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Alton Brown (bio)

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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Combos"
  • Sugar on Snow
    combo of snow (shaved ice), thicken maple syrup, a plate of pickles and unsweetened raised doughnuts; "of all the combinations of food I've ever had, it's the one I sat back and thought I'm viewing the plate of God...it's perfect"-Alton Brown; served every weekend in March and April; a Vermont tradition
4.5 out of 5
57 ratings
farm gift shop and sugar house nestled in the pine-clad hills; 8 generations of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup production; rating might be for shop
Commander's Palace: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Commander's PalaceSee Commander's Palace Video ($$$)
(4625 ratings)

1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com
  • Gumbo
    recipe changes slightly depending on what is fresh and local for that day; looks good
  • Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
    rich bread pudding whipped into a light fluffy souffle w/ whiskey sauce; looks good
  • Louisiana Blue Crab Lasagna
    seasonal; mushroom-spinach-caramelized onions-ricotta lasagna topped w/ deep-fried soft-shell crab & crab-based hollandaise sauce; looks good
  • Shrimp and Tasso Henican
    a signature dish; wild Louisiana white shrimp stuffed w/ spicy Cajun ham tossed in Crystal hot sauce w/ pickled okra & five pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4625 ratings
#7 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1880; before Hurricane Katrina, it was the longest continually operating restaurant in U.S...closed for 13 months for restoration; restaurant in turquoise and white Victorian in The Garden District
Hot Doug's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hot Doug's [CLOSED] ($)
(3120 ratings)

3324 N California Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550
hotdougs.com
  • Sausage
    range from 12-25 variations each day (including alligator, kangaroo, antelope, buffalo, rattlesnake); "Classic Chicago Dog": beef hot dog on poppy seed bun topped w/ yellow mustard, onions, sweet neon-green relish, tomatoes, and a slice of dilled pickle (hot peppers optional)
4.5 out of 5
3120 ratings
[CLOSED]; #79 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #4 (America's Best: American Classics); serve only sausages & french fries; cash only; long lines
Marcel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marcel ($$$$)
(572 ratings)

1170 Howell Mill Rd Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 665-4555
marcelatl.com
  • Beef Wellington
    chateaubriand, mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, puff pastry; must provide restaurant 24 hours notice to order; looks good
4.5 out of 5
572 ratings
est 2015; steakhouse named after Marcel Cerdan, an iconic French professional boxer
Neptune Oyster: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Neptune Oyster ($$$)
(5085 ratings)

63 Salem St Map It!
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-3474
www.neptuneoyster.com
As Seen On:
America's Best, Episode: "American Classics"
  • Lobster Roll
    prepared 2 different ways: cold w/ mayo or sauteed in hot buttered; served in brioche bun; both look good
4.5 out of 5
5085 ratings
#5 (America's Best: American Classics); mentioned in multiple magazines (Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, others); long lines
Old Country Store: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Old Country StoreSee Old Country Store Video ($$)
(90 ratings)

18801 Hwy 61 Map It!
Lorman, MS 39096
(601) 437-3661
  • Fried Chicken
    Dr. D's uses secret seasoning "shake" (his grandmother's recipe); "crunchitude...in honesty, this is the best fried chicken I've ever had in my life"-Alton Brown; looks good
4.5 out of 5
90 ratings
Red Eyed Mule: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Eyed MuleSee Red Eyed Mule Video ($)
(650 ratings)

1405 Church St Extension Map It!
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
www.theredeyedmule.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Messy"
  • Jake's Sloppy Slaw Burger
    black Angus burger topped w/ sloppy Joe (Angus chuck-chorizo) mix and coleslaw all served on Texas toast; "eating this, I'd probably wear a bathing suit and sit on a sheet of plastic (it's that messy)"-Alton Brown; looks good
4.5 out of 5
650 ratings
opened in 2011; serving "biscuits & burgers"; vision: to create "one of those places" that everyone remembers; open for breakfast and lunch only
Sweet Republic: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sweet RepublicSee Sweet Republic Video ($$)
(812 ratings)

9160 E Shea Blvd Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 248-6979
www.sweetrepublic.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Ice Creamy"
  • Toffee Banofi Sundae
    double-scoop Madagascar vanilla ice cream, banana-halves, caramel sauce, whipped cream, topped w/ housemade almond brittle toffee; looks good
4.5 out of 5
812 ratings
opened in 2008; highlighted in many publications and media including "The Hot 10" Best Ice Cream Shops in Bon Appetit (2009)
Barbuto: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barbuto [CLOSED]See Barbuto Video ($$$)
(881 ratings)

775 Washington St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-9700
www.barbutonyc.com
  • Pollo Al Forno (Roasted Chicken)
    topped w/ salsa verde; "this is what I would call a 'master recipe'"-Tyler Florence
  • Buccatini Ala Carbonara
    classic pasta dish w/ olive oil, pancetta, farm egg yolks, parmesan & black pepper
4.0 out of 5
881 ratings
[CLOSED]; revival of a 15+ year neighborhood icon; simple, seasonal Italian menu
Barney Greengrass: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barney GreengrassSee Barney Greengrass Video ($$)
(754 ratings)

541 Amsterdam Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
www.barneygreengrass.com/...
  • Chopped Herring Salad Sandwich
    chopped pickled Icelandic herring salad made w/ apple sauce, cured onions, matzo meal, & sugar; Alton likes on rye w/ tomato (normally on a bagel); looks good
  • Potato Latkes
    w/ side of sour cream & apple sauce
4.0 out of 5
754 ratings
since 1908; old-time NY Jewish-style deli
Bazaar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bazaar [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(3858 ratings)

465 South La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
www.thebazaar.com
As Seen On:
America's Best, Episode: "American Classics"
  • Philly Cheese Steak
    not your traditional philly cheese steak...bite-sized "air bread" filled w/ cheddar mousse, onion puree and topped w/ thinly sliced Wagyu beef
4.0 out of 5
3858 ratings
[CLOSED]; #2 (America's Best: American Classics); many awards and recognitions including Restaurant of the Year (Esquire - 2009); one of José Andrés's restaurant (José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards); European-inspired "indoor piazza" décor
Blue Ridge Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue Ridge GrillSee Blue Ridge Grill Video ($$$)
(203 ratings)

1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-5030
www.blueridgegrill.com
  • Fried Pickle Chips
    not on menu...you have to ask for it; served w/ herb buttermilk dressing as dipping sauce
4.0 out of 5
203 ratings
"established as one of the 'in spots' for Atlanta's movers and shakers...rustic, yet casual, elegance" (from its website)
Cafe Beignet: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(2522 ratings)

334 Royal St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-5530
www.cafebeignet.com
  • Beignets & Chicory Coffee
    cross between a French pastry and an American doughnut; golden squares and powdered w/ confectioner's sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2522 ratings
Cafe Jacqueline: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe JacquelineSee Cafe Jacqueline Video ($$$)
(659 ratings)

1454 Grant Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-5565
  • Strawberry Souffle
    serves 2 to 4 persons; "best souffle I've ever had...hands down!"-Alton Brown
4.0 out of 5
659 ratings
it's a souffle restaurant
As Seen On:
America's Best, Episode: "American Classics"
  • Clam Chowder
    thick and creamy; multi-award winning (fourteen first place trophies); looks good
4.0 out of 5
594 ratings
#6 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1981; overlooking the Parker River
  • Crepes
    Savory: mushroom, swiss cheese, roasted almonds; Sweet: pears, chocolate, chestnut cream
4.0 out of 5
595 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
Hankook Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hankook TaqueriaSee Hankook Taqueria Video ($)
(929 ratings)

1341 Collier Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
www.hankooktaqueria.com
  • Bibim-Bop
    beef rice bowl w/ veggies; $6 at airtime
  • Bulgogi Kimchi Fries
    fries topped w/ marinated rib-eye, kimchi, Queso sauce, gochujang (hot sauce), scallions; looks good
  • Tongdak Fried Chicken Tacos
    w/ chipotle aioli, sesame salad (vinaigrette & onions, cilantro, lime), Jack cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
929 ratings
Korean/Mexican fusion
Holeman & Finch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holeman & Finch [CLOSED]See Holeman & Finch Video ($$)
(1347 ratings)

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
www.holeman-finch.com
  • The Burger (Double Cheeseburger)
    only 24 burgers served after 10pm...sometimes selling out w/in minutes; everything is homemade including bun, ketchup, mustard, pickles; not on menu, served after 10pm, only 24 burgers per night; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1347 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (America's Best: American Classics); according to website, burgers are also a regular part of Sunday brunch offering
Hominy Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hominy Grill [CLOSED]See Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2354 ratings)

207 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
hominygrill.com
  • Big Nasty
    biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good; biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good
  • Shrimp & Grits
    signature dish; signature dish; signature dish
  • Chocolate Pudding
4.0 out of 5
2354 ratings
[CLOSED]; #87 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#8 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1996; outdoor seating available; in historic Charleston; country-style institution; Other Recipes: Sausage Gravy
  • Cosmic Dog
    house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good!
  • Blue Galatic Dog
    homemade chili, creamy cheddar cheese, house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good
4.0 out of 5
296 ratings
funky throwback to 1950s sci-fi retro theme
Keens Steakhouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Keens SteakhouseSee Keens Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(2565 ratings)

72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
www.keens.com
  • Steak
    dry-aged for 3-4 weeks, thick-cut; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    "King's cut" (huge...32-oz); looks good!
  • Legendary Mutton Chop
    large lamb chop
4.0 out of 5
2565 ratings
#3 (America's Best: American Classics); est. 1885; formerly an all-mens club; owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world (many line the ceiling); historic photos/posters hung wall-to-wall; over 300 single-malts scotches available
Le Pichet: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Le PichetSee Le Pichet Video ($$)
(1016 ratings)

1933 1st Ave Map It!
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 256-1499
www.lepichetseattle.com
  • Raclette Savoyarde
    Raclette cheese (aged 3-5 mo.) melted in small skillet which you pour on quartered seasoned potatoes on a plate that is served w/ charcuterie (plate of sliced prepared meat products and pickles); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1016 ratings
opened in 2000; 32-seat restaurant specializing in the regional cuisine and wine of France; "Best French Restaurant"-Seattle Weekly (2009)
Little Owl: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little OwlSee Little Owl Video ($$$)
(1280 ratings)

90 Bedford St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-4695
thelittleowlnyc.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes
    only on weekends
4.0 out of 5
1280 ratings
opened in 2010; flexible intimate venue w/ a kitchen in full view or the dining space
Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pit ($$)
(2830 ratings)

328 W Davie St Map It!
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 890-4500
www.thepit-raleigh.com
  • Pulled Pork
    distinction is the hot vinegar sauce; looks good
  • Ribs
    meaty "manly" ribs cooked fast & hot; smoked in hickory & oak
4.0 out of 5
2830 ratings
#9 (America's Best: American Classics); Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe 1 | recipe 2]; opened in 2007; contemporary setting in a restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse; roast whole pig
Scarlett Begonia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Scarlett Begonia ($$)
(792 ratings)

21 W Victoria St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 770-2143
scarlettbegonia.net
  • Yukon Gold Cinnamon Roll
    dough made from boiled potatoes (key ingredient); rolled w/ cinnamon-sugar mixture, proofed & baked; topped w/ cream cheese icing; looks good
4.0 out of 5
792 ratings
est 2011; local, organic "thoughtful food" w/ full bar & bakery
Alton Brown (bio)   (33 restaurants)    
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