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Alex Guarnaschelli (bio)

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Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2444 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2444 ratings
Hampton Chutney ($$)
(110 ratings)

107 Newtown Ln Map It!
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 267-3131
hamptonchutney.com
  • Curry Chutney Chicken Dosa
    rice & lentil crépe w/ marinated chicken, curry chutney, roasted onions & spinach; "so rich & wonderful" -Alex Guarnaschelli
4.0 out of 5
110 ratings
est. 2001; Indian restaurant specializing in dosas (crepes) w/ non-traditional fillings
Hearth ($$$)
(773 ratings)

403 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(646) 602-1300
www.restauranthearth.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On A Date"
  • Potato Gnocchi
    w/ sage butter & parmesan; "fresh, herbaceous, super earthy" -Alex Guarnaschelli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
773 ratings
opened in 2003; upscale farm-to-table Tuscan-American dining
Joan's on ThirdSee Joan's on Third Video ($$)
(2451 ratings)

8350 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
www.joansonthird.com
  • Chocolate Coconut Cupcake
  • Short Rib Sandwich
    shredded short rib w/ melted jack cheese & sweet red onions on country white bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2451 ratings
opened in 1995 as a catering company; opened storefront/restaurant in 1998
La Petite Grocery ($$$)
(751 ratings)

4238 Magazine St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
www.lapetitegrocery.com
  • Blue Crab Beignets
    beignets (fried dough) stuffed w/ blue crab & mascarpone mix; served w/ malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • Blue Crab Beignets
    beignets (fried dough) stuffed w/ blue crab & mascarpone mix; served w/ malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • LPG Cheeseburger
    w/ house pickles, onion marmalade, arugula, whole grain mustard, aioli & gruyere on soft bun w/ hand cut fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
751 ratings
est. 2004; French-inspired eatery serving modern Creole food in a historic building
Lena BravaSee Lena Brava Video ($$$)
(558 ratings)

900-902 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-1975
www.lenabrava.com
  • Black Cod "Al Pastor"
    blackened cod w/ achiote, red chili & pineapple rub; topped w/ pineapple shiso salsa; served w/ cabbage slaw & house tortillas
4.0 out of 5
558 ratings
Baja-inpired, wood-fired dishes, plus Mexican wines & mezcal
Little Donkey ($$$)
(873 ratings)

505 Massachusetts Ave Map It!
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-1008
www.littledonkeybos.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Throwback"
  • Pigs In a Blanket
    pastry wrapped morcilla blood sausage w/ red pepper relish, spiced honey & violet mustard, topped w/ chives
4.0 out of 5
873 ratings
est. 2016; global flavors & small plates inspired by chef's own travels
Lloyd's Carrot CakeSee Lloyd's Carrot Cake Video ($)
(275 ratings)

6087 Broadway Map It!
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-9020
www.lloydscarrotcake.com
  • Carrot Cake
    extra amounts of nutmeg & cinnamon makes it special; "this carrot cake is an Oscar-winning movie star...the Katharine Hepburn of desserts"-Alex Guarnaschelli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
275 ratings
est. 1985; quaint but staple bakery serving the neighborhood and beyond
Pietros RistoranteSee Pietros Ristorante Video ($$$)
(131 ratings)

232 E 43rd St Map It!
New York, NY 10017
(212) 682-9760
pietros.com
  • Caesar Salad
4.0 out of 5
131 ratings
ProvisionsSee Provisions Video ($$)
(128 ratings)

3 Harbor Sq Map It!
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-3258
provisionsnantucket.com
  • Turkey Terrific Sandwich
    sandwich w/ smoked turkey, cranberry, stuffing & mayo...the whole Thanksgiving meal in 1 sandwich; cannot get during Thanksgiving (closed)
4.0 out of 5
128 ratings
since 1973; on Nantucket Island
Purple House ($)
(41 ratings)

378 Walnut Hill Rd Map It!
North Yarmouth, ME 04097
(207) 808-3148
thepurplehousebakery.com
  • Montreal Style Bagel
    honey boiled scratch-made bagels coated in Montreal spice mix & baked in a wood burning oven; Alex likes cream cheese, scallions, dill & lox; looks good
4.0 out of 5
41 ratings
wood fired bakery operating out of a quaint house built in 1950
Quang Restaurant ($$)
(1237 ratings)

2719 Nicollet Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4739
www.quang-restaurant.com
  • Banh Bao
    pork, egg & Chinese sausage bun; rolled w/ a twist & steamed
4.0 out of 5
1237 ratings
est. 1989; family-owned traditional Vietnamese restaurant
Rawley's Drive-InSee Rawley's Drive-In Video ($)
(108 ratings)

1886 Post Rd Map It!
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-9023
  • Deep Fried Hot Dog
    "the works" - w/ mustard, relish, sauerkraut & chopped fried bacon
4.0 out of 5
108 ratings
Sepia ($$$)
(1208 ratings)

