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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Messy"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 26, 2011 
Aired on: September 26, 2011 
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Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Bread & Chocolate
    chocolate chunks embedded in round loaf bread; 1/3 of weight is chocolate; chocolate stays melted (and hence "messy")
4.5 out of 5
48 ratings
est. 1985; European style bakery in the heart of the Berkshires
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Red Eyed Mule: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(539 ratings)

1405 Church St Extension Map It!
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
www.theredeyedmule.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Jake's Sloppy Slaw Burger
    black Angus burger topped w/ sloppy Joe (Angus chuck-chorizo) mix and coleslaw all served on Texas toast; "eating this, I'd probably wear a bathing suit and sit on a sheet of plastic (it's that messy)"-Alton Brown; looks good
4.5 out of 5
539 ratings
opened in 2011; serving "biscuits & burgers"; vision: to create "one of those places" that everyone remembers; open for breakfast and lunch only
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Ruby's Fast Food: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(238 ratings)

3740 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-2669
www.rubysfastfood.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Crispy Pata
    roasted, crispy whole pork shank and foot, boiled, cooled and deep fried in soybean oil; takes a day to make; "best pig product available in the U.S. that nobody's ever heard of...it's pretty, pretty rockin'"-Andrew Zimmern; looks good
4.5 out of 5
238 ratings
Filipino eatery
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Shrimp
    shrimp boiled in spice mix then coated w/ more spices, butter and garlic; served in clear plastic bag
4.0 out of 5
2064 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2004
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Melt Bar and Grilled: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(911 ratings)

14718 Detroit Ave Map It!
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-3699
meltbarandgrilled.com
  • Godfather
    sandwich made of 3 cheese lasagna, fresh fennel-oregano pasta sheets, sun-dried tomato pesto and pureed roasted garlic, provolone served on garlic spiked bread; looks good
  • Parmageddon
    local favorite; grilled cheese sandwich w/ potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sauteed onions, sharp cheddar; "that is one of the best grilled cheeses I've ever had!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tokyo Tuna Melt
    tuna steak marinated for 24 hrs, grilled & sliced in muenster grilled cheese w/ wasabi-ginger dressing; looks good
4.0 out of 5
911 ratings
opened in 2006; goal: "to provide gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and as many beers as possible in a cool and comfortable environment" (from its website)
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Rye: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rye [CLOSED]See Rye Video ($$$)
(574 ratings)

247 S 1st St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-8047
www.ryerestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    meatloaf made of beef, veal, pork, shortrib, duck, mushrooms and BBQ sauce, topped w/ crispy buttermilk onions all served on focaccia bread, onion marmalade, horseradish-vinaigrette-dressed bitter green lettuce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
574 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2009; neighborhood favorite; accolades from various sources including New York Magazine and Michelin Guide (Best Value)
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  • Backstabber
    sandwich w/ halal chicken, marinated artichoke hearts, Caesar dressing, "dirty" sauce (garlic & herb aioli), provolone, lettuce, tomato and jalapeno served on sourdough bread; looks good
  • Kryptonite
    13 ingredients (roast beef, ham, turkey, pepperoni, corn beef...); "The 'dirty sauce' is what makes their sandwiches sooo good."; looks good
3.5 out of 5
198 ratings
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Revel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RevelSee Revel Video ($$)
(1343 ratings)

513 Westlake Ave N Map It!
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 547-2040
www.revelseattle.com
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Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Asparagus Pistachio Olive Chutney Radicchio Rice Bowl
    name says it all; served w/ raw egg yolk (which makes it "messy") on white rice
3.5 out of 5
1343 ratings
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Messy"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 26, 2011 
Aired on: September 26, 2011