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City Pork Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
City Pork Deli
(191 ratings)

2363 Hollydale Ave Map It!
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 300-4550
cityporkdeli.com
  • Pork Belly Hoagie
    braised pork belly, cubed & deep-fried, w/ smoked mustard greens
  • Wild Boar Flautas
    flour tortillas loaded w/ coffee-and-chile-braised pork, then fried into crunchy treats w/ a filling
4.5 out of 5
191 ratings
neighborhood deli, sandwich shop, and charcuterie specializing in house-made meats, pickles, condiments & sides; Duff Goldman made guest appearance
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Czuchraj Meats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Czuchraj MeatsSee Czuchraj Meats Video
(42 ratings)

1979 W 25th St Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-7083
  • Beef Jerky
4.5 out of 5
42 ratings
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Happy Dog: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Happy DogSee Happy Dog Video
(587 ratings)

5801 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44178
(216) 651-9474
www.happydogcleveland.com
  • Hot Dogs
    can choose from 50 homemade toppings; served on Chicago-style poppy seed bun; Michael gets w/ chunky peanut butter, Sriracha hot sauce and "alien" pickle relish (concoction created by his stepson Kyle)
4.5 out of 5
587 ratings
neighborhood corner serving hot dogs and beer, and "lots" of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka
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  • Berry Cobbler
    seasonal
  • Hot Fried Chicken
    double-dipped batter & deep-fried in soy bean oil; offered in 5 degrees of spiciness (mild, medium, hot, "Damn Hot!" & "Shut the Cluck Up!"); looks good
4.5 out of 5
3660 ratings
2 locations in Nashville
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  • Peach-Glazed Pork Chops
    sous vide cooked (slow-cook in vacuum bag under low-heat water), grilled; topped w/ peach chutney
  • Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
    w/ Oreo cookie crust
4.5 out of 5
3324 ratings
est. 2003; serving an innovative take on classic American comfort food in historic building (circa 1852) w/ 2 outdoor patios
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  • Argentinian Burger
    burger w/ provaletta (thick cut provolone cheese), caramelized onions, chorizo
  • Bacon Cinna-Bomb
    cinnabon w/ bacon bits inside cinnamon filling topped w/ pineapple-rum ice cream; "maybe my favorite dessert of all time" -Michael Symon
4.5 out of 5
610 ratings
neighborhood bar and grill w/ a "chef's attitude"
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Paulina Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paulina Market
(328 ratings)

3501 N Lincoln Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-6272
https://www.paulinamarket...
  • Smoked Polish Sausage
    garlic & pork
4.5 out of 5
328 ratings
since 1949; market/butcher shop
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Peg Leg Porker: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Peg Leg Porker
(1663 ratings)

903 Gleaves St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023
peglegporker.com
  • Memphis Sushi
    sausage & cheese platter w/saltines; add BBQ sauce
  • Ribs
    dry (non-sauced) baby-back rib smoked for 3-4 hrs; looks good
  • Smoked Green Beans
    w/ bacon; one of best selling sides
  • BBQ Pork Nachos
    cheese, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, jalapeneos; "best nachos I've ever had" -Aaron Sanchez; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1663 ratings
opened in 2013; award winning BBQ w/ owner who lost his leg at age 17 fighting bone cancer...and hence the restaurant name
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Slap's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Slap's BBQ
(403 ratings)

553 Central Ave Map It!
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 213-3736
  • Ribs
    St. Louis cut; rubbed & smoked in hickory & oak for 2 hrs, wrapped in foil w/ brown sugar & smoked more; looks good
  • Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Warm Baked Potato Casserole
    everything in loaded baked potato in casserole form; looks good
4.5 out of 5
403 ratings
own & operated by 2 brothers who won BBQ competitions
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  • Pierogies
    large potato & cheese dumpling soaked in butter
4.5 out of 5
422 ratings
Est. in 1923
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Stacked STL: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Stacked STL
(414 ratings)

7637 Ivory St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 544-4900
stackedstl.com
  • Big Fat Greek Burger
    burger w/ roasted red pepper hummus, pickled cucumbers & red onions, spinach, Kalamata olive relish & feta on wheat bun
  • Bourbon Bacon Caramel Brownie
    topped w/ ice cream
4.5 out of 5
414 ratings
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  • Big Muddy Sandwich
    brisket, smoked jalapeno-cheddar sausage, horseradish sauce, BBQ sauce, lettuce, pickles; looks messy (and good!)
  • Candied Sweet Potato Pie
    w/ smoked sea salt & topped w/ praline pecans; offered seasonally (call to check for availability); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1120 ratings
master chef used to work for Emeril Lagasse & Charlie Trotter; casual family-friendly joint; multiple locations
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  • Chef's Pasta Tasting Menu
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
383 ratings
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Adele's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Adele's
(444 ratings)