123 N Jefferson St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-1920
www.sepiachicago.com
  • Rohan Duck
    seared duck breast, foie gras ganache, picked blueberries & carrots, sauce poivrade infused w/ chocolate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1208 ratings
opened in 2007; built from a 19th century print shop; featuring inventive American cuisine
  • Walleye
    fish steamed w/ ginger & scallions; "off the charts tasty!" -Alex Guarnaschelli
4.0 out of 5
371 ratings
opened in 1990; serving Cantonese menu featuring fresh seafood
Ted's Bulletin ($$)
(2252 ratings)

505 8th St SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8337
www.tedsbulletin.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Kids' Menu"
  • Grilled Cheese Super Deluxe
    stuffed w/ braised short rib & three cheese mac ‘n’ cheese; served w/ roma tomato soup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2252 ratings
est. 2010; modern American diner w/ 6 locations & breakfast all day; multiple locations
Tillie's [CLOSED]See Tillie's Video ($$$)
(68 ratings)

519 Millburn Ave Map It!
Millburn, NJ 07078
(973) 564-9700
  • Cajun Shrimp & Grits
    w/ brandy, hot sauce & shishito peppers; "best shrimp & grits I've ever eaten, bar-none!" -Alex Guarnaschelli
4.0 out of 5
68 ratings
[CLOSED]; family run eatery serving farm fresh American fare
Vin RougeSee Vin Rouge Video ($$)
(519 ratings)

2010 Hillsborough Rd Map It!
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0466
www.vinrougerestaurant.co...
  • Gratin de Macaroni
    macaroni and Gruyere cheese-induced Bechamel sauce w/ house-cured-house-smoked bacon baked in casserole dish; looks good
4.0 out of 5
519 ratings
consistently ranked in the top tier of "Best Of" lists by the local and national press (from its website); outdoor dining in courtyard garden available
White MannaSee White Manna Video ($)
(1316 ratings)

358 River St Map It!
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914
  • Sliders (Cheeseburgers)
    w/ sliced onions smashed into patties & topped w/ cheese; looks good; each so small, "a proper serving would be somewhere between 3 and 11"-Alex Guarnaschelli (joking...maybe)
4.0 out of 5
1316 ratings
tiny burger joint; beef brought in daily every morning; long lines
AgnantiSee Agnanti Video ($$)
(537 ratings)

19-06 Ditmars Blvd Map It!
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 545-4554
agnantiastoria.com
  • Dolmades Yialantzi (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
537 ratings
Black Bull [CLOSED]See Black Bull Video
(386 ratings)

1721 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
  • Paella Valenciana
    bomba rice, free-range chicken & rabbit, green beans, rosemary, socarrat
3.5 out of 5
386 ratings
[CLOSED]; est 2012; permanently closed & rebranded under same ownership as Mama Delia
  • Salty Soured Pickled Rye Bread
    bread flour, locally grown rye flour, salt, pickle puree/brine (key ingredient); covered w/ caraway seeds; uses a natural rye starter 1st cultured in Southampton 15+ years ago; featured w/ chicken liver mousse
3.5 out of 5
76 ratings
started at farmer's markets in 2011; "serves breads, pastries, sandwiches, fresh juices alongside a menu of simple, nutritious food for breakfast & lunch, & weekend dinners by candlelight" (from its website)
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Dipped"
  • Original French Dip Sandwich
    slow roasted beef chuck, au jus, French roll; "beef on beef on beef!" -Alex Guarnaschelli; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2264 ratings
est. 1908; historic saloon said to have originated the French dip, also known for cocktails & speakeasy
Cowgirl BBQSee Cowgirl BBQ Video ($$)
(824 ratings)

319 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-2565
www.cowgirlsantafe.com
  • Five Pepper Nachos
    tortilla chips topped w/ black beans, Jack & cheddar cheese, red onions, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, black olives & sour cream & "Salsa Diablo" (extra spicy); on show, added pulled chicken, chipotle pulled pork & shredded beef
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger
    black Angus beef, ground beef, buffalo w/ applewood smoked bacon served in a pretzel bun w/ melted brie, chopped green chile, tomato & drizzle of truffle oil; served w/ hand-cut fries; looks good
  • Frito Pie (& Ribs)
    16-hr smoked brisket chili on Frito's w/ side of sour cream, cheddar, chopped onions & sliced jalapenos; Alex also gets the spiced-rubbed pork ribs
3.5 out of 5
824 ratings
#28 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1993; located in a hundred-year-old building in the historic Guadalupe district of Santa Fe
  • Lobster Tail & Sfogliatella
    desserts - stuffed pastries; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1694 ratings
Alex Guarnaschelli (bio)   (63 restaurants)    
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