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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Frightfully Good"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 24, 2011 
Aired on: October 24, 2011 
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Animal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Animal ($$$)
(3272 ratings)

435 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225
www.animalrestaurant.com
  • Pig Tails
    brined, cut up, deep-fried and tossed in hot sauce; "it's the chicken wing of the pig"-Michael Symon
  • Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar
4.0 out of 5
3272 ratings
opened in 2008; accolades include Food & Wine Best New Chefs of 2009, two James Beard nominations, Rising Star Chefs by Star Chefs and Wine List of the Year by GQ Magazine
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Extra Virgin: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Extra VirginSee Extra Virgin Video ($$)
(377 ratings)

1900 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2205
www.extravirginkc.com
  • Duck Tongue Tacos
    mixed w/ duck neck meat, put in taco shell and topped w/ spicy pickled onions and queso fresco
4.0 out of 5
377 ratings
chef Michael Smith won James Beard Award (Best Chef in the Midwest)
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Ferdinando's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ferdinando's ($$)
(176 ratings)

151 Union St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-1545
  • Vastedda (Spleen Sandwich)
    boiled, dried and aged for 10 days, sliced into small pieces, sauteed in pork lard and served on Sicilian-style bun and topped w/ ricotta & pecorino romano cheese; "one of the best things I've ever eaten"-Scott Conant
  • Sausage Parmesan
    baked in oven, sliced & cooked in tomato sauce; served on homemade roll, as a hero or on a plate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
176 ratings
est. 1904; iconic Italian eatery
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Hilltop Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hilltop Inn ($$)
(36 ratings)

1100 Harmony Way Map It!
Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 422-1757
www.wegotbrains.com
  • Jumbo Brain Sandwich
    pork brain, battered, deep-fried in oil & lard and served on a bun
4.0 out of 5
36 ratings
est. 1839
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Sage: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sage ($$$$)
(1075 ratings)

3732 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 230-2742
www.arialasvegas.com/dini...
  • St. George Vert Absinthe
    to prep: pour absinthe in cognac glass, pour orange juice and splash of orange bitters in rocks glass, light up absinthe in cognac glass and pour into rocks glass while still flaming, covering the rocks glass until the flame is exhausted; with smoke accumulated in cognac glass, bring to customer to inhale the absinthe fumes with straw; lastly, drink OJ-absinthe mix
4.0 out of 5
1075 ratings
at Aria resort; "serves contemporary American cuisine spiced with global influences in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere" (from its website)
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Xi'an Famous Foods: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Xi'an Famous FoodsSee Xi'an Famous Foods Video ($)
(1552 ratings)

81 St Marks Pl Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 786-2068
www.xianfoods.com
  • Spicy & Tingly Lamb Face Salad
    pieces of a lamb's face (including cheek, tongue and eyeball) tossed in chopped veggies and stir-fried
4.0 out of 5
1552 ratings
written up in multiple publications including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and New York Times
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Feast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Feast [CLOSED] ($$$)
(306 ratings)

219 Westheimer Rd Map It!
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-7788
  • Rabbit Liver & Kidney's on Toast
    pan-fried, finished w/ duck demi-glace and served on homemade toasted bread
3.5 out of 5
306 ratings
[CLOSED]; multiple recognitions including 2 James Beard award nominations
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Griffou: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Griffou [CLOSED] ($$$)
(123 ratings)

21 W 9th St Map It!
New York, NY 10011
(212) 358-0228
  • Venison Tartare
    served w/ deep-fried rice chips; "one of the best things I've ever eaten"-Anne Thornton
3.5 out of 5
123 ratings
[CLOSED]; used to be a boarding house where Edgar Allen Poe used to stay at; no longer a hotel; supposedly haunted; "bohemian, creative, stylish atmosphere"
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Frightfully Good"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 24, 2011 
Aired on: October 24, 2011