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Avec: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AvecSee Avec Video
(1907 ratings)

615 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 377-2002
www.avecrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Chorizo-Stuffed Dates
    bacon-wrapped
4.5 out of 5
1907 ratings
opened in 2003; wine bar that includes a menu of rustic food
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Best Drink"
  • Kyoto Iced Coffee
    takes 12 hours to make
4.5 out of 5
1630 ratings
vow: sells coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to customers
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Cochon Butcher: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cochon ButcherSee Cochon Butcher Video
(2798 ratings)

930 Tchoupitoulas St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
www.cochonbutcher.com
  • Boudin Sausage
    meat is pre-cooked prior to put into casing; how to eat: squeeze meat into mouth w/o eating casing
4.5 out of 5
2798 ratings
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  • Basteeya (Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie)
4.0 out of 5
1924 ratings
CLOSED (temporarily); inventive take on California influenced, Mediterranean & Moroccan dishes
5
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Mondrian Cake
4.0 out of 5
124 ratings
CLOSED
6
  • Pork Belly Cubano
    use 2-day cured pork belly (rather than traditional roast pork) served w/ ham, swiss, pickles, mayo, hot sauce and mustard; looks good
  • Pork Belly Rueben
    w/ Russian dressing (mixed w/ bacon fat!), swiss and kraut; looks good
  • Salt Cod Sandwich
    pureed salt cod w/ Spanish chorizo, marinated olives, olive oil & red wine vinegar
4.0 out of 5
616 ratings
CLOSED; #97 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); owned and operated by good friends and sandwich aficionados who used to work in fine dining; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Bacon"
  • Bacon Apple Maple Donuts
4.0 out of 5
1758 ratings
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  • Prosciutto Ice Cream
  • Secret Breakfast Ice Cream
    top seller; ice cream w/ corn cereal cookies made w/ bourbon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3242 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); won many awards (SF Weekly - "Best Ice Cream in San Francisco" Reader's Poll, and other recognitions)
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Mr Pollo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mr PolloSee Mr Pollo Video
(522 ratings)

2823 Mission St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(860) 912-9168
  • $15 Chef's Tasting Menu
    four courses; varies depending what chef gets at market
4.0 out of 5
522 ratings
chef takes order, cooks and does the dishes
10
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Fried Clam Roll
3.5 out of 5
389 ratings
TEMPORARILY CLOSED; also in Middletown, RI; Other Recipes: Flo's Clams Casino
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • Green Papaya Salad
    Vietnamese dish; papaya is unriped and shredded for crunchy texture; Chris orders w/ rice porridge and alternates bites to mix "rich & creamy w/ crisp & refreshing"
3.5 out of 5
799 ratings
CLOSED
12
  • Bacon & Marmalade Sandwich
3.5 out of 5
969 ratings
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Yank Sing: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Yank SingSee Yank Sing Video
(2309 ratings)

101 Spear St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 781-1111
www.yanksing.com
  • Baked BBQ Pork Buns
    part of dim sum
  • Peking Duck
    signature dish; house-roasted Peking Duck served as a dim sum appetizer, Crispy paper thin honey-coated skin & tender slices of duck stuffed in a steamed seashell bun, accompanied w/ finely slivered scallions & smears of tangy hoisin sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2309 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chinese Food); James Beard Award winner (2009); dim sum: small individual portions of food pushed around on carts by servers
Chris Cosentino (bio)   (13 restaurants)