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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Old School"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 4, 2011 
Aired on: July 4, 2011 
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Bern's Steak House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bern's Steak HouseSee Bern's Steak House Video ($$$$)
(2379 ratings)

1208 S Howard Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
www.bernssteakhouse.com
  • 22 oz. Strip Sirloin
    aged for 5 weeks; looks good
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle
    peanut butter mouse and dark chocolate mouse layered in deep-dish oreo crust; looks good
  • Chocolate Macadamia Decadence Cake
    one of signature sample-sized dessert from the sampler platter "Taste of Bern's" (other sampler items include King Midas, Banana Cheese Pie, Chocolate Cheese Pie & Vanilla Cheesecake)
  • Steaks
4.5 out of 5
2379 ratings
extravagant interior (small statues embedded in walls); the largest restaurant wine collection in the world (over 500,000 bottles); "dessert room" on second floor
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City Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
City TavernSee City Tavern Video ($$)
(773 ratings)

138 S 2nd St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443
www.citytavern.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • West Indies Pepperpot Soup
    a spicy colonial classic; beef, taro root & greens; served in a vintage pewter bowl (like in colonial times); looks good
4.0 out of 5
773 ratings
opened in 1773; from website: "The unofficial meeting place for the First Continental Congress...July 4, 1777 was the celebration by the delegates to the Congress on the first anniversary of Independence."; Other Recipes: Creme Anglaise (Vanilla Custard Sauce) | Custard Bread Pudding | Pork Medallions w/ Oatmeal Stout | Potato Dumplings | Roasting Pork Shoulder & Beef Chuck | Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage | Sweet Potato Biscuits (Thomas Jefferson's) | Tavern Beef & Pork Pie | Tavern Turkey Stew w/ Fried Oysters
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Original Ninfa's on Navigation: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Original Ninfa's on NavigationSee Original Ninfa's on Navigation Video ($$)
(1237 ratings)

2704 Navigation Blvd Map It!
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1175
www.ninfas.com
  • Queso Flameado
    melted cheeses topped w/ homemade chorizo; server comes out w/ small cheese-chorizo mix in casserole dish and a side of tortillas and makes the queso flameado at your table
  • Beef Fajitas Al Carbon
    served in a flour tortilla w/ Pico de Gallo, guacamole, & chile con queso; supposedly they are the first to serve fajitas; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1237 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); opened in 1973; supposedly served the first beef fajitas (according to its website); caution: there are 2 Ninfa's in Houston...this is the one highlighted on the show (and rated better)
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Rays Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rays PlaceSee Rays Place Video ($$)
(206 ratings)

135 Franklin Ave Map It!
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-2233
raysplacekent.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Mo-Fo Burger
    double-bacon cheeseburger w/ mushrooms; served w/ knife down the burger (it's that big); looks good
4.0 out of 5
206 ratings
opened in 1937
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Tadich Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tadich GrillSee Tadich Grill Video ($$$)
(2317 ratings)

240 California St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-1849
www.tadichgrill.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Sand Dab Filets
    flat fish similar to halibut or flounder dipped in eggwash, flour, breaded and pan-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2317 ratings
established in 1849; oldest restaurant in California (3rd oldest in U.S.); San Francisco institution
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Galatoire's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Galatoire's RestaurantSee Galatoire's Restaurant Video ($$$)
(788 ratings)

209 Bourbon St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
www.galatoires.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Souffle Potatoes (Pommes Souffle)
    crispy potato puffs w/ bearnaise sauce (appetizer); looks good
3.5 out of 5
788 ratings
opened in 1905; Other Recipes: Shrimp Clemencea
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Oysters Rockefeller
    served in shell w/ spinach mixture as base, oyster and topped w/ hollandaise sauce & re-glazed
3.0 out of 5
1602 ratings
opened in 1913; quintessential old-school New York restaurant; underground
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La Scala: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La ScalaSee La Scala Video ($$)
(580 ratings)

434 N Canon Dr Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-0579
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Jean Leon Original Chopped Salad
    chopped mixed greens, salami, cheese topped w/ marinated garbanzo beans and house vinaigrette dressing
3.0 out of 5
580 ratings
opened in 1950's; Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan were regulars; original chopped salad created here
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Old School"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 4, 2011 
Aired on: July 4, 2011