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Gail Simmons (bio)

  (9 restaurants)    
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Las Vegas"
  • La Langoustine
    Langoustine is like a cross of a small lobster and and shrimp (crawfish-sized); just 2-3 bites; "of all the things I've eaten in Vegas, the one thing I come back to and crave time and again is la langoustine (at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)"-Gail Simmons
4.5 out of 5
998 ratings
location also in New York City (Midtown); "Joël Robuchon is grand master of French cooking"-Gail Simmons
2
  • Salty Pimp
    soft-serve vanilla ice cream, Dulce de Leche and sea salt capped w/ chocolate dip that contains mixes of cayenne pepper & chilies; "it will be the best soft-serve you will ever have"-Gail Simmons; looks good
  • Bea Arthur (Ice Cream)
    soft-serve vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, covered w/ crushed vanilla wafers
4.0 out of 5
1829 ratings
est. in 2009; formerly an ice cream truck at airing, now storefronts (couple in NYC)
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Dai Due: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dai DueSee Dai Due Video
(423 ratings)

2406 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 524-0688
www.daidue.com
  • Venison Enchilada
    layered dish w/ venison-based picadillo, cheddar, tortilla topped w/ fried egg & crema
4.0 out of 5
423 ratings
est. 2006; butcher shop/chic restaurant
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  • Cotton Candy
    not on menu...served for special occasions; served on a chilled plate w/ a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream wrapped w/ pink cotton candy and studded w/ candied violets; looks fun
4.0 out of 5
275 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1959; named the "Favorite Restaurant in the World" by Town & Country magazine; where the power elite go to lunch in New York; NOTE: location is different address from Four Season Hotel in NYC
5
  • Lobster "Begula" Pasta
    tin can lined w/ lobster meat, a poached egg, Hollandaise sauce and topped w/ black-dyed couscous pasta (making it look like Beluga caviar...and hence the different spelling in the name)
4.0 out of 5
235 ratings
CLOSED; James Beard Award winner 2007 (Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Wine Service); meal at the grill-side table inside the kitchen is available
6
  • PB&J Cruffin
    layers-like croissant shaped like a muffin rolled in sugar & stuffed w/ PB & J filling; takes multi-day to make; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1803 ratings
long lines
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Gorbals: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gorbals (CLOSED)See Gorbals Video
(766 ratings)

501 S Spring St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-3408
  • Bacon-Wrapped Matzoh Balls
    served on top of horseradish aioli and then topped w/ fresh shredded horseradish; started as a practical joke for a fellow Jewish friend's birthday party...it became a huge hit and now a menu item; "delicious and sacrilegious all at once"-Gail Simmons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
766 ratings
CLOSED; amalgam of many different ethnicities and tastes including Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, American and items such as haggis burgers, paella, chicken skin sandwiches, gefilte fish 'n chips, and bacon-wrapped matzoh balls
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Lincoln: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lincoln (CLOSED)See Lincoln Video
(235 ratings)

3808 N Williams Ave Map It!
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-6200
lincolnpdx.com
  • Bacon Apple Pie
    apple pie, but w/ a bacon-latticed top as the top "crust"; not always available (call restaurant)
3.5 out of 5
235 ratings
CLOSED
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La Scala Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Scala RestaurantSee La Scala Restaurant Video
(478 ratings)

434 N Canon Dr Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-0579
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • Jean Leon Original Chopped Salad
    chopped mixed greens, salami, cheese topped w/ marinated garbanzo beans and house vinaigrette dressing
3.0 out of 5
478 ratings
opened in 1950's; Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan were regulars; original chopped salad created here
Gail Simmons (bio)   (9 restaurants)