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Melissa D'Arabian (bio)

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  • Fried Chicken
    brine for 24-36 hours to make it "uber juicy"; secret is double dipped; "juiciest fried chicken I've ever had"-Melissa D'Arabian; looks good
4.5 out of 5
880 ratings
Cafe JuanitaSee Cafe Juanita Video ($$$$)
(539 ratings)

9702 NE 120th Pl Map It!
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 823-1505
www.cafejuanita.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • Poco Carretto Rhubarb Prosecco Sorbetto
    Sorbet
4.5 out of 5
539 ratings
Other Recipes: Roasted Rabbit w/ Ligurian Chickpea Cake & Chanterelles
Meals by GenetSee Meals by Genet Video ($$)
(780 ratings)

1053 S Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 938-9304
www.mealsbygenet.com
  • Dorowot
    spicy chicken stewed in red pepper sauce with Ethiopian butter; takes days to make; served on top of injera (a spongy crepe-like flatbread)
4.5 out of 5
780 ratings
Ethiopian cuisine in a casual bistro setting
Abacus [CLOSED]See Abacus Video ($$$$)
(547 ratings)

4511 McKinney Ave Map It!
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Best Drink"
  • Lobster Scallion "Shooters"
4.0 out of 5
547 ratings
[CLOSED]
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & LoungeSee Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge Video ($$)
(4506 ratings)

601 Queen Anne Ave N Map It!
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 432-9069
www.toulousepetit.com
  • Cured Pork Cheeks Confit Hash
    $6 at airtime; part of Toulouse 'Breakfast Happy Hour'; available only M-F, 9-11AM; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4506 ratings
"culinary diversity and range from traditional Creole and French Quarter menu choices to traditional Parisian and French preparations to more innovative dishes" (from it's website)
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "For Brunch"
  • Bacon with Cheese Oven Baked Omelette
    comes with pancakes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
751 ratings
Bove's [CLOSED]See Bove's Video ($)
(96 ratings)

68 Pearl St Map It!
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6651
  • Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic Sauce
    secret in sauce is how they cook the garlic: 1) roast whole hand-peeled garlic cloves in olive oil & butter mixture, 2) roast ground garlic separately; looks good
3.5 out of 5
96 ratings
[CLOSED]; still sell sauces...check their website; opened in 1941 after years hosting friends and neighbors from all over town who urged them to open a restaurant; you can order bottled sauces online
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar [CLOSED]See Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Video ($$$)
(283 ratings)

323 Park Pl Ctr Map It!
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-3772
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Appetizers"
  • Calamari
    fried; Morocan dipping sauce "takes it over the edge"
3.5 out of 5
283 ratings
[CLOSED]; other locations include Seattle, Bellevue, Woodinville
Melissa D'Arabian (bio)   (8 restaurants)