Alton Brown (bio)

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Keens SteakhouseSee Keens Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(3008 ratings)

72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
  • Steak
    dry-aged for 3-4 weeks, thick-cut; looks good
  • Legendary Mutton Chop
    dry aged up to 1 week, served w/ jus, mint jelly & sauteed escarole; "now I'm hungry" -Richard Blais; large lamb chop
  • Prime Rib
    "King's cut" (huge...32-oz); looks good!
4.0 out of 5
3008 ratings
#3 (America's Best: American Classics); est. 1885; award-winning giant steaks & signature meats; 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 PichetSee Le Pichet Video ($$)
(1117 ratings)

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
1117 ratings
opened in 2000; 32-seat restaurant specializing in the regional cuisine and wine of France; "Best French Restaurant"-Seattle Weekly (2009)
Little OwlSee Little Owl Video ($$$)
(1425 ratings)

90 Bedford St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-4695
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes
    only on weekends
4.0 out of 5
1425 ratings
opened in 2010; flexible intimate venue w/ a kitchen in full view or the dining space
Pit ($$)
(3335 ratings)

328 W Davie St Map It!
Raleigh, NC 27601
(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
3335 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
Sally Bell's Kitchen ($)
(150 ratings)

2337 West Broad St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-2838
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Throwback"
  • Box Lunch
    turkey sandwich, homemade potato salad, deviled egg, cheese wafer, cupcake & pecan cookie; looks good
4.0 out of 5
150 ratings
est. 1924; renowned bake shop known for cakes, tarts, pies, bread & more
Scarlett Begonia ($$)
(979 ratings)

21 W Victoria St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 770-2143
  • 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
979 ratings
est 2011; local, organic "thoughtful food" w/ full bar & bakery
State Bird Provisions ($$$)
(3083 ratings)

1529 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 795-1272
  • Sourdough Sauerkraut Pecorino & Ricotta Pancakes
    top-selling pancake; sourdough, pecorino & ricotta pancakes w/ dehydrated sauerkraut powder; Alton loved it so much he got three orders in a row
4.0 out of 5
3083 ratings
est. 2012; Michelin star-winning contemporary American cuisine; named for quail & small plates on Dim sum-style carts
  • 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
535 ratings
opened in 1951; cash only
A Single PebbleSee A Single Pebble Video ($$)
(358 ratings)

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
358 ratings
  • Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
    blackened & raw tomatillos blended w/ avocado, lime juice, seed-in jalapeño, garlic, cilantro & toasted cumin; served w/ house corn chips
3.5 out of 5
201 ratings
rustic Mexican dishes in a refurbished barn
KismetSee Kismet Video ($$)
(561 ratings)

4648 Hollywood Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 409-0404
  • Jeweled Persian Crispy Rice
    basmati rice crust (tahdig), currants, toasted pumpkin seeds & egg yolk; looks good
3.5 out of 5
561 ratings
opened in 2017; family-style menu that "combines seasonal California produce w/ Mediterranean-inspired flavors" (from its website)
Kreuz MarketSee Kreuz Market Video ($$)
(950 ratings)

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
950 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
Lynn's Paradise Cafe [CLOSED] ($$)
(267 ratings)

984 Barret Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-3447
  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
267 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
Relish [CLOSED]See Relish Video ($$)
(32 ratings)

590 Mimosa Blvd Map It!
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 650-7877
  • Fried Black-Eyed Peas
3.5 out of 5
32 ratings
Dillard House RestaurantSee Dillard House Restaurant Video ($$)
(494 ratings)

768 Franklin St Map It!
Dillard, GA 30537
(800) 541-0671
  • Country Ham
2.5 out of 5
494 ratings
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