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Jean Georges: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jean GeorgesSee Jean Georges Video
(1672 ratings)

1 Central Park W Map It!
New York, NY 10023
(212) 299-3900
www.jean-georges.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Tasting Menu
4.5 out of 5
1672 ratings
multiple accolades include NY Times (4 stars), Michelin Guide (3 stars), AAA (5 diamonds)
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sliced"
  • BLT Salad w/ Fried Green Tomatoes
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
3215 ratings
old Southern-style house atmosphere
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Papa Buck's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Papa Buck's BBQSee Papa Buck's BBQ Video
(96 ratings)

1085 S Lewis St Map It!
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-4421
papabucks.com
  • Pigzilla Sandwich
    3-lb of 12-hr-smoked pulled pork; challenge: eat in 45 min. & win a T-shirt; looks good
4.5 out of 5
96 ratings
est. 2007
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Peg Leg Porker: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Peg Leg Porker
(1619 ratings)

903 Gleaves St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023
peglegporker.com
  • 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
1619 ratings
opened in 2013; award winning BBQ w/ owner who lost his leg at age 17 fighting bone cancer...and hence the restaurant name
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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
1118 ratings
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Cherry Cricket: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cherry CricketSee Cherry Cricket Video
(2104 ratings)

2641 E 2nd Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666
www.cherrycricket.com
  • 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
2104 ratings
#79 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); build-your-own burger w/ 21 toppings; throw dart at dartboard to choose your toppings
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  • Roasted Quail
    marinated for 24 hrs; grilled and topped w/ balsamic and olive oil
4.0 out of 5
899 ratings
opened in 2001
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Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Daddy D'z BBQ JoyntSee Daddy D'z BBQ Joynt Video
(638 ratings)

264 Memorial Dr SE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 222-0206
www.daddydz.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • BBQ Pork Rib Tips
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
638 ratings
Picked by USA Today as "The best place to eat"; Rated "Number One" by the New York Times
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Garcia's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Garcia's CafeSee Garcia's Cafe Video
(4 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
4.0 out of 5
4 ratings
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  • "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
422 ratings
opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
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  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro; 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
990 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
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Incanto: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Incanto (CLOSED)See Incanto Video
(918 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
918 ratings
CLOSED
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  • 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
1166 ratings
opened in 1979; serving Cajun soul food; 200-seat dining area include seasonal balcony area on the second floor; international sensation
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  • Beef Machaca
4.0 out of 5
283 ratings
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  • Fried Brussel Sprouts
4.0 out of 5
378 ratings
CLOSED; Michael Symon's restaurant
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Purple Pig: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Purple PigSee Purple Pig Video
(5773 ratings)

500 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
https://thepurplepigchica...
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
5773 ratings
opened in 2009; chef/co-owner Jimmy Bannos Jr. was winner of James Beard, Rising Star Chef (2014)
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Shopsin's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Shopsin'sSee Shopsin's Video
(656 ratings)

120 Essex St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(917) 907-4506
www.shopsins.com
  • Ebelskivers
    pancakes dumplings stuffed with banana
4.0 out of 5
656 ratings
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  • Tsar Nicoulai Caviar Sampler
    expensive; closed in Jan 2011 for move
4.0 out of 5
76 ratings
CLOSED
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Versailles Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Versailles BakerySee Versailles Bakery Video
(233 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
233 ratings
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Willa Jean: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Willa Jean
(865 ratings)

611 O'Keefe Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
www.willajean.com
As Seen On:
Guilty Pleasures, Episode: "O.M.G. Food!"
  • King Cake
    4-lb cake stuffed w/ salted caramel, dulce leche, sliced bananas, mascarpone, pecans, edible gold leaves; available only during Mardi Gras
4.0 out of 5
865 ratings
bakery & restaurant serving modern & elegant touch to iconic southern food
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Cake Flour: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cake FlourSee Cake Flour Video
(30 ratings)

2420 Lime Kiln Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-0130
cakeflourbakery.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
3.5 out of 5
30 ratings
moved from original airing location (909 E Market St, # 100)
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Max Brenner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Max BrennerSee Max Brenner Video
(4069 ratings)

841 Broadway Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(646) 467-8803
www.maxbrenner.com
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
4069 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
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  • Classic Ba'hn Mi
  • Pork Chop Ba'hn Mi
3.5 out of 5
197 ratings
CLOSED
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Suenos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Suenos (CLOSED)See Suenos Video
(200 ratings)

311 W 17th St Map It!
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-1333
  • Chile Mecco Relleno
    slow cooked pulled pork, pine nuts, black currants, green olives stuffed in a chile mecco (smaller than traditional), battered and fried and topped w/ scallion crema
3.5 out of 5
200 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2003; one of New York's favorite hideaways
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Zarela Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zarela Restaurant (CLOSED)
(112 ratings)

953 2nd Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(212) 644-6740
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Obsessions"
  • Arroz Con Crema (Creamy Rice)
    Sanchez's mom's restaurant; looks good
3.5 out of 5
112 ratings
CLOSED
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