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101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown

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Paddy Long's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paddy Long'sSee Paddy Long's Video ($$)
(384 ratings)

1028 W Diversey Pkwy Map It!
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 290-6988
www.paddylongs.com
  • The Bacon Bomb
    five pounds of ground sausage, pork & beef mixed w/ spices & wrapped in a weave of brown sugar bacon, & then slow cooked for 3 hrs on pig roaster; served with potato salad or fries; Bacon Bomb Challenge: eat 1 whole w/ 1-lb of fries in 45-min & you win free bomb, t-shirt & "admiration & disgust of your friends & family"...only 1 person (out of 61) has succeeded at airing
4.0 out of 5
384 ratings
#81 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2007; pub in a refinished 73-year-old bar; offer beer & bacon tastings every week
Pancake Pantry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pancake Pantry ($$)
(1877 ratings)

1796 21st Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 383-9333
www.thepancakepantry.com
  • Santa Fe (Pancakes)
    3 stone-ground cornmeal pancakes w/ chunks of bacon, cheddar & roasted green chiles cooked inside; recommended w/ maple syrup, hot picante salsa & sour cream
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes
    most popular; looks good
  • Village Smithy Sante Fe Cornmeal Pancakes
    Three stone-ground cornmeal pancakes with chunks of bacon, Cheddar cheese, and roasted green chiles cooked inside. Recommended with maple syrup, hot picante salsa, and sour cream; "one of the coolest, best thing I've ever tried"-Adam Richman
4.0 out of 5
1877 ratings
#48 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1961; Nashville breakfast mecca; 23 pancake variations; long lines; where QB Ingle Martin ate growing up
  • Tender Royale
    Pepper Jack cheese sandwich battered, dredged & deep-fried, then topped w/ hot (spicy) chicken tenders; if you want HOT, order XX-Hot
4.0 out of 5
621 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods); #23 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); cozy joint specializing in Nashville-style hot fried chicken; specialize in fried chicken offering in varying degrees of hotness: Southernfied, Light Mild, Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot & XX-Hot; moved from original airing location (2821 Gallatin Pike)
Peter Luger Steak House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Peter Luger Steak HouseSee Peter Luger Steak House Video ($$$$)
(5776 ratings)

178 Broadway Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
www.peterluger.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    dry-aged; for 2 persons; looks good
  • Sizzling Bacon
    thickly sliced; waiter-recommended
4.0 out of 5
5776 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); #4 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); established in 1887; "vatican of meat"; cash only or Peter Lugar credit card
Poe's Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Poe's Tavern ($$)
(942 ratings)

2210 Middle St Map It!
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-0083
www.poestavern.com
  • "The Horseshoe" (Burger)
    quarter-pound burger topped w/ hand-cut fries & smothered w/ homemade chili & scallions
4.0 out of 5
942 ratings
#49 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); located 2 blks from beach; named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe...entire restaurant is a shrine to Poe (even the burgers are named after his literary works)
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack [CLOSED]See Prince's Hot Chicken Shack Video ($)
(897 ratings)

123 Ewing Dr Map It!
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
897 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
Suppenkuche: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Suppenkuche ($$)
(3143 ratings)

525 Laguna St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9289
www.suppenkuche.com
  • Falscher Hase
    meatloaf stuffed w/ hard-boiled eggs & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ onion sauce & mashed potatoes
4.0 out of 5
3143 ratings
#14 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving German food & beer from different regions of Germany, w/ an emphasis on Bavarian cooking
Sweatman's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sweatman's BBQ ($$)
(123 ratings)

1427 Eutaw Rd Map It!
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-1227
www.sweatmansbbq.com
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked 12-14 hrs over oak & pecan wood; optional signature mustard/vinegar-based BBQ sauce
  • Hash
    side dish; ham, pork shoulder, onions & spices boiled down to a stew-like mix; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
123 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1977; written up in Southern Living Magazine; visited by Senator Strom Thurmond, Ian McKellan
Tom + Chee: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tom + CheeSee Tom + Chee Video ($)
(233 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
tomandchee.com
  • The Armagoetta
    grilled cheese sandwich: goetta (Cincinnati sausage patty), Pepper Jack cheese, grilled hot peppers, fried onions & sweet hot mustard; looks good
  • Blueberry Blue Grilled Cheese Doughnut
    grilled cheese sandwich: mozzarella, blue cheese, blueberry compote w/ sliced glazed doughnut as buns; looks messy (good)
4.0 out of 5
233 ratings
#76 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; creative selections of grilled cheese; menu varies; Tom+Chee is restaurant lingo for Tomato & Cheese (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich)
Tomasita's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tomasita's ($$)
(930 ratings)

