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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Best of New York"

  (6 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 11, 2013 
Aired on: November 11, 2013 
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Defontes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DefontesSee Defontes Video ($$)
(305 ratings)

379 Columbia St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8052
defontesofbrooklyn.com
  • Roast Beef, Egg Plant & Mozzerella Sandwich
    top seller; sub sandwich doused w/ "natural gravy" (au jus); looks good
  • Steak Pizzaiola
    sub sandwich of pounded beef chuck seared & cooked in "gravy" (tomato sauce) & topped w/ homemade mozzerella cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
305 ratings
est. 1922; old school deli w/ long lines; location also in NYC (Gramercy)
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Bens Best: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bens Best (CLOSED)See Bens Best Video ($$)
(383 ratings)

96-40 Queens Blvd Map It!
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 897-1700
bensbest.com
  • Kreplach
    "like a Jewish egg roll"; Guy eats w/ duck sauce on side
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    Ben's style with freshly chopped meat and rice, carrots and peas, pan roast potatoes; looks good
  • Chicken in the Pot
    chicken soup, noodles, fresh carrots, matzo ball and kreplach
4.0 out of 5
383 ratings
CLOSED; since 1946; former Wall Street-er bought restaurant in 1970s
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Pies-n-Thighs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pies-n-ThighsSee Pies-n-Thighs Video ($$)
(2658 ratings)

166 S 4th St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 529-6090
news.piesnthighs.com
  • Pecan Butter-Crunch Donut
    signature item; glazed doughnut covered w/ butter-toffee mix; looks good
  • Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; w/ coleslaw, sliced pickle; looks good
  • Chicken & Waffles
    2-piece chicken w/ buckwheat waffles; topped w/ cinnamon butter & blueberry compote; "that is the most savory combination of chicken & waffles I've had"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
2658 ratings
opened in 2007; Southern comfort food w/ a twist; started by 3 ladies (a food school graduate, a culinary school graduate & a Harvard graduate); Other Recipes: Buckwheat Waffles
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Redhead: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Redhead (CLOSED)See Redhead Video ($$)
(669 ratings)

349 E 13th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-6212
www.theredheadnyc.com
  • Housemade Soft Pretzels
    served w/ Kentucky-style beer cheese; looks good
  • Low Country Shrimp & Grits
    Anson Mills antebellum grits, andouille sausage; "exceptional"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
669 ratings
CLOSED; neighborhood restaurant
5
  • Homemade Tuscan Ragu Meatsauce
    served on homemade pappardelle pasta (like a wider fettuccine); looks good
  • Polpette di Vitello (Veal Meatball)
    baked, pan-fried & served w/ marinara sauce
3.5 out of 5
623 ratings
est. 1908; use recipes originating from Italy; large candle display in the main dining room burning since 1933 (to celebrate the end of Prohibition)
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Smoke Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smoke Joint (CLOSED)See Smoke Joint Video ($$)
(981 ratings)

87 S Elliott Pl Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 797-1011
www.thesmokejoint.com
  • Beef Short Ribs
    top seller; "brontosaurus" sized (think The Flintstones); ribs flown in from CO; smoked in hickory wood; "out-of-bounds killer...that's one of the best barbecue things I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Brooklyn Wings
    smoked, deep-fried & coated w/ homemade "hollapeno" sauce
3.5 out of 5
981 ratings
(CLOSED); opened in 2006; down the street from Brooklyn Nets stadium; Other Recipes: Brown Sugar Rub
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Best of New York"   (6 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 11, 2013 
Aired on: November 11, 2013