burger"
    chopped Brisket topped w/ bacon, tomato, red onion, pickles, melted pimento cheese & jalapeno mayo on a buttered, toasted brioche bun; looks good
  • Brisket Chili
    chopped brisket cooked w/ diced white onion, jalapeno, garlic, stewed tomatoes, adobo sauce & other spices; served w/ cheese, onions, jalapenos on top of basket corn chips
  • Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
    fresh jalapenos stuffed w/ BBQ pork & cream cheese & deep fried; served w/ ranch; looks good
  • The Everything Plate
    choice of four meat portions: pulled pork/ beef brisket (chopped/sliced)/ 1/4 chicken/ ribs/ 4 wings; Buddy gets ribs, brisket, wings & pulled pork; looks good
  • Beef Short Rib
    9-inch, bone in beef rib w/ salt & pepper rub; smoked over oak & hickory for 12 hrs; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
4030 ratings
opened in 2007; owned & operated by twin brothers; Other Recipes: Bar-B-Q Brisket Chili | Brisket
Pizzeria Toro ($$)
(808 ratings)

105 E Chapel Hill St Map It!
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 908-6936
  • Crispy Pig Ears
    strips of dredged & fried pig ears on a bed of seasonal fruit mostarda w/ white whine & spices; "it has it all!" -Pati Jinich; looks good
4.5 out of 5
808 ratings
opened in 2012; modern pizza parlor w/ wood fired pies, Italian wines, beers & cocktails
Proxi ($$$)
(439 ratings)

565 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 466-1950
  • Tempura Elotes
    corn fritters topped w/ Japanese mayo, Grana Padano cheese, chives, lime & chili powder; "pure, deep-fried fantastic-ness!" -Jeff Mauro; looks good
4.0 out of 5
439 ratings
est. 2017; features global street food & multi-cultural cuisine
Straw Catering [CLOSED]See Straw Catering Video ($$)
(1749 ratings)

203 Octavia Blvd Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-3663
  • Donut Breakfast Sandwich
    house donuts w/ vanilla bean glaze, fried egg, cheddar jack cheese & avocado, served w/ hash browns; "some scientific evolution of flavors!" -Shinmin Li; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
1749 ratings
[CLOSED]; themed restaurant w/ carnival fare
Tumble 22 Chicken Joint ($$)
(949 ratings)

7211 Burnet Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 520-1998
  • "The O.G." Classic Hot Chicken Sandwich
    all natural breast topped w/ coleslaw, bread & butter pickles & house mayo; "meaty, spicy, flavorful, filling!" -Ali Khan
4.0 out of 5
949 ratings
opened in 2018; menu highlights "all natural Texas chicken" w/ signature spice blend & various house sauces
Salo Salo Kitchen ($$)
(409 ratings)

2530 Amar Rd Map It!
West Covina, CA 91792
(626) 964-4095
  • Crispy Pata
    pork hocks w/ crispy rinds, served w/ tomato, vinegar & papaya; "one of the most addictive things you will ever, ever eat!" -Simon Majumdar
3.5 out of 5
409 ratings
family owned & operated for 20+ years; authentic Filipino restaurant serving traditional specialties
Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Fried and Gone to Heaven"
  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 3, 2020 
Aired on: February 3, 2020