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Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift ShopBragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop
RR 14 Map It!
East Montpelier, VT
(802) 223-5757
  • 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
39 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 RestaurantCommander's Palace Restaurant
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
4.5 out of 5
3251 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; Other Recipes: House Salad w/ Creole Mayonnaise Dressing
Hot Doug'sHot Doug's (CLOSED)
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
3146 ratings
CLOSED; #79 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #4 (America's Best: American Classics); serve only sausages & french fries; cash only; long lines
Neptune OysterNeptune Oyster
63 Salem St Map It!
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-3474
  • 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
3979 ratings
#5 (America's Best: American Classics); mentioned in multiple magazines (Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, others); long lines
Old Country StoreOld Country Store
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
63 ratings
Red Eyed MuleRed Eyed Mule
1405 Church St NE Map It!
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
  • 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
389 ratings
opened in 2011; serving "biscuits & burgers"; vision: to create "one of those places" that everyone remembers; open for breakfast and lunch only
Sweet RepublicSweet Republic
9160 E Shea Blvd Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 248-6979
  • 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
680 ratings
opened in 2008; highlighted in many publications and media including "The Hot 10" Best Ice Cream Shops in Bon Appetit (2009)
Barney GreengrassBarney Greengrass
541 Amsterdam Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
  • Chopped Herring Salad Sandwich
    Alton likes on rye w/ tomato (usually on bagel)
  • Potato Latkes
    w/ side of sour cream & apple sauce
4.0 out of 5
593 ratings
since 1908; old-time NY Jewish-style deli
465 S La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, 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
4.0 out of 5
3464 ratings
#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 GrillBlue Ridge Grill
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
149 ratings
"established as one of the 'in spots' for Atlanta's movers and shakers...rustic, yet casual, elegance" (from its website)
Cafe JacquelineCafe Jacqueline
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
602 ratings
it's a souffle restaurant
Captain Parker's PubCaptain Parker's Pub
668 Route 28 Map It!
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
(508) 771-4266
  • Clam Chowder
    thick and creamy; multi-award winning (fourteen first place trophies); looks good
4.0 out of 5
400 ratings
#6 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1981; overlooking the Parker River
Creperie Beau MondeCreperie Beau Monde
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
563 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
Hankook TaqueriaHankook Taqueria
1341 Collier Rd Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
  • Bibim-Bop
    beef rice bowl w/ veggies; $6 at airtime
4.0 out of 5
790 ratings
Holeman & FinchHoleman & Finch
2277 Peachtree Rd NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA
(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
1210 ratings
#1 (America's Best: American Classics); according to website, burgers are also a regular part of Sunday brunch offering
Hominy GrillHominy Grill
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
1954 ratings
#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 DogsJack's Cosmic Dogs
2805 N Highway 17 Map It!
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 884-7677
  • Cosmic Dog
    house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
208 ratings
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
  • 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
2022 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 PichetLe Pichet
1933 1st Ave Map It!
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 256-1499
  • 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
915 ratings
opened in 2000; 32-seat restaurant specializing in the regional cuisine and wine of France; "Best French Restaurant"-Seattle Weekly (2009)
Little OwlLittle Owl
90 Bedford St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-4695
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes
    only on weekends
4.0 out of 5
1165 ratings
opened in 2010; flexible intimate venue w/ a kitchen in full view or the dining space
328 W Davie St Map It!
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 890-4500
  • 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
2151 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
Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish IncTed Peters Famous Smoked Fish Inc
1350 Pasadena Ave S Map It!
South Pasadena, FL 33707
(727) 381-7931
  • Smoked Mullet Fish Dinner
    smoked w/ red oak in drawer-type smoker; a favorite; smoked in red oak
  • Potato Salad
    made w/ bacon!; "that is up there in the top best potato salads I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Smoked Fish Spread
    a top seller; ground mahi & mullet-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
293 ratings
opened in 1951; cash only
A Single PebbleA Single Pebble
133 Bank St Map It!
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 865-5200
  • Mock Eel (Braised Shitake Mushrooms)
    it's not eel; coated in salty, sour, spicy sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
242 ratings
Cafe BeignetCafe Beignet
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
3.5 out of 5
1728 ratings
Kreuz MarketKreuz Market
619 N Colorado St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2361
  • Beef Brisket
    cooked for 6 hrs; looks good
  • Sausage
  • BBQ Meat Platter
    sausage, beef brisket, smoked turkey, pork spare ribs; looks good
3.5 out of 5
699 ratings
#10 (America's Best: American Classics);
Food War: Kreuz's vs. Smitty's... Kreuz won (3-votes-to-2); opened in 1900 as a meat market and grocery store, became full-fledged restaurant in 1960s, moved to new location in 1999; sister owns rival Smitty's Market across town; served on butcher paper; no BBQ sauce, no forks
Alton Brown (bio)  (28 restaurants)    
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