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Claire Robinson (bio)

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  • 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
3392 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
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Drew's Denver Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Drew's Denver Deli (CLOSED)See Drew's Denver Deli Video
(67 ratings)

988 Lincoln St Map It!
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-7999
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "At a Deli"
  • Jimmy's Favorite Sandwich
    Reuben sandwich that uses 2 Latkas (potato pancakes) as its "bread"; written in Esquire's feature "Best Sandwiches in America" (2008); looks good
4.5 out of 5
67 ratings
CLOSED; originally called Jimmy & Drew's; moved from original location on 2855 28th St, Boulder
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  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
1897 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Payne's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Payne's BBQSee Payne's BBQ Video
(219 ratings)

1762 Lamar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 272-1523
  • Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
219 ratings
5
Restaurant Iris: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Restaurant IrisSee Restaurant Iris Video
(213 ratings)

2146 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828
www.restaurantiris.com
  • Surf and Turf
    Fried Oysters Po' boy that uses a steak as its "bread" w/ blue cheese, bacon and hollandaise sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
213 ratings
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Baked: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BakedSee Baked Video
(482 ratings)

359 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-0345
bakednyc.com
  • Sweet and Salty Brownies
    almost flourless, dark & rich; chocolate brownie w/ salty caramel lava middle filling; "(this will) ruin you for brownies for the rest of your life"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie
    banana cream pie topped w/ peanut butter frosting
4.0 out of 5
482 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe] ; opened in 2005 by two "dessert archaeologists - digging and researching and eating their way through the regional desserts of America" (from its website)
7
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Best Drink"
  • Grapefruit Margarita
4.0 out of 5
1019 ratings
8
Colt & Gray: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Colt & GraySee Colt & Gray Video
(384 ratings)

1553 Platte St Map It!
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
www.coltandgray.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Bourbon Ice Cream
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
384 ratings
9
Desnuda: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DesnudaSee Desnuda Video
(372 ratings)

122 E 7th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-3515
www.desnudany.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Smoky"
  • Tea Smoked Oysters
    oysters are served individually in small bowl and covered w/ glass sphere cup filled w/ smoke from the "gravity bong"; to eat, inhale the smoke and then do oyster shot
4.0 out of 5
372 ratings
10
Everest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
EverestSee Everest Video
(309 ratings)

440 S LaSalle St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
www.everestrestaurant.com
  • Foie Gras Terrine w/ Marinated Figs
    takes 5 days to make; interchanging layers of foie gras and prune-brandy-marinated flattened figs; "life-changing... becaused I decided to go to culinary school"-Claire Robinson
4.0 out of 5
309 ratings
located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange offering breathtaking views of Chicago; "Four stars - Chicago's most romantic restaurant"-Chicago Tribune; where Claire's father flew her for her 21st birthday
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Ippudo NY: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ippudo NYSee Ippudo NY Video
(9255 ratings)

65 4th Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0088
www.ippudony.com
  • Akamaru Modern Ramen
4.0 out of 5
9255 ratings
ramen made in-house; all over in Japan, Ippudo opened its NYC location in 1985
12
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Creme Brulee Chocolates
4.0 out of 5
237 ratings
CLOSED; other locations in NYC
13
  • Glazed Eel
4.0 out of 5
31 ratings
CLOSED
14
Shake Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(2222 ratings)

366 Columbus Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10024
(646) 747-8770
www.shakeshack.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Corn Dog
    available only 3 times per year: Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, Labor Day weekend
4.0 out of 5
2222 ratings
opened in 2004; modern day "roadside" burger stand; other locations within New York City; also in Miami, DC, Connecticut
15
Snack Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Snack Bar
(53 ratings)

721 N. Lamar Map It!
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 236-6363
www.snackbaroxford.com
  • Tandoori Spiced Fried Cornish Game Hen
    marinated for 4 hrs, battered and deep-fried; served w/ cumin smashed new potatoes, tomato/cashew chutney; looks good
4.0 out of 5
53 ratings
"married French Bistro with North Mississippi Cafe resulting in the Bubba Brasserie cuisine" (from its website)
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Appetizers"
  • French Onion Soup Dumplings
4.0 out of 5
2671 ratings
modern bistro serving multi-ethnic share plates in order to experience multiple dishes and flavors
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Table 6: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Table 6See Table 6 Video
(403 ratings)

609 Corona St Map It!
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-8800
www.table6denver.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "For Brunch"
  • Haute Pocket
    steak, pancetta, scrambled eggs, cheese, grilled onions in a pocket; looks good
4.0 out of 5
403 ratings
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Burgers"
  • Buffalo Style Burger-Crunchified
    topped w/ blue cheese dressing, buffalo sauce, watercrest leaves and potato chips which makes it "crunchified"; "best burger I've ever had"-Claire Robinson
3.5 out of 5
594 ratings
Bobby Flay's burger joint; Other Recipes: Crunchburger (Signature Burger)
19
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Classic Egg Rolls
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
272 ratings
CLOSED
20
Cipriani: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CiprianiSee Cipriani Video
(89 ratings)

110 E 42nd Street Map It!
New York, NY 10017
(212) 499-0599
www.cipriani.com
  • Meringata Alla Crema (Vanilla Cream Meringue Cake)
    8-layered cake of cake & cream topped w/ meringue brulee; on Claire's first visit, Denzel Washington took the last slice (he shared); looks good
3.5 out of 5
89 ratings
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Hog Heaven: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hog HeavenSee Hog Heaven Video
(192 ratings)

115 27th Ave N Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1234
www.hogheavenbbq.com
  • Pulled Turkey Sandwich
    smoke turkey breast for 4-5 hrs, pulled, put on onion bun or corn bread (Claire's preferred) w/ cheese, pickles and topped w/ white BBQ sauce (mayo-buttermilk-based sauce); "it is the best turkey sandwich I've ever had"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Pulled Pork on Cornbread
    cornbread pancakes as buns; recommend the white sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
192 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); est. 1986; outdoor seating and take-out style restaurant
Claire Robinson (bio)   (21 restaurants)