Adam Gertler (bio)

  (23 restaurants)    
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Dinosaur Bar-B-QueSee Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Video ($$)
(2393 ratings)

246 West Willow St Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 476-4937
  • Beef Brisket
    looks good
  • Pulled Pork
    looks good; looks good
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pork Sket
    pulled pork and beef brisket; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2393 ratings
#61 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); "Best BBQ in northeast"; Other Recipes: Corn & Potato Chowder | Grilled Scallop Ceviche | Roasted Garlic & Chile-Crusted Pork Loin
Jacques-Imo's CafeSee Jacques-Imo's Cafe Video ($$)
(2674 ratings)

8324 Oak St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0886
  • Shrimp & Alligator Sausage Cheesecake
    salty (not sweet) cheesecake topped in creole sauce; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    crispy crust; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2674 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) decor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
King's Chef Diner ($$)
(148 ratings)

110 E Costilla St Map It!
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 634-9135
  • Green Chili Breakfast Burrito
    grilled flour tortilla w/ hash browns, scrambled eggs, pork sausage & onion mix, jack & cheddar cheese; topped w/ green chili salsa; looks good
4.5 out of 5
148 ratings
casual, cash-only landmark diner since the 1950s w/ acclaimed green chili
Langer's DeliSee Langer's Deli Video ($$)
(4491 ratings)

704 S Alvarado St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 483-8050
  • #19 - Pastrami Sandwich
    thick-cut pastrami complemented by a slice of Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and homemade cole slaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4491 ratings
opened in 1947; started as a 12-stool lunch counter, now can seat 135 patrons; local and international icon; located diagonally across MacArthur Park
AmadaSee Amada Video ($$$)
(2278 ratings)

217 Chestnut St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)
    whole pig; need at least 4 persons; order 2 days in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2278 ratings
opened in 2005; serves authentic Spanish tapas; founder and executive chef: Jose Garces
Bandera [CLOSED]See Bandera Video ($$)
(1884 ratings)

535 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-3524
  • Banana Cream Pie
    also in AZ, CA
4.0 out of 5
1884 ratings
[CLOSED]; also located in Scottsdale, Sacramento, Corona del Mar and Brentwood
Cassell's Hamburgers ($$)
(1892 ratings)

3600 W 6th St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 387-5502
  • Patty Melt
    house-ground premium beef patty w/ cheddar or Swiss & grilled onions; served on toasted rye w/ side of mustardy mayo & pickles; extra crispy cheese "wings" (key "ingredient"); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1892 ratings
est 1948 & became an iconic lunch counter; now w/ classic 50s breakfast menu, coffee bar, housemade sodas & full bar
Chefs of New YorkSee Chefs of New York Video ($$)
(116 ratings)

508 Larkfield Rd Map It!
East Northport, NY 11731
(631) 368-3156
  • Spinach Pizza
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
116 ratings
City Tavern [CLOSED]See City Tavern Video ($$)
(859 ratings)

138 S 2nd St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • West Indies Pepperpot Soup
    a spicy colonial classic; beef, taro root & greens; served in a vintage pewter bowl (like in colonial times); looks good
4.0 out of 5
859 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1773; from website: "The unofficial meeting place for the First Continental Congress...July 4, 1777 was the celebration by the delegates to the Congress on the first anniversary of Independence."; Other Recipes: Creme Anglaise (Vanilla Custard Sauce) | Custard Bread Pudding | Pork Medallions w/ Oatmeal Stout | Potato Dumplings | Roasting Pork Shoulder & Beef Chuck | Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage | Sweet Potato Biscuits (Thomas Jefferson's) | Tavern Beef & Pork Pie | Tavern Turkey Stew w/ Fried Oysters
Drago's Seafood RestaurantSee Drago's Seafood Restaurant Video ($$)
(1452 ratings)

3232 N Arnoult Rd Map It!
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 888-9254
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Grilled"
  • Grilled Oysters
4.0 out of 5
1452 ratings
Euro Pane Bakery [CLOSED]See Euro Pane Bakery Video ($$)
(1117 ratings)

950 E Colorado Blvd Map It!
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 577-1828
  • Egg Salad Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
1117 ratings
Franklin CafeSee Franklin Cafe Video ($$)
(558 ratings)

278 Shawmut Ave Map It!
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-0010
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
    marinated beef brisket; served w/ braised cabbage, butter-poached carrots, grain mustard; "the best corned beef and cabbage I've ever had...cabbage tastes like brown butter...perfect contrast to corned beef"-Adam Gertler; homemade corned beef; looks good
4.0 out of 5
558 ratings
opened in 1996; serving award-winning food by combining some of the cities' best Modern American cuisine, a great wine list, local microbrews on tap & craft cocktails w/ a lively eclectic bar scene
Good 2 Go Taco [CLOSED]See Good 2 Go Taco Video ($)
(441 ratings)

