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Geoffrey Zakarian (bio)

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Secret Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Secret Pizza ($)
(4778 ratings)

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7860
  • The Big Sexy (Pizza)
    thin crust w/ pepperoni, onion & pepperoncini; looks good
  • White Pizza
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
4778 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); in hidden location at The Cosmopolitan (you need to ask around)
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Nebulous Potato Thing
    pile of spuds w/ melted cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream & green onions; topped w/ optional sunny-side-up egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1170 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1918; San Francisco's oldest ice cream parlor/soda fountain
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Strip House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Strip HouseSee Strip House Video ($$$$)
(964 ratings)

13 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 328-0000
www.striphouse.com/new_yo...
  • Strip House Chocolate Cake
    24-layer chocolate cake; looks good; 5 other locations
4.0 out of 5
964 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate)
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Tacko: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tacko ($$)
(763 ratings)

3115 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 796-3534
www.tackosf.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Tuesday Taco Trio
    $2 tacos on Tuesdays; tacos: chicken mole, carnitas, carne asada
4.0 out of 5
763 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
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Tam O'Shanter: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tam O'ShanterSee Tam O'Shanter Video ($$$)
(1344 ratings)

2980 Los Feliz Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
www.lawrysonline.com/tam-...
  • Prime Rib
    served w/ mashed potatoes & gravy, Yorkshire pudding, freshly prepared horseradish, creamed spinach or creamed corn; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1344 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); since 1922; "good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere" (from its website); John Wayne, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford & Walt Disney were regulars; at Christmas time, everything is covered w/ glitter lights & garland & servers dressed in old world costumes
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Totonno's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Totonno'sSee Totonno's Video ($$)
(799 ratings)

1524 Neptune Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Pizza"
  • Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust (NY-style) pizza w/ mozzarella, pepperoni, mushroom & tomato sauce, Parmesan & extra virgin olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
799 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); since 1924; family operated
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21 Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
21 Club ($$$$)
(620 ratings)

21 W 52nd St Map It!
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
https://www.21club.com
  • '21' Caesar Salad
    mixed greens, aged parmesan, garlic croutons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
620 ratings
former speakeasy "where wining and dining meets pure theater...it's an adventure into the imagination. And, most of all, it's about sheer entertainment and sophisticated fun"
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24 Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
24 DinerSee 24 Diner Video ($$)
(1803 ratings)

600 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
24diner.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Meat Loaf
    30-ingredient meat loaf served w/ whipped potatoes, bacon-braised collard greens, sweet onion gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1803 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); classic '50s-inspired diner serving chef-inspired comfort food
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  • Bananas Foster
    bananas sauteed in butter w/ cinnamon & brown sugar, flamed rum & served over French vanilla ice cream
3.5 out of 5
717 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); since 1918; classic Creole Cuisine & exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms
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Bernie's Burger Bus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bernie's Burger Bus ($$)
(335 ratings)

2643 Commercial Center Blvd Map It!
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-9006
berniesburgerbus.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Lunch"
  • Detention Burger
    two crispy bacon grilled cheeses used as a bun for two cheddar cheeseburger patties, "tipsy" onions & all "the principal's" fixings; looks good
3.5 out of 5
335 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); since 2010; started as a food "truck" (actually a school bus); brick-and-mortar has school cafeteria atmosphere
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Best Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Best Pizza ($)
(570 ratings)

33 Havemeyer St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-2210
www.best.piz.za.com/#menu...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • White & Veggie Pies
    large slice is under $4
3.5 out of 5
570 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats); opened in 2010
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Smoked Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
    served w/ steamed basmati rice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3012 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); new style, down home soul food, community & a welcoming vibe in West Oakland
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Bar Food"
  • Baby Back Ribs
    dry rubbed, oven-cooked in plastic wrap & foil, deep-fried & coated in sweet Thai sesame sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
337 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); friendly neighborhood sports pub
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Canter's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Canter's DeliSee Canter's Deli Video ($$)
(3605 ratings)

