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1
  • 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
1406 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
2
  • 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
1869 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) décor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
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Langer's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Langer's DeliSee Langer's Deli Video
(3197 ratings)

704 S Alvarado St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 483-8050
www.langersdeli.com
  • #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
3197 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
4
Amada: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AmadaSee Amada Video
(1804 ratings)

217-219 Chestnut St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
www.amadarestaurant.com
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
1804 ratings
opened in 2005; serves authentic Spanish tapas; founder and executive chef: Jose Garces
5
Bandera: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BanderaSee Bandera Video
(1586 ratings)

535 N Michigan Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-3524
www.hillstone.com/#/resta...
  • Banana Cream Pie
    also in AZ, CA
4.0 out of 5
1586 ratings
also located in Scottsdale, Sacramento, Corona del Mar and Brentwood
6
Chefs of New York: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chefs of New YorkSee Chefs of New York Video
(53 ratings)

508 Larkfield Rd Map It!
East Northport, NY 11731
(631) 368-3156
www.chefsny.com
  • Spinach Pizza
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
53 ratings
7
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
644 ratings
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
8
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Grilled"
  • Grilled Oysters
4.0 out of 5
716 ratings
9
Euro Pane Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Euro Pane BakerySee Euro Pane Bakery Video
(1057 ratings)

950 E Colorado Blvd Map It!
Pasadena, CA
(626) 577-1828
  • Egg Salad Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
1057 ratings
10
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Combos"
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
    "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
4.0 out of 5
481 ratings
opened in 1996; combine some of the cities' best Modern American cuisine, a great wine list, nine microbrews on tap, with a lively eclectic bar scene
11
  • Paris Texas Tacos
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
448 ratings
CLOSED; at the Green Spot gas station; chef worked in 4-star restaurants
12
Kuma's Corner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuma's CornerSee Kuma's Corner Video
(4781 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
www.kumascorner.com
  • 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
4781 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
13
Sarcone's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sarcone's Deli (CLOSED)See Sarcone's Deli Video
(211 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
211 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1997
14
Society Cafe Encore: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Society Cafe Encore (CLOSED)See Society Cafe Encore Video
(588 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
588 ratings
CLOSED; one of the "Best New Restaurants in America, 2009" (Esquire magazine)
15
Yang Chow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Yang ChowSee Yang Chow Video
(1948 ratings)

819 N Broadway Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-0811
www.yangchow.com
  • Slippery Shrimp
    coated in sweet, garlicy, gingery sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1948 ratings
in Chinatown
16
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
5705 ratings
17
Foundry on Melrose: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Foundry on Melrose (CLOSED)See Foundry on Melrose Video
(758 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
758 ratings
CLOSED; hand-crafted, art-deco decor inspired by the craftsmanship of the Machine Age and the industrial innovation of Streamline Moderninsm
18
  • Korean Short Rib Tacos
    taco truck; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2057 ratings
a traveling Los Angeles landmark (food truck) that serves up Korean Mexican tacos, day and night; need to check website to find location for that day
19
Little Dom's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little Dom'sSee Little Dom's Video
(1390 ratings)

2128 Hillhurst Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
www.littledoms.com
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
1390 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
20
RM Seafood: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RM SeafoodSee RM Seafood Video
(883 ratings)

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9300
www.mandalaybay.com/dinin...
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
883 ratings
in Mandalay Bay
21
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
578 ratings
CLOSED
Adam Gertler (bio)   (21 restaurants)