Chris Cosentino (bio)

  (13 restaurants)    
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AvecSee Avec Video ($$$)
(2248 ratings)

615 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 377-2002
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Chorizo-Stuffed Dates
4.5 out of 5
2248 ratings
opened in 2003; wine bar that includes a menu of rustic food
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Best Drink"
  • Kyoto Iced Coffee
    takes 12 hours to make
4.5 out of 5
1690 ratings
vow: sells coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to customers
Cochon ButcherSee Cochon Butcher Video ($$)
(3840 ratings)

930 Tchoupitoulas St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-7675
  • 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
3840 ratings
est. 2009; butcher shop, a sandwich counter & a wine bar inspired by old-world meat market
Mr PolloSee Mr Pollo Video ($$)
(608 ratings)

2823 Mission St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(860) 912-9168
  • $15 Chef's Tasting Menu
    four courses; varies depending what chef gets at market
4.5 out of 5
608 ratings
chef takes order, cooks and does the dishes
  • Basteeya (Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie)
4.0 out of 5
1924 ratings
[CLOSED]; inventive take on California influenced, Mediterranean & Moroccan dishes
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Mondrian Cake
4.0 out of 5
120 ratings
Bunk Sandwiches [CLOSED]See Bunk Sandwiches Video ($)
(611 ratings)

621 SE Morrison St Map It!
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 328-2865
  • 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
611 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
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Bacon"
  • Bacon Apple Maple Donuts
4.0 out of 5
1940 ratings
  • 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
3436 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)
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Fried Clam Roll
3.5 out of 5
661 ratings
Other Recipes: Flo's Clams Casino
Out the Door [CLOSED]See Out the Door Video ($$)
(788 ratings)

Westfield San Francisco Centre Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 541-9913
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
788 ratings
  • Bacon & Marmalade Sandwich
3.5 out of 5
1063 ratings
Yank SingSee Yank Sing Video ($$$)
(2638 ratings)

101 Spear St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 781-1111
  • 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
2638 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)