Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Reinvented Classics"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 3, 2011 
Aired on: January 3, 2011 
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Academe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AcademeSee Academe Video ($$)
(42 ratings)

45 Main St Map It!
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-3351
  • Lobster Pot Pie
    poached lobster including tail, knuckle and claw meat, peas, corn, potatoes and hand-rolled puff pastry; looks good
4.0 out of 5
42 ratings
at The Kennebunk Inn; brasserie-style restaurant featuring fabulous food and friendly, informal service
Bunk Sandwiches: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bunk Sandwiches [CLOSED]See Bunk Sandwiches Video ($)
(617 ratings)

621 SE Morrison St Map It!
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 328-2865
  • Pork Belly Cubano
    use 2-day cured pork belly (rather than traditional roast pork) served w/ ham, swiss, pickles, mayo, hot sauce and mustard; looks good
  • Pork Belly Rueben
    w/ Russian dressing (mixed w/ bacon fat!), swiss and kraut; looks good
  • Salt Cod Sandwich
    pureed salt cod w/ Spanish chorizo, marinated olives, olive oil & red wine vinegar
4.0 out of 5
617 ratings
[CLOSED]; #97 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); owned and operated by good friends and sandwich aficionados who used to work in fine dining; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
Fish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FishSee Fish Video ($$)
(2373 ratings)

350 Harbor Dr Map It!
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-3474
  • Crab Roll
    sweet Dungeness crab served atop a homemade toasted torpedo roll with organic butter and chives; served with shoestring fries or salad greens on the side
4.0 out of 5
2373 ratings
California Legislature Assembly awarded the restaurant owners a Sustainable North Bay Award to honor their commitment to protecting wild fish populations and helping the local economy by supporting local fishermen; outdoor seating by the water available
Founding Farmers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video ($$)
(13631 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
13631 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
  • "Fish Tacos"
    "hard to explain, just try it" (on the menu); sliced, pounded and disc-cut yellow fin tuna is "tortilla"; tuna tartar is mixed w/ jalapeno aioli to create the "filling"; tuna disc is crimped to form the "taco"; served w/ crispy fried avocado and more jalapeno aioli and other decorative herbs and radish
4.0 out of 5
447 ratings
opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
La Casita Mexicana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Casita MexicanaSee La Casita Mexicana Video ($$)
(1065 ratings)

4030 E Gage Ave Map It!
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 773-1898
  • Churros Con Cajeta
    churros (crunchy Spanish doughnut-like stick) covered w/ sugar & cinnamon and filled w/ Mexican caramel
  • Flautas Tres Moles
    3 fried tortillas stuffed w/ shredded chicken smothered in house made mole & pipianes, cotija cheese, sesame seeds & red onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1065 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); opened in 2001; serving authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine
wd-50: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
wd-50 [CLOSED]See wd-50 Video ($$$$)
(812 ratings)

50 Clinton St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
  • Eggs Benedict
    re-constructed w/ the same ingredients as traditional; cubed, breaded (w/ English muffin) and deep-fried hollandaise sauce; slow poached egg yolks is spread on plate in jelly-like form and paper-thin baked Canadian bacon served on side; eat all together to get eggs benedict flavor
4.0 out of 5
812 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
  • Cheesecake Lollipop Tree
    cheesecake rolled into balls, stuck on lollipop sticks and each dipped in various dips such as 3-Chocolate Tuxedo, Toffee Top Hat, Cherry Pink Cashmere and Raspberry; each "lollipop" is then inserted as branches in a pseudo-tree; served w/ bubble gum flavored whipped cream dip
3.5 out of 5
575 ratings
[CLOSED]; 110-seat restaurant offering an elegant, whimsical feel, but a larger bar with a striking salt wall, new fabrics, carpet and wall coverings throughout the space
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "Reinvented Classics"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 3, 2011 
Aired on: January 3, 2011