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Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Mess Hall"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 20, 2022 
Aired on: February 20, 2022 
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Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Mess Hall"
  • "The Hawg Dawg"
    all beef bacon-wrapped hot dog, covered in pulled pork, slaw & bbq sauce, served w/ side of choice; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
41 ratings
old fashioned Southern comfort food, burger & barbecue spot
Brick & Flour ($$)
(1889 ratings)

1015 N Pacific Ave Map It!
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 484-8449
brickandflour.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Mess Hall"
  • Carne Asada Fries
    French fries, melted cheese, house salsa, guacamole, chipotle aioli, cilantro avocado aioli, sour cream; "no utensil required" -Fabio Viviani
4.0 out of 5
1889 ratings
classic Mexican staples w/ an artisanal twist
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video ($$)
(610 ratings)

2406 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
www.daidue.com
  • Cemita Ahogada
    house bun, beef chuck & broth, Oaxaca cheese, refried beans, radish, cabbage, cilantro & mayo; "deep, deep, savory flavors here" -Ali Khan
  • Venison Enchilada
    layered dish w/ venison-based picadillo, cheddar, tortilla topped w/ fried egg & crema
4.0 out of 5
610 ratings
est. 2006; locally sourced, farm-to-table chic restaurant & butcher shop
Fat Sal'sSee Fat Sal's Video ($$)
(2454 ratings)

1300 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(855) 682-4373
www.fatsalsdeli.com
  • "Fat Anthony" Sandwich
    ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, lettuce, tomato, fries, vinaigrette, marinara, on a hero; looks good!
  • Fat Jerry Fat Sandwich
    cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, crisp bacon, fried eggs, fries, mayo, ketchup on hero bun (called "fat bread"); named after Jerry Ferrara--co-owner & former star of HBO's show "Entourage"; looks good
  • Meat Luv'rz Pizza Rolls
    ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, provolone, mozzarella stuffed in a crispy spring roll wrapper & deep-fried & served w/ side of marinara
4.0 out of 5
2454 ratings
opened in 2010; bringing NY-style signature "fat" sandwiches to LA; couple of blocks from UCLA; another location in Hollywood
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Mess Hall"
  • Peach & Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs
    pork ribs smoked over cherry wood & onion, coated in brown sugar honey glaze; looks good
4.0 out of 5
700 ratings
est. 2015; seasonal restaurant specializing in pit smoked bbq
Pork & Mindy's [CLOSED] ($$)
(267 ratings)

1623 N Milwaukee Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 799-8759
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Mess Hall"
  • "Bao to the Pork"
    top seller; hickory smoked pork shoulder, pickled daikon & carrot, house sauce, cucumber jalapeno cilantro relish, steamed bun; "the perfect pairing in your mouth" -Jernard Wells
3.5 out of 5
267 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2015; creative bbq sandwich shop known for smoked meats
Tune Inn ($)
(497 ratings)

331 Pennsylvania Ave SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-2725
  • Beer-Battered Burger
    grilled, beer battered, deep fried & topped w/ cheese, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, pickles & house sauce on a bun, served w/ fries; "juicy, good old American beef" -Alex Guarnaschelli; cooked burger, battered then deep-fried
  • Joe's West Virginia Sandwich
    sliced roast beef w/ house "wonton" (?) sauce; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
497 ratings
opened in 1947; Congress members to blue collar frequent here; comfort food & drinks in a longstanding, quirky location; self-proclaimed dive "and very proud of it!"; Other Recipes: Fried Chicken
Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Mess Hall"
  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 20, 2022 
Aired on: February 20, 2022