500 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-5721
  • Burritos Grandes
    served w/ cheese & choice of red, green, or vegetarian red or green chile or both (half red, half green called the "Christmas burrito"); looks good
4.0 out of 5
930 ratings
#64 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); housed in former train station for the Chili Line that hauled thousands of pounds of chilis from NM to CO
Tony Luke's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tony Luke'sSee Tony Luke's Video ($)
(1833 ratings)

39 E Oregon Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725
www.tonylukes.com
  • Cheesesteaks
    cooked in (low) 225-degree flat-top grill; cheese wiz on roll rather than on steak; looks good
  • Pizza Cheesesteak
    looks good
  • Italian Roast Pork Sandwich
    slow-roasted pork, au jus, sauteed broccoli rabe (or spinach) & sharp provolone on a fresh baked roll; Rachael adds sauteed hot peppers; looks good
  • Ultimate Cheesesteak Challenge
    challenge: 20-inch cheesesteak sub (equivalent to 6 cheese steak subs); Adam won
4.0 out of 5
1833 ratings
#6 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Pat's vs. Tony Luke's...Pat's won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1992; long lines; serves other sandwiches as well; bake their own bread
Truck Yard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Truck Yard ($$)
(971 ratings)

5624 Sears St Map It!
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 500-0139
www.texastruckyard.com
  • Cheesesteaks
    traditional Cheese-Wiz cheesesteak w/ pickled jalapenos (to give it a Texas flair); looks good
4.0 out of 5
971 ratings
#45 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); former junk yard w/ lots of "art" as its decor; it's an outdoor dive w/ essentricities including an old truck that acts as a stage for live music & a bar in a treehouse; truck yard is open to other food trucks
Vitek's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vitek's BBQ ($)
(393 ratings)

1600 Speight Ave Map It!
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 752-7591
viteksbbq.com
  • Gut Pack
    bed of Fritos topped w/ cheese, chopped beef, beans, sausage, bread, pickles, onions & jalapenos; usually served to-go
4.0 out of 5
393 ratings
#17 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1915
White Knight Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
White Knight Diner ($)
(85 ratings)

1801 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 621-5949
  • The Super Slinger
    layer of hash browns, hamburger patty, fried eggs, American cheese smothered w/ chili & topped w/ grilled veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions); looks good
4.0 out of 5
85 ratings
#84 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); St. Louis landmark in kitchish castle exterior frame; tiny 600-sq. foot dining area; movie w/ James Spader & Susan Sarandon was filmed here
5-8 Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
5-8 ClubSee 5-8 Club Video ($$)
(601 ratings)

5800 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 823-5858
www.5-8club.com
  • Juicy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
601 ratings
#1 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's...Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2); since 1928
Arthur's Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Arthur's Tavern ($$)
(544 ratings)

700 Speedwell Ave Map It!
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
(973) 455-9705
arthurstavern.com
  • The Double 48 oz. (Steak)
    bonesless ribeye aged for 21 days
3.5 out of 5
544 ratings
#52 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1956; known for giant steaks, burgers, huge salads & overstuffed sandwiches in kitchy festive atmosphere
  • Jack Back Sammie
    thick-sliced egg bread, crisped & stuffed w/ sharp cheddar cheese & hickory smoked bacon; grilled cheese sandwich w/ bacon; looks good
  • Rico Dog
    gourmet 1/2 lb. all-beef frankfurter wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon & deep-fried, then smothered in caramelized onions, grilled jalapenos & homemade spicy "chipayo"
3.5 out of 5
240 ratings
#25 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); red-and-yellow striped food truck where everything on menu has bacon; check website for location
  • "The Richwich"
    over-stuffed sandwich w/ signature slow-roasted beef, bacon & grilled onions piled onto a ciabatta roll w/ hand-cut fries, covered w/ homemade Bechamel cheese sauce; looks good; winner of Best Sandwich (Northwest)
3.5 out of 5
340 ratings
[CLOSED]; #21 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; husband-and-wife team running a food cart
Cafe Coyote: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe Coyote ($$)
(5280 ratings)