1146 Peavy Rd Map It!
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 519-9110
  • Paris Texas Tacos
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
441 ratings
[CLOSED]; at the Green Spot gas station; chef worked in 4-star restaurants
Kuma's CornerSee Kuma's Corner Video ($$)
(5364 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
  • Plague Bringer Burger
    1-lb patty w/ roasted garlic mayo, extra raw garlic, homemade hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, tortilla chips (for crunch), lettuce, tomato & onion all on a pretzel roll; looks good
  • Black Sabbath Burger
    fan favorite; w/ blackening spice, chili, Pepper Jack, red onion; served on pretzel bun; "that's up there in the top 5 burgers on Triple-D"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lair of the Minotaur Burger
    w/ caramelized onions, pancetta, brie, bourbon-soaked pears served on pretzel roll
  • Mastodon Burger
    10-oz burger w/ bacon, barbecue sauce, sharp cheddar & frizzled onions; looks good
  • Build-Your-Own Mac and Cheese
    choice of Andouille sausage, bacon, broccoli, caramelized onions, chicken, corn, garlic, green onion, jalapeno, peas, roasted red pepper and/or sundried tomatoes; looks good
  • Kuma Burger
    signature & top seller; w/ bacon, sharp cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & onion
4.0 out of 5
5364 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
Sarcone's Deli [CLOSED]See Sarcone's Deli Video ($)
(207 ratings)

734 S 9th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1717
  • C.C. Hoagie
    roast beef, sauteed spinach, roast garlic, sharp provolone, drizzled w/ balsamic vinegar & oil; "C.C" stands for "Center City"
  • The Italian Hoagie
    thinly slice prosciutto, hot capicola, salami, provolone, oil, vinegar, herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, onions; served on homemade bread (sub roll); looks good
  • Junk Yard Special (Turkey Prosciutto Hoagie)
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
207 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1997
Society Cafe Encore [CLOSED]See Society Cafe Encore Video ($$)
(581 ratings)

3131 Las Vegas Blvd South Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-5300
  • Ultimate Steak & Egg Sliders
    medallion filet mignon steaks; eggs that are cooked frittata-consistency and creamed spinach sandwiched between sliced bacon & cheddar muffins (used as buns) dipped in egg wash and pan fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
581 ratings
[CLOSED]; one of the "Best New Restaurants in America, 2009" (Esquire magazine)
Yang ChowSee Yang Chow Video ($$)
(3266 ratings)

819 N Broadway Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-0811
  • Slippery Shrimp
    coated in sweet, garlicy, gingery sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3266 ratings
in Chinatown
Father's OfficeSee Father's Office Video ($$)
(6363 ratings)

3229 Helms Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 736-2224
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Bacon"
  • Office Burger
    bacon burger; "best burger I've ever had"-Adam Gertler
3.5 out of 5
6363 ratings
Foundry On Melrose [CLOSED]See Foundry On Melrose Video ($$$)
(744 ratings)

7465 Melrose Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-0915
  • Grilled Cheese (w/ Short Ribs)
    "sticky and gooey"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
744 ratings
[CLOSED]; hand-crafted, art-deco decor inspired by the craftsmanship of the Machine Age and the industrial innovation of Streamline Moderninsm
Kogi BBQ TruckSee Kogi BBQ Truck Video ($)
(2033 ratings)

Los Angeles, CA
(323) 315-0253
  • Korean Short Rib Tacos
    short ribs marinated w/ 21 ingredients, grilled, topped w/ Asian slaw; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2033 ratings
a traveling Los Angeles landmark (food truck) that serves up Korean Mexican tacos, day and night; need to check website or Twitter to find location for that day
Little Dom'sSee Little Dom's Video ($$)
(1553 ratings)

2128 Hillhurst Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Pizza"
  • Breakfast Pizza
    cracker-thin crust; pizza with sunnyside up egg, speck, mozzarella, & tomato sauce; Adam recommends getting pizza w/ 2 eggs
3.5 out of 5
1553 ratings
"laid back atmosphere of Los Angeles with the dynamic feel of a New York block" (from its website); outdoor tables along surrounding sidewalk available
RM Seafood [CLOSED]See RM Seafood Video ($$$)
(930 ratings)

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9300
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Las Vegas"
  • Catfish Sloppy Joe
    served with sliced pickles and potato chips (in the sandwich) on a toasted buttered brioche bun; recommended by Oprah Winfrey; "it's a messy dish and that's a good thing"-Adam Gertler; looks sloppy (good)
3.5 out of 5
930 ratings
[CLOSED]; in Mandalay Bay
Stefan's at LA Farm [CLOSED]See Stefan's at LA Farm Video ($$$)
(580 ratings)

3000 Olympic Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-4000
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Lollipop Trio
    layered ice cream on lollipop sticks
3.5 out of 5
580 ratings
Adam Gertler (bio)   (23 restaurants)