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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Not What You'd Expect"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 24, 2008 
Aired on: November 24, 2008 
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Glenns Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glenns Diner ($$)
(1151 ratings)

1820 W Montrose Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 506-1720
www.glennsdiner.com
  • Australian Silver Barramundi
    fish blackened, pan-fried and topped w/ lemon herb butter; looks good
  • Southern Fried Catfish
    dusted w/ cornmeal, pan-fried, shrimp cornbread stuffing and topped w/ spicy hollandaise sauce
  • Sturgeon
    fish grilled, topped w/ bacon, mushroom sherry Alfredo sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1151 ratings
16 types of fish served; fish delivered 6 times per week; no fryer; also offers 35 variations of cereal all shelved on the wall; Other Recipes: Crab Cakes
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Sophia's Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sophia's Place [CLOSED]See Sophia's Place Video ($$)
(242 ratings)

6313 4th St NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3935
  • Duck Enchiladas
    looks good
  • Pancakes
    topped w/ butter-toasted pine nut-dried cherry-honey mixture
  • Shrimp Tamales
    topped w/ hash chili cream sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
242 ratings
[CLOSED]; eclectic food w/ New Mexican twist; everything is homemade, even make their own butter; no freezer (everything is fresh); Other Recipes: Blue Corn Pancakes
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Magnolia Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Magnolia Cafe ($)
(1444 ratings)

1920 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-0000
themagnoliacafe.com
  • Blackened Salmon
    "cook burned" (pan-fried w/ flame) on bottom of iron skillet (skillet is turned upside-down...crazy!)
  • Gingerbread Pancakes
    embedded w/ sliced bananas
  • Polenta
    homemade; flatop-fried and topped w/ ragu sauce; looks good
  • Stuffed Red Pepper
    stuffed w/ jambalaya
  • Love Migas
    eggs scrambled in spicy "LOVE" butter (fresh garlic and serrano) w/ tomato, onion, bell pepper, tortilla chips and jack cheese; Served w/ black beans & tortillas; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1444 ratings
opened in 1988; local favorite; large crowds; "Open 24/8" and "Sorry, We're Open"
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Not What You'd Expect"   (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 24, 2008 
Aired on: November 24, 2008