419 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2030
www.cantersdeli.com
  • Canter's Fairfax Sandwich
    hot corned beef & pastrami piled high on rye; served w/ side of cole slaw & potato salad; looks good
  • Potato Pancakes
    appetizer; ground potatoes, onions, cornmeal, spices, pattied, flat top-seared & deep-fried; served w/ apple sauce or sour cream
  • Brooklyn Ave Sandwich
    choice of corned beef or pastrami (corned beef is recommended), cole slaw & homemade Russian dressing served on rye; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3605 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); since 1931; Art Deco decor & trademark autumn leaves ceiling; open 24 hours & only closed on Jewish holidays; Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny, Elizabeth Taylor, Sydney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Wilt Chamberlain, Brooke Shields, Bill Cosby have eaten here; adjacent Kibitz Room features a full bar and small stage where Guns 'n' Roses played when starting out
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JAM: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JAM ($$)
(734 ratings)

2853 N Kedzie Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 292-6011
jamrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Breakfast"
  • Malted Custard French Toast
    macerated stonefruit, lime leaf cream, pink peppercorns; looks good
3.5 out of 5
734 ratings
est. 2009
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Joyful House Chinese Cuisine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joyful House Chinese Cuisine ($$)
(534 ratings)

4601 Spring Mountain Rd Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 889-8881
joyfulhouselv.com
  • Honey Walnut Shrimp
    blanched shrimp, dredged & wok-fried & then coated in sweet citrus-mayo-based sauce & topped w/ candied walnuts; looks good
3.5 out of 5
534 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chinese Food); est. 1996; specializing in authentic Hong Kong Chinese food
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Le Cirque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Le Cirque [CLOSED]See Le Cirque Video ($$$$)
(875 ratings)

151 E 58th St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
  • Chocolate Souffle
    served w/ homemade vanilla gelato; looks good
3.5 out of 5
875 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1974
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Louis' Lunch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(940 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
940 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Pizza
    dessert pizza; pastry topped w/ double melted chocolate and marshmallows and candied hazelnut crunch; use Belgian chocolate
3.5 out of 5
1285 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate; multiple locations across U.S.
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Miss Lily's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Miss Lily'sSee Miss Lily's Video ($$)
(1065 ratings)

132 W Houston St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(646) 588-5375
www.misslilysnyc.com
  • Jerk Chicken Wings
    scotch bonnet-based jerk marinated & grilled
3.5 out of 5
1065 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods); Caribbean beach shack atmosphere
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Parm: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ParmSee Parm Video ($$)
(729 ratings)

248 Mulberry St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 993-7189
www.parmnyc.com
  • Meatball Parm Sub
    veal, beef & pork meatball cooked in tomato sauce & served w/ homemade mozzarella; looks good
3.5 out of 5
729 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); serving classic Italian-American cuisine
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Pie 'n Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pie 'n BurgerSee Pie 'n Burger Video ($$)
(1519 ratings)

913 E California Blvd Map It!
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1123
pienburger.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Burgers"
  • Burger
    topped w/ homemade thousand island, pickles & lettuce; add optional American cheese
3.5 out of 5
1519 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); opened in 1963; old style charm w/ some of the original equipment & decor
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RedFarm: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RedFarmSee RedFarm Video ($$$)
(653 ratings)

529 Hudson St Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 792-9700
redfarmnyc.com
  • Katz's Pastrami Egg Roll
    use pastrami from Katz's Deli & double-fried for extra crispiness; served w/ side of honey-mustard sauce; looks good
  • Lamb Dumpling Shooter
    pan-fried lamb dumpling, skewered & served over shot of miso soup
3.5 out of 5
653 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chinese Food); serving Dim Sum dishes w/ a twist
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South Street Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
South Street Diner ($)
(735 ratings)

178 Kneeland St Map It!
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 350-0028
southstreetdiner.com
  • Boston Cream Pancakes
    layers of pancakes & Boston cream & topped w/ chocolate ganache; "tastes like a Boston cream pie doughnut"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
735 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); built in 1947; local landmark & a constant in Boston's after-hours scene (open 24/7); "The PLACE for college students to start their Spring Break Tour" (Rolling Stone Magazine)
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Tart Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tart Restaurant ($$)
(1277 ratings)

115 S Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 556-2608
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Country Fried Steak
    if you jump in the pool, you get 50% off the entree
3.5 out of 5
1277 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
Geoffrey Zakarian (bio)   (80 restaurants)    
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