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Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Sensational Surprises"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 27, 2022 
Aired on: February 27, 2022 
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BuddakanSee Buddakan Video ($$$)
(1664 ratings)

325 Chestnut St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-9440
www.buddakan.com
  • Edamame Dumplings
    truffled sauternes-shallot broth, topped w/ micro spring onion; "there's never enough for me" -Robert Irvine
  • Dip Sum Doughnuts
    3 Sauces for dipping (ginger creamcheese, housmade blackberry jam, dark chocolate ganache)
4.0 out of 5
1664 ratings
est. 1998; known for upscale Asian fusion cuisine; Other Recipes: Lemongrass Swordfish w/ Thai Basil Pesto & Sesame Long Beans
Keens SteakhouseSee Keens Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(2940 ratings)

72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
www.keens.com
  • Steak
    dry-aged for 3-4 weeks, thick-cut; looks good
  • Legendary Mutton Chop
    dry aged up to 1 week, served w/ jus, mint jelly & sauteed escarole; "now I'm hungry" -Richard Blais; large lamb chop
  • Prime Rib
    "King's cut" (huge...32-oz); looks good!
4.0 out of 5
2940 ratings
#3 (America's Best: American Classics); est. 1885; award-winning giant steaks & signature meats; owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world (many line the ceiling); historic photos/posters hung wall-to-wall; over 300 single-malts scotches available
MiznonSee Miznon Video ($$)
(454 ratings)

435 W 15th St Map It!
New York, NY 10011
(646) 490-5871
www.miznonnyc.com
  • Folded Cheeseburger in a Pita
    cheddar, garlic aioli, sour cream, tomato, pickles; "nothing better than that!" -Duff Goldman
4.0 out of 5
454 ratings
est. 2018; pita-centered, worldly Mediterranean menu
Nightshade [CLOSED]See Nightshade Video ($$$$)
(454 ratings)

923 E 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-8888
  • Hokkaido Scallops
    coconut vinaigrette, coriander, crispy ginger, pink peppercorn, serrano chile, pickled red onion, cilantro blossom; "packed-pow-pow w/ flavor!" -Aarti Sequeira
4.0 out of 5
454 ratings
[CLOSED]; unique, Asian-influenced fine dining
Red Mesa Mercado ($$)
(457 ratings)

1100 1st Ave N Map It!
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 954-7430
redmesamercado.com
  • Pork Colorado Chile Relleno Burrito
    pork colorado stew, fried anaheim chile stuffed w/ Monterey Jack, wrapped in flour tortilla; "great, creamy, rich, satisfying" -Ali Khan
4.0 out of 5
457 ratings
opened in 2014; "original family recipes w/ Cali-Mex & old-world Mexican flavors" (from its website)
  • Salt Baked Shrimp
    topped w/ sliced jalapeno; "just delightful" -Dan Kohler
3.5 out of 5
1398 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1981; salt-baked seafood, handmade noodles, soups & roast meat are served in a spartan setting. Voted one of the world's top late night restaurants by Travel & Leisure. Open until 4:00am daily.
Port Fonda ($$)
(527 ratings)

4141 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 321-1131
portfonda.com
  • Tacos de Quesabirria
    goat shank birria, 3 quesadillas, spicy consommé, onion, cilantro, lime, house salsa; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
527 ratings
opened in 2012; authentic Mexican food served out of an Airstream trailer
Best Thing I Ever Ate -
"Sensational Surprises"
  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 27, 2022 
Aired on: February 27, 2022