1210 McGavock St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
adelesnashville.com
  • Adele's Hamburger
    burger w/ bacon-onion jam, aioli, buttermilk cheddar
  • Coconut Cake
    looks good
  • JW Potatoes
    broken-up boiled-steamed potatoes, doubled deep-fried in rosemary oil & topped w/ Parmesan cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
444 ratings
features an open kitchen w/ a large fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar & cooks' counter
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  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
1567 ratings
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Animal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Animal
(3141 ratings)

435 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9225
www.animalrestaurant.com
  • Pig Tails
    brined, cut up, deep-fried and tossed in hot sauce; "it's the chicken wing of the pig"-Michael Symon
  • Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar
4.0 out of 5
3141 ratings
opened in 2008; accolades include Food & Wine Best New Chefs of 2009, two James Beard nominations, Rising Star Chefs by Star Chefs and Wine List of the Year by GQ Magazine
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Belfry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Belfry
(72 ratings)

1532 Grand Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7111
  • Lamb Shepherd's Pie
    mashed potatoes topped w/ lamb gravy mix & served in bowl; looks good
  • Spiced Buttermilk Donuts
    w/ side of dark stout caramel
4.0 out of 5
72 ratings
neighborhood bar serving 20 draft beers; chef/owner Celina Tio was on The Next Iron Chef & won James Beard Foundation's 2007 "Best Chef: Midwest"
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Bistro Byronz: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bistro Byronz
(162 ratings)

5412 Goverment St Map It!
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 218-1433
www.bistrobyronz.com
  • Croque-Madame Burger
    homemade turkey burger topped w/ ham, poached egg & bacon-infused Mornay sauce; looks good
  • Poisson Acadiana
    thin cut fried fish over rice, topped w/ crawfish etouffee; looks good
4.0 out of 5
162 ratings
bistro atmosphere owned by brother-and-sister team; multiple locations
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Black's Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black's Barbecue
(1203 ratings)

215 N Main St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2712
www.blacksbbq.com
  • Beef Brisket
  • Sausage
  • Giant Beef Ribs
    smoked for 5-6 hrs; looks good
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage
    pork-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1203 ratings
#91 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1932; fourth generation family owned & operated
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  • Brown Butter Brunch Burger
    burger w/ bacon onion jam, brie, fried egg, garlic aioli, baby arugula, brioche bun, fries; top selling burger despite available only for brunch
  • Crab Mac & Cheese
    lump crab, Pimento, Mornay sauce; "best mac and cheese I've ever eaten in my life" -Michael Symon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
244 ratings
neighborhood joint serving "food that is creative yet rooted in Southern culture and tradition using the freshest, seasonal, local ingredients" (from its website)
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Bucci's Restaurant (CLOSED)See Bucci's Restaurant Video
(15 ratings)

1 Berea Commons Map It!
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 826-4500
www.buccis.net
  • Cavatelli
    homemade pasta dumplings in tomato ragu sauce
4.0 out of 5
15 ratings
CLOSED; other locations in Cleveland area
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  • Calas
    beignet-like w/ rice; served w/ almond syrup dipping sauce; looks good
  • Crispy Rum Ribs
    Truebridge Duroc pork, Guyanese rum, papaya chutney, sambol
4.0 out of 5
351 ratings
serving Caribbean influenced cuisine in 1820's creole style cottage
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Cannibal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cannibal
(490 ratings)

113 E 29th St Map It!
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-5480
www.cannibalnyc.com
  • Cannibal Dog
    all beef hot dog w/ "tiger style" spicy tripe chili, scallion, Chinese mustard; looks good
  • S'mores Icebox Cake
4.0 out of 5
490 ratings
"a butcher's restaurant...who happens to be obsessed with beer" (from its website); Alex Guarnaschelli made guest experience
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  • Coconut Fried Chicken
    secret is jerk spice; marinated overnight and roasted next day, then coated in coconut milk & shavings & flour and fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1810 ratings
"colorful beach shack serving an inventive and delicious blend of all the caribbean flavours"; garden patio available
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Char Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Char Bar
(736 ratings)

4050 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 389-8600
charbarkc.com
  • Burnt Heaven Sandwich
    signature & top selling sandwich; smoked burnt ends, smoked sausage, fried jalapenos, chipotle bbq mayo, creamy slaw, egg bun; looks good!
  • Cheesy "Hushpuppies"
    stone-ground grits fritters, beer blanc, jalapeno jam
4.0 out of 5
736 ratings
southern-inspired smokehouse doing BBQ low-and-slow w/ 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce & ping-pong
Michael Symon (bio)   (88 restaurants)    
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