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Justin Brunson (bio)

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  • Oysters Rockefeller
    shucked oyster wrapped in sliced potato & fried; w/ parmesan leek emulsion, sauteed spinach & bacon; "everybody goes crazy...best Oysters Rockefeller I've ever had" -Justin Brunson
4.5 out of 5
899 ratings
opened in 2007; offering seasonal, upscale American comfort food
Ken's Artisan Bakery ($)
(843 ratings)

338 NW 21st Ave Map It!
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-2202
kensartisan.com
  • Butter Croissant
    award-winning dish; house made & flakey; looks good
4.5 out of 5
843 ratings
opened in 2001; recognized by numerous publications; offers French bistro menu & fresh baked goods
Tin Roof Maui ($$)
(2159 ratings)

360 Papa Pl Map It!
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 868-0753
www.tinroofmaui.com
  • Mochiko Chicken Bowl
    chicken thighs marinated overnight in ginger sake shoyu, covered in sweet mochiko batter, fried twice, topped w/ house su-miso sauce & gochujang aioli, served w/ traditional sides
4.5 out of 5
2159 ratings
est. 2016; local, lunch-only, counter-service comfort food
Truffle Table ($$)
(282 ratings)

2556 15th St Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-9463
www.truffletable.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On A Date"
  • All-You-Can-Eat Raclette
    Wednesday nights only; melty Alpine-style cheese smeared over cooked vegetables, sliced apples & gherkins w/ sliced baguette & salami rounds
4.5 out of 5
282 ratings
est. 2013; intimate eatery & bar featuring an extensive wine list, tapas & wine pairings, charcuterie & fine cheeses
Willie Mae's Scotch HouseSee Willie Mae's Scotch House Video ($$)
(3802 ratings)

2401 St Ann St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503
  • Fried Chicken
    3 pieces of award-winning fried chicken served w/ choice of classic side; looks good; "world famous fried chicken"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3802 ratings
#82 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1957; began as a bar w/ beauty salon & barber shop attached; long-standing family restaurant known for classic soul food; James Beard award for “America’s Classic Restaurant for the Southern Region"; Bon Apettit awarded it the Best Fried Chicken Ever
Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina ($$)
(863 ratings)

1294 S Broadway Map It!
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 778-1294
www.adelitasco.com
  • Cielo Mar y Tierra Molcajete
    marinated steak, chicken & shrimp w/ spicy tomato sauce, cheddar cheese, green onions, nopales & panela cheese, w/ choice of flour or corn tortillas; looks good
4.0 out of 5
863 ratings
opened in 2013; "festive restaurant offering Mexican food w/ a Michoacán bent, craft cocktails & weekend brunch" (from its website)
Backroom at Moody's [CLOSED]See Backroom at Moody's Video ($$$)
(156 ratings)

468 Moody St Map It!
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 216-8732
  • "Never the Same" Wagyu Meatballs
    meatballs made from various deli scraps; topped w/ house ricotta & Parmesan cheese; "it was love at first bite" -Justin Brunson
4.0 out of 5
156 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2015; restaurant & wine bar tucked in the back of Moody’s Delicatessen; offering a full service dinner menu featuring wood-fired dishes & signature charcuterie
Cockscomb [CLOSED] ($$$)
(1278 ratings)

564 4th St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 974-0700
  • Pin Bone Steak
    28 day dry aged, served w/ bone marrow dip & seasonal vegetables; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
1278 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2014; diverse menu pays homage to the city, known for fine meats & oyster bar
Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar [CLOSED]See Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar Video ($$)
(1033 ratings)

7937 SE Stark St Map It!
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 408-1414
  • Sweet Cream Biscuits
    layered buttermilk biscuits served w/ butter, honey & jam; "crispy & crunchy & delicious!" -Justin Brunson
  • "The Whole Hog"
    brined & grilled pork loin chop, porchetta/porketta (rolled pork belly, sliced & pan-fried) & braised pork shoulder; "one of the best pork dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
  • Beef Jerky
    looks good
  • Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken
    brined in salt-water for 24 hrs, then another 24 hrs in buttermilk, coated in paper bag (shake-shake) & fried in beef & pork fat; served w/ mashed potatoes & gravy; looks good
  • Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken
    w/ toasted pecan-bacon spoonbread & field greens dressed in maple syrup; looks good
  • Red Flannel Hash
    w/ corned beef, red beets, & a sunnyside-up egg
4.0 out of 5
1033 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2007; "a made-from-scratch, farm-to-table experience" (from its website); Northwest style food w/ Southern influence; 2nd location inside PDX airport remains open
Elway's ($$$)
(742 ratings)

2500 E 1st Ave Map It!
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-5353
www.elways.com
  • Chicken Fried Steak Burrito
    prime tenderloin, hash-brown potatoes, house made pork green chili, sausage gravy & two eggs in a flour tortilla; "burrito from heaven!" -Justin Brunson
4.0 out of 5
742 ratings
est. 2004; "menu boasts USDA hand cut prime steaks, fine fish, crustaceans & much more" (from its website); former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is co-owner
Sam Jones BBQ ($$)
(273 ratings)

715 W Fire Tower Rd Map It!
Winterville, NC 28590
(252) 689-6449
www.samjonesbbq.com
  • Whole Hog Pork Sandwich
    slow smoked (18-hrs) & chopped pork on a potato bun w/ slaw; looks good
4.0 out of 5
273 ratings
smokes whole hogs & other meat over real hickory wood; Other Recipes: Carolina BBQ Sauce | Caroline Smoked Pork
  • S'mores
    scratch-made marshmallows torched then dipped in Belgian milk or dark chocolate & sandwiched in handmade graham crackers
4.0 out of 5
227 ratings
opened in 2004; chocolate shop using quality ingredients w/ traditional flavors & techniques
  • Chongqing Chicken Wings
    extra large double-fried wings tossed in Asian pepper spice rub; topped w/ sesame seeds, scallions & cilantro
3.5 out of 5
2382 ratings
Chinese restaurant "known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes & its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients" (from its website); located in former Lung Shan Restaurant
Tomaso's Pizza ($$)
(65 ratings)

3234 Center Point Rd NE Map It!
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 364-4313
www.tomasos4me.com
  • Detroit Deep Dish Pizza
    "thick & bready, no lip, cheese all the way to the edge of the pan so the crust caramelizes"; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
65 ratings
est. 1995; rustic award-winning pizza parlor w/ thin crust & deep dish pizzas & wings
Justin Brunson (bio)   (14 restaurants)