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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -
"Triple D Nation: Fried, Baked and Barbecued"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 25, 2019 
Aired on: October 25, 2019 
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Chino Bandido: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chino BandidoSee Chino Bandido Video ($)
(1898 ratings)

15414 N 19th Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-3639
www.chinobandido.com
  • Jade Red Chicken
    fried chicken strips, deep-fried & covered in red sauce; can be served on rice or as a quesadilla; looks good
  • Machaca
    shredded beef w/ garlic, onion, tomato & cilantro; can be served in quesadilla, burrito or in fried rice
  • Pollo Diablo
    lightly coated, deep-fried chicken w/ garlic, onions & red hot peppers; "If you're from Iowa, you probably can't handle it!"
  • Emerald Chicken
    teriyaki marinated grilled chicken breast served w/ ginger/green onion sauce
4.0 out of 5
1898 ratings
#41 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1990; combo/fusion of Chinese & Mexican; started as a 1000-sq-ft, 16-seat "hole-in-the-wall" that expanded to 5000-sq-ft w/ 150 seats; another location in Chandler, AZ
RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RJ's Bob-Be-Que ShackSee RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack Video ($$)
(287 ratings)

5835 Lamar Ave Map It!
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 262-7300
www.rjsbbq.com
  • Lamb Ribs
    a top seller
  • Smoked Jalapeno Sausages
    formed in corn husks (rather than pig casing) to allow smokey penetration
  • Bison Empanadas
    seasoned ground bison meat w/ craisins & vegetables in a pastry shell; deep fried & served w/ chipotle mayo & arugula; looks good
  • Pork Belly Burnt Ends
    cubes seasoned w/ house rub, smoked & sauteed; topped w/ Southern sauce & honey; garnished w/ raspberry preserves & fresh raspberries
4.0 out of 5
287 ratings
chef worked in high-end restaurants for 25 year before opening BBQ restaurant; won dozens of awards
Studio Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Studio DinerSee Studio Diner Video ($$)
(1831 ratings)

4701 Ruffin Rd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 715-6400
www.studiodiner.com
  • Lobster Roll
    6 oz. of fresh Maine lobster w/ light mayo & celery; New England style, served on a grilled & buttered New England frank roll w/ Studio fries or coleslaw
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
    battered & fried sandwich stuffed w/ turkey, ham, Swiss & cheddar cheeses w/ raspberry preserves
  • Samson's Steak Sandwich
    sliced & marinated prime rib sauteed w/ spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts & onion; topped w/ mozzarella & served on a grilled roll
  • "The Gaucho" Steak Sandwich
    butterflied filet mignon tip on a torta roll; w/ chimichurri, chipotle cream, arugula & pickled onions; served w/ sweet potato fries
  • Lobster Pot Pie
    lobster bisque, peas, carrots, lobster claw & pie crust
  • Whole Belly Ipswich Clams
    deep fried & served w/ tartar sauce
3.5 out of 5
1831 ratings
neon-lighted diner w/ 1940s decor; "Do the time warp down Ruffin Road" (from its website)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -
"Triple D Nation: Fried, Baked and Barbecued"
  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 25, 2019 
Aired on: October 25, 2019