2461 San Diego Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 291-4695
www.cafecoyoteoldtown.com
  • Deep-Fried Ice Cream
    vanilla ice cream covered in corn flakes, deep-fried & topped w/ honey, whipped cream & a cherry; served w/ a flavored tortilla; looks good
3.5 out of 5
5280 ratings
#55 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1973; landmark in Old Town San Diego's Historic Walking District; festive atmosphere w/ "Mexican Tortilla Ladies", splashing fountains & strolling mariachis; numerous awards including Best Mexican restaurant & best margaritas (w/ over 120 tequilas to choose from)
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    pepper-crusted; approx. 1-lb served on rye bread; mustard is only condiment (mayo is a no-no); looks good
  • Reuben Sandwich
    open-faced & huge
3.5 out of 5
2135 ratings
[CLOSED]; #8 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1937; across from Carnegie Hall; all gargantuan sandwiches are overstuffed w/ at least one pound of meat..."if you can put your mouth around the sandwich, we made a mistake...if you finish, we made a mistake"-Owner Sandy Levine; many celebrities have eaten here
Casa Orinda Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Casa Orinda Restaurant ($$)
(390 ratings)

20 Bryant Way Map It!
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2981
casaorinda.net
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    order comes w/ 4 pieces, mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit & vegetables; serves over 20,000 orders per year
3.5 out of 5
390 ratings
#51 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1932; former roadhouse-turned-restaurant in Western setting
Church Brew Works: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Church Brew Works ($$)
(1150 ratings)

3525 Liberty Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 688-8200
www.churchbrew.com
  • Untraditional Pierogies
    vary from week to week; highlighted on show was Rattlesnake-Cactus Pierogies topped w/ chipotle corn sauce
  • Buffalo Chicken Pierogie Saute
    potato & cheese pierogies tossed w/ beer braised chicken & celery; finished w/ a zesty buffalo cream sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1150 ratings
#67 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); restored church now a brewery & restaurant serving bar food w/ a twist
Cowgirl BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cowgirl BBQSee Cowgirl BBQ Video ($$)
(729 ratings)

319 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-2565
www.cowgirlsantafe.com
  • Five Pepper Nachos
    tortilla chips topped w/ black beans, Jack & cheddar cheese, red onions, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, black olives & sour cream & "Salsa Diablo" (extra spicy); on show, added pulled chicken, chipotle pulled pork & shredded beef
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger
    black Angus beef, ground beef, buffalo w/ applewood smoked bacon served in a pretzel bun w/ melted brie, chopped green chile, tomato & drizzle of truffle oil; served w/ hand-cut fries; looks good
  • Frito Pie (& Ribs)
    16-hr smoked brisket chili on Frito's w/ side of sour cream, cheddar, chopped onions & sliced jalapenos; Alex also gets the spiced-rubbed pork ribs
3.5 out of 5
729 ratings
#28 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1993; located in a hundred-year-old building in the historic Guadalupe district of Santa Fe
Fifty/50: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fifty/50See Fifty/50 Video ($$)
(693 ratings)

2047 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
www.thefifty50.com
  • Four-Courser Sandwich
    whole pork shoulder rubbed & smoked 13-hrs over apple wood, pulled & tossed in gouda bechamel, topped w/ deep-fried jalapenos, sweet potato chips, mac 'n cheese waffle, smokey BBQ sauce on a pretzel bun
3.5 out of 5
693 ratings
#5 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); sports bar w/ 2 full bars, 19 flat screen TVs & a restaurant that offer 3 levels, each with a different "vibe"
Gino's East: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gino's EastSee Gino's East Video ($$)
(2327 ratings)

162 E Superior St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-3337
www.ginoseast.com
  • Meaty Legend
    6-lb deep-dish pizza w/ pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon & more bacon; looks good
  • Sausage Patty Style Pizza
    pan pizza; 14-16-inch "disk of sausage" (pork & beef mixture) on top of crust and cheese layers and then topped w/ tomato sauce
3.5 out of 5
2327 ratings
#24 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1966; pizza dive w/ writing/graffiti all over the walls; long lines; can buy pizzas online & have them shipped to your location
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown   (101 restaurants)    
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