Aaron Sanchez (bio)

  (29 restaurants)    
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Garcia's CafeSee Garcia's Cafe Video ($)
(15 ratings)

211 Hwy 133 Map It!
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-4532
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "For Brunch"
  • Menudo
    Mexican meat and tripe soup
4.5 out of 5
15 ratings
Olde Pink HouseSee Olde Pink House Video ($$$)
(5830 ratings)

23 Abercorn St Map It!
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-4286
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sliced"
  • BLT Salad w/ Fried Green Tomatoes
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
5830 ratings
old Southern-style house atmosphere
Papa Buck's BBQSee Papa Buck's BBQ Video ($)
(161 ratings)

1085 S Lewis St Map It!
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-4421
  • Pigzilla Sandwich
    3-lb of 12-hr-smoked pulled pork on 1-lb bun; challenge: eat in 45 min. & win a T-shirt; looks good; Casey lost
4.5 out of 5
161 ratings
est. 2007
Peg Leg Porker ($$)
(3413 ratings)

903 Gleaves St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023
  • Memphis Sushi
    sausage & cheese platter w/saltines; add BBQ sauce
  • Ribs
    dry (non-sauced) baby-back rib smoked for 3-4 hrs; looks good
  • Smoked Green Beans
    w/ bacon; one of best selling sides
  • BBQ Pork Nachos
    cheese, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, jalapeneos; "best nachos I've ever had" -Aaron Sanchez; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3413 ratings
opened in 2013; award winning BBQ w/ owner who lost his leg at age 17 fighting bone cancer...and hence the restaurant name
Purple PigSee Purple Pig Video ($$$)
(8262 ratings)

444 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
  • Pork Gravy with Ricotta
    seared pork braised in tomato sauce to form ragu & served in a cast iron serving bowl w/ a ball of ricotta; served w/ thickly sliced toasted bread for dipping; looks good
  • Milk Braised Pork Shoulder
    served on mashed potatoes & topped w/ milk gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
8262 ratings
opened in 2009; chef/co-owner Jimmy Bannos Jr. was winner of James Beard, Rising Star Chef (2014)
Restaurant AugustSee Restaurant August Video ($$$$)
(1416 ratings)

301 Tchoupitoulas St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-9777
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Potato Gnocchi w/ Blue Crab and Perigold Truffle
    "best thing I've ever eaten ever!"-Aaron Sanchez; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1416 ratings
  • Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Sampler
    expensive; closed in Jan 2011 for move
4.5 out of 5
114 ratings
Willa Jean ($$)
(2314 ratings)

611 O'Keefe Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
  • Cookies + Milk
    chocolate chip cookies, vanilla milk & dough on a beater
  • King Cake
    4-lb cake stuffed w/ salted caramel, dulce leche, sliced bananas, mascarpone, pecans, edible gold leaves; available only during Mardi Gras
4.5 out of 5
2314 ratings
opened in 2015; retro-chic café operation offering modern & elegant touch to Southern foods, baked goods, coffee, tea & cocktails
Cherry CricketSee Cherry Cricket Video ($$)
(3117 ratings)

2641 E 2nd Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666
  • Cricket Burger
    signature burger; signature burger; Angus beef; most popular toppings is cream cheese & chopped jalapeno
  • Cricket Burger w/ Green Chili
    Aaron's toppings: bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, chopped ajalapenos and green chili strips; "best burger you'll ever eat"-Aaron Sanchez; looks good
  • Goober Burger
    burger w/ peanut butter and fried egg
4.0 out of 5
3117 ratings
#79 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); build-your-own burger w/ 21 toppings; throw dart at dartboard to choose your toppings
Craft ($$$$)
(1085 ratings)

43 E 19th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-0880
  • Roasted Quail
    marinated for 24 hrs; grilled and topped w/ balsamic and olive oil
4.0 out of 5
1085 ratings
opened in 2001
George's California Modern [CLOSED]See George's California Modern Video ($$$$)
(449 ratings)

1250 Prospect St Map It!
La Jolla, CA 92039
(858) 454-4244
  • "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
449 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
Hometown Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1052 ratings)

454 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro on baguette; looks good
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Beef Ribs
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; Aaron recommends side of potato salad; looks good
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
    babyback ribs, smoked in white oak & then deep-fried; topped w/ chopped cashew & scallions; looks good
  • Lamb Belly
    smoked for 8-10 hrs on white oak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1052 ratings
opened in 2013; first-come-first-serve walk-up counter-service bar-b-que hall until BBQ is sold out; live music on weekend nights
Incanto [CLOSED]See Incanto Video ($$$)
(931 ratings)

1550 Church St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 641-4500
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Leg of Beast
    lamb shank; need to order in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
931 ratings
Jean-GeorgesSee Jean-Georges Video ($$$$)
(2004 ratings)

1 Central Park W Map It!
New York, NY 10023
(212) 299-3900
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Tasting Menu
4.0 out of 5
2004 ratings
multiple accolades include NY Times (4 stars), Michelin Guide (3 stars), AAA (5 diamonds)
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen [CLOSED]See K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen Video ($$$)
(1449 ratings)

416 Chartres St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 596-2530
  • Blackened Louisiana Drum (Redfish)
    fresh Drum fish from Louisiana waters seasoned & blackened in a cast iron skillet; served w/ drawn butter, potatoes & veggies
  • Turducken
    chicken stuffed in a duck that is then stuffed in a turkey
  • Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
    pan-braised chicken, Chef Paul's own Andouille sausage w/ fresh vegetables, cooked in a chicken stock & dark roux; served w/ rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1449 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1979; serving Cajun soul food; 200-seat dining area include seasonal balcony area on the second floor; international sensation
Kiki's Restaurant & BarSee Kiki's Restaurant & Bar Video ($)
(565 ratings)

2719 N Piedras St Map It!
El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 565-6713
  • Beef Machaca
4.0 out of 5
565 ratings
Lolita [CLOSED]See Lolita Video ($$)
(375 ratings)

900 Literary Rd Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-5652
  • Fried Brussel Sprouts
4.0 out of 5
375 ratings
[CLOSED]; Michael Symon's restaurant
Nico Osteria ($$$)
(891 ratings)

1015 N Rush St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 994-7100
  • Lobster Spaghetti
    spaghetti alla chitarra, guanciale, lobster miso & spring onion
4.0 out of 5
891 ratings
est 2013; authentic seafood-focused Italian dining, plus cocktails & wines; located in the Thompson Hotel
Redbird ($$$)
(1834 ratings)

114 E 2nd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191
  • Barbecue Smoked Tofu
    seasoned w/ secret bbq rub, refrigerated overnight, smoked w/ applewood chips, soaked in bbq sauce, then grilled w/ red wine truffle sauce; served w/ beluga lentils, swiss chard & curried carrot nage; "it redefines bbq!" -Aaron Sanchez
4.0 out of 5
1834 ratings
opened in 2015; located inside former cathedral; modern American food w/ brunch, dinner & happy hour menus
Shopsin'sSee Shopsin's Video ($$)
(745 ratings)

120 Essex St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(917) 907-4506
  • Ebelskivers
    pancakes dumplings stuffed with banana
4.0 out of 5
745 ratings
Versailles BakerySee Versailles Bakery Video ($)
(439 ratings)

3501 SW 8th St Map It!
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 441-2500
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • Guava Pastries
    puff pastry w/ stuffed guava paste
4.0 out of 5
439 ratings
Cake Flour [CLOSED]See Cake Flour Video ($$)
(32 ratings)

2420 Lime Kiln Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0130
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
3.5 out of 5
32 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original airing location (909 E Market St, # 100)
Daddy D'z BBQ JoyntSee Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt Video ($$)
(852 ratings)

264 Memorial Dr SE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 222-0206
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • BBQ Pork Rib Tips
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
852 ratings
Picked by USA Today as "The best place to eat"; Rated "Number One" by the New York Times
Mahony's Po-Boy ShopSee Mahony's Po-Boy Shop Video ($$)
(728 ratings)

3454 Magazine St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-3374
  • Peacemaker Po'Boy
    fried oysters, bacon & cheddar cheese in Leidenheimer bread; looks good
  • Root Beer Glazed Chisesi's Ham & Cheese Po'Boy
    name says it all; looks good
  • Sweet Potato Crunch Pie
    sweet potato chunks w/ crushed pecan-sugar mix and topped w/ burnt marshmallows; looks good
3.5 out of 5
728 ratings
22 varieties of po'boys; won at New Orleans Po'Boy Festival w/ The Peacemaker and w/ Fried Chicken Livers & Creole-Slaw; where Emeril Lagasse joined Guy Fieri to showcase restaurant
Max BrennerSee Max Brenner Video ($$)
(5067 ratings)

841 Broadway Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(646) 467-8803
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Pizza"
  • Chocolate Pizza
    dessert pizza; pastry topped w/ double melted chocolate and marshmallows and candied hazelnut crunch; use Belgian chocolate
3.5 out of 5
5067 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
Aaron Sanchez (bio)   (29 restaurants)    
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