Food Paradise: Bar Food Paradise

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 10, 2008 
Aired on: December 10, 2008 
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J Gilligan's Bar & GrillSee J Gilligan's Bar & Grill Video ($)
(228 ratings)

400 E Abram St Map It!
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 274-8561
  • "Original" Irish Nachos
    signature dish; Irish-Mexican fusion of natural cut cottage fries with skins, topped with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, onions, tomatoes and jalapenos (note: no nachos); looks good
4.0 out of 5
228 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); college town bar near University of Texas-Arlington; "a poor-man's Cheers...we have a lot of regulars and we kind of make everyone feel at home"-owner Randy Ford
Anchor BarSee Anchor Bar Video ($$)
(2184 ratings)

1047 Main St Map It!
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 883-1134
  • Buffalo Wings
    offer mild, medium, hot and "suicidal"; medium sauce is the same recipe from the original in 1964; larger wings; coats sauce tossing in a large bowl
3.5 out of 5
2184 ratings
#17 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Anchor Bar vs. Duff's... Duff's won (3-votes-to-2); opened in 1935; birthplace of the chicken wing since 1964; can mail-order wing sauce
Barney's Beanery ($$)
(2046 ratings)

8447 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2287
  • Champagne Breakfast
    a giant cheese dog and a bottle of Dom Perignon; costs $195 at airing
  • Classic All Meat Chili
    same recipe since 1920s; offered w/ most dishes on menu
3.5 out of 5
2046 ratings
est. 1920; classic Route 66 roadhouse; celebrity sightings include Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jim Morrison (drunken Morrison urinated on the bar...they had to throw him out) and Janis Joplin (Joplin had her last meal here); tradition: trade in your licence place for a free bowl of chili
Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival
(73 ratings)

275 Washington St Map It!
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 565-4141
  • Buffalo Wings
    various vendors w/ over 100 styles of sauces to choose from
3.5 out of 5
73 ratings
annual buffalo wing cook-off during Labor Day weekend offering over 100 styles of sauces to choose from; have Miss Buffalo Wing pageant, Blue Cheese bob contest (fill a kiddy pool w/ blue cheese dressing and buffalo wings...whoever bobs the most wings in 3 minutes, wins a T-shirt) and the wing-eating contest (eat as many wings in 12 minutes...Sonya Thomas won at airing w/ 165 wings)
Finn McCool's [CLOSED] ($$)
(486 ratings)

2702 Main St Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1734
  • Guinness
    best selling beer of all time (10 million pints in 150 countries per day); to properly pour from tap, fill beer in 19-oz imperial glass to top, wait 3 minutes for pint to settle and then top off
  • Potato Skins
    signature dish; potato skins, Irish bacon, blarney cheese, mushrooms & horseradish-sour cream mix
3.5 out of 5
486 ratings
[CLOSED]; famous for painstakingly bringing every piece of the original bar from Dublin to its current location (near the beach); most of the staff is from Ireland to bring Irish authenticity and charm; offer Irish music and dance performances
Peanut Bar Restaurant ($$)
(122 ratings)

332 Penn St Map It!
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 376-8500
  • Peanuts
    free w/ order
3.5 out of 5
122 ratings
est. 1924; also known as Jimmy Kramer's Peanut Bar; customers toss the cracked peanut shells on the floor...became part of their trademark
Union Oyster House ($$)
(3574 ratings)

41 Union St Map It!
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2750
  • Clam Chowder
  • Lobster
  • Oysters
    specialize on Bluepoint oysters; served on the half-shell; eat w/ squirt of lemon and coctail or Tabasco sauce
3.5 out of 5
3574 ratings
est. 1826; America's oldest continuously-operating restaurant; one block from Faneuil Hall; Daniel Webster was a regular here
El Moderno [CLOSED]
Allende Ote No 2107 Map It!
Piedras Negras, CU 26000
  • Nachos
    original nachos consisted only of chips, Wisconsin cheddar cheese and pickled jalapenos; now topping options include beans, guacamole, chicken and beef
  [CLOSED]; CLOSED (victim of Mexico's raging drug wars according to USA Today-2010); founded in 1918; birthplace of the nacho in 1943
Food Paradise: Bar Food Paradise   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 10, 2008 
Aired on: December 10, 2008