Claudia Sandoval (bio)

  (6 restaurants)    
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CUCINA urbana ($$)
(4640 ratings)

505 Laurel St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2222
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Kids' Menu"
  • Make Your Own Pizza
    personalized par-baked pizza crust is brought to your table where you add your sauce, cheese, toppings, and then they bring it back to the kitchen to bake; looks fun
4.5 out of 5
4640 ratings
contemporary Italian restaurant featuring pasta, pizza, seafood & meat, plus wine & cocktails
Joe's Kansas City BBQSee Joe's Kansas City BBQ Video ($$)
(4725 ratings)

3002 W 47th Ave Map It!
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
  • BBQ
  • Z-Man Sandwich
    slow-smoked beef brisket, smoked provolone cheese topped w/ 2 onion rings on a toasted Kaiser bun; "my favorite BBQ sandwich anywhere in the world"-Danielle Dimovski; looks good
  • Carolina Pork Sandwich
    house specialty; pulled pork served on a toasted bun, w/ spicy cole slaw & Bubba's sauce; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    top-seller; looks good
  • Burnt Ends
    "one of the best BBQs I've come across"; looks good; only served 3 days/week (check website menu)
  • Ribs
4.5 out of 5
4725 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); opened in 1996 after multiple competition awards & catering jobs; in gas station w/ liquor store next door; voted best BBQ by readers of USA TODAY & 10Best (from its website); long lines; also known as Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
Tamales AnciraSee Tamales Ancira Video ($)
(314 ratings)

2260 Main St Map It!
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 424-3416
  • Chicharron Tamales & Beef Tamales
    fried pork skin & salsa verde filling, house red salsa & shredded beef filling, each hand rolled in masa & corn husk then steamed; looks good
4.5 out of 5
314 ratings
est. 1989; known for scratch made salsas & steamed tamales, plus enchiladas, gorditas & more
Black Market Liquor BarSee Black Market Liquor Bar Video ($$)
(1862 ratings)

11915 Ventura Blvd Map It!
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 446-2533
  • Deviled Quail Eggs
    boiled quail eggs & filling of yolk, dill shallot aioli & diced ahi tuna, topped w/ dill; "Godsend from the heavens" -Claudia Sandoval
  • Hamachi Crudo
    hamachi (fish), sprouted broccoli tempura, ponzu, shiso aioli, black sesame; "delicate & balanced...that would compete with any Japanese restaurant on any level" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tagliatelle Bolognese
    tagliatelle, bolognese, basil, rosemary, parmigiano-reggiano; "in the top 3 best bolognese I've ever had in my life...that's a light's out dish!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
  • Deep Fried Fluffer-Nutter
    2 slices of brioche bread, peanut butter, fresh bananas, marshmallow fluff, dredged, washed & panko & deep-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1862 ratings
est. 2011; "American eclectic plates & craft cocktails" (from its website); one of celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso's restaurants
Corazon de Torta
(44 ratings)

2490 Commercial St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 735-3280
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On Wheels"
  • Torta de Albondigas
    homemade meatballs w/ chicharron, house chipotle sauce & cheese on toasted birote bread; topped w/ onion, cilantro & chicharron dust; looks good
3.5 out of 5
44 ratings
authentic Mexican "abuelita style" home cooking from a food truck
Public House [CLOSED] ($$)
(1139 ratings)

400 N State St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 265-1240
  • Vanilla Stout Cake Shake
    confetti cake w/ colorful buttercream served on top & inside, blended w/ house vanilla gelato & stout; served in a candy rimmed chalice
3.5 out of 5
1139 ratings
[CLOSED]; restaurant & beer hall w/ 100+ in-house beers; offers American fare w/ a smokehouse twist
Claudia Sandoval (bio)   (6 restaurants)