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201
Fentons Creamery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fentons CreamerySee Fentons Creamery Video ($$)
(4591 ratings)

4226 Piedmont Ave Map It!
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 658-7000
www.fentonscreamery.com
  • Banana Special
    banana split (large one); banana split; unanimous #1 pick for Top 5 Restaurants-Best Dessert; huge scoops, of vanilla, chocolate & strawberry ice cream cradled by a whole ripe banana, bathed in pineapple, strawberry & chocolate fudge; topped off w/ almonds, whipped cream & cherry
  • Cookie Connection
    warm chocolate chip cookie under scoops of Cookies n' Cream & cookie dough ice cream topped w/ hot fudge, marshmallow topping, whipped cream, crushed Oreos & a cherry
4.0 out of 5
4591 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); #4 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); founded in 1894 starting as delivering milk by horse-drawn wagon; ice cream made by hand
202
Ferdinando's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ferdinando's ($$)
(184 ratings)

151 Union St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-1545
  • Vastedda (Spleen Sandwich)
    boiled, dried and aged for 10 days, sliced into small pieces, sauteed in pork lard and served on Sicilian-style bun and topped w/ ricotta & pecorino romano cheese; "one of the best things I've ever eaten"-Scott Conant
  • Sausage Parmesan
    baked in oven, sliced & cooked in tomato sauce; served on homemade roll, as a hero or on a plate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
184 ratings
est. 1904; iconic Italian eatery
203
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Nutty"
  • Boston Bib & Mache Salad
4.0 out of 5
753 ratings
204
Fish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FishSee Fish Video ($$)
(2380 ratings)

350 Harbor Dr Map It!
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-3474
www.331fish.com
  • Crab Roll
    sweet Dungeness crab served atop a homemade toasted torpedo roll with organic butter and chives; served with shoestring fries or salad greens on the side
4.0 out of 5
2380 ratings
California Legislature Assembly awarded the restaurant owners a Sustainable North Bay Award to honor their commitment to protecting wild fish populations and helping the local economy by supporting local fishermen; outdoor seating by the water available
205
  • Nutella Crepe w/ Strawberries & Bananas
    served w/ chocolate sauce drizzle & powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
335 ratings
[CLOSED]; in 1950s trailer w/ outdoor seating
206
Flour Bakery & Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Flour Bakery & CafeSee Flour Bakery & Cafe Video ($$)
(878 ratings)

1595 Washington St Map It!
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-4300
www.flourbakery.com
  • Sticky Buns
    Bