Alton Brown (bio)

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Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift ShopSee Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop Video ($$)
(86 ratings)

1005 Vt Rte 14 N Map It!
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-5757
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's perfect"-Alton Brown; served every weekend in March and April; a Vermont tradition
4.5 out of 5
86 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 PalaceSee Commander's Palace Video ($$$)
(5585 ratings)

1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
  • 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
5585 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
Gibson's DonutsSee Gibson's Donuts Video ($)
(915 ratings)

760 Mount Moriah Rd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 682-8200
  • Glazed Donuts
    yeast-raised classic, coated in house glaze; try 1 free w/ first visit; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
915 ratings
est. 1967; popular counter-service donut shop w/ an array of flavors & seasonal specialties
Hankook TaqueriaSee Hankook Taqueria Video ($)
(1046 ratings)

1341 Collier Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
  • Bibim-Bop
    beef rice bowl w/ veggies; $6 at airtime
  • Bulgogi Kimchi Fries
    fries topped w/ marinated rib-eye, kimchi, Queso sauce, gochujang (hot sauce), scallions; looks good
  • Tongdak Fried Chicken Tacos
    w/ chipotle aioli, sesame salad (vinaigrette & onions, cilantro, lime), Jack cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1046 ratings
Korean/Mexican fusion
Hot Doug's [CLOSED] ($)
(3136 ratings)

3324 N California Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550
  • 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
3136 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 ($$$$)
(851 ratings)

1170 Howell Mill Rd Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 665-4555
  • Beef Wellington
    chateaubriand, mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, puff pastry; must provide restaurant 24 hours notice to order; looks good
4.5 out of 5
851 ratings
est 2015; steakhouse named after Marcel Cerdan, an iconic French professional boxer
Neptune Oyster ($$$)
(6210 ratings)

63 Salem St Map It!
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-3474
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
6210 ratings
#5 (America's Best: American Classics); mentioned in multiple magazines (Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, others); long lines
Old Country StoreSee Old Country Store Video ($$)
(130 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); " honesty, this is the best fried chicken I've ever had in my life"-Alton Brown; looks good
4.5 out of 5
130 ratings
Red Eyed MuleSee Red Eyed Mule Video ($$)
(848 ratings)

430 S Marietta Pkwy SE Map It!
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
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
848 ratings
opened in 2011; serving "biscuits & burgers"; vision: to create "one of those places" that everyone remembers; open for breakfast and lunch only
Sweet RepublicSee Sweet Republic Video ($$)
(963 ratings)

9160 E Shea Blvd Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 248-6979
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
963 ratings
opened in 2008; highlighted in many publications and media including "The Hot 10" Best Ice Cream Shops in Bon Appetit (2009)
Barbuto [CLOSED]See Barbuto Video ($$$)
(885 ratings)

775 Washington St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-9700
  • 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
885 ratings
[CLOSED]; revival of a 15+ year neighborhood icon; simple, seasonal Italian menu
Barney GreengrassSee Barney Greengrass Video ($$)
(912 ratings)

541 Amsterdam Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
  • 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
912 ratings
since 1908; old-time NY Jewish-style deli
Bazaar [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(3843 ratings)

465 La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
  • 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
  • Nitro Coconut Floating Island
    coconut cream, caramelized sliced bananas, passion fruit gelee, coffee syrup, vanilla syrup, banana pastry cream, toasted coconut
4.0 out of 5
3843 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
Biscuit LoveSee Biscuit Love Video ($$)
(4974 ratings)

316 11th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 490-9584
  • "The Gertie"
    named after chef's daughter; caramelized banana jam, Southern chocolate gravy, peanut butter & pretzels on a buttermilk biscuit; looks good
  • "Bill Neal's Shrimp & Grits"
    gulf shrimp, roasted mushrooms, bacon, green onions, lemon Tabasco beurre blanc, served over cheese grits; looks good
  • The Wash Park
    sandwich w/ buttermilk biscuit, 2 beef burger patties, Pimento cheese, bacon jam, 1 egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4974 ratings
est. 2012; started as a food truck that offered an assortment of southern menu options sourced from local purveyors and farms; eventually became a brick & mortar establishment in has 3 locations; long lines
Blue Ridge GrillSee Blue Ridge Grill Video ($$$)
(292 ratings)

1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-5030
  • Fried Pickle Chips
    not on have to ask for it; served w/ herb buttermilk dressing as dipping sauce
4.0 out of 5
292 ratings
"established as one of the 'in spots' for Atlanta's movers and shakers...rustic, yet casual, elegance" (from its website)
Cafe BeignetSee Cafe Beignet Video ($)
(3140 ratings)

334 Royal St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-5530
  • 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
3140 ratings
Cafe JacquelineSee Cafe Jacqueline Video ($$$)
(696 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
696 ratings
it's a souffle restaurant
Captain Parker's Pub ($$)
(849 ratings)

668 Rt 28 Map It!
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 771-4266
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
849 ratings
#6 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1981; overlooking the Parker River
Creperie Beau Monde [CLOSED]See Creperie Beau Monde Video ($$)
(596 ratings)

624 S 6th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0656
  • Crepes
    Savory: mushroom, swiss cheese, roasted almonds; Sweet: pears, chocolate, chestnut cream
4.0 out of 5
596 ratings
[CLOSED]; founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
Destroyer ($$)
(801 ratings)

3578 Hayden Ave Map It!
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 360-3860
  • Rice Porridge
    caramelized broccoli, puffed rice & burnt onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
801 ratings
minimalist, daytime-only spot for inventive Scandinavian-style breakfast & lunch fare
Fong's PizzaSee Fong's Pizza Video ($$)
(902 ratings)

223 4th St Map It!
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 323-3333
  • Crab Rangoon Pizza
    crab rangoon base, surimi, green onion, asiago & mozzarella topped w/ crispy wontons & a sweet chili lattice; looks good
  • General Tso's Chicken Pizza
    thin crust pizza topped w/ "General Tso" sauce, breaded chicken, water chestnuts, baby corn, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, asiago & green onion
4.0 out of 5
902 ratings
est. 2009; mid-century style restaurant & Tiki bar serving pizzas inspired by classic Chinese takeout dishes; Other Recipes: King Fong
Fred's Meat & Bread
(550 ratings)

99 Krog St NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30307
  • Cheesesteak Sandwich
    10-oz ribeye, onion, American cheese on house baked bread; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
550 ratings
located in the Krog St Market; "classic sandwiches, handcut fries & old-school sodas" (from its website)
Holeman & Finch [CLOSED]See Holeman & Finch Video ($$)
(1359 ratings)

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
  • 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
1359 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (America's Best: American Classics); according to website, burgers are also a regular part of Sunday brunch offering
Hominy Grill [CLOSED]See Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2388 ratings)

207 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
  • 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
2388 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
Jack's Cosmic DogsSee Jack's Cosmic Dogs Video ($)
(387 ratings)

2805 N Hwy 17 Map It!
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 884-7677
  • 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
387 ratings
funky throwback to 1950s sci-fi retro theme
Alton Brown (bio)   (40 restaurants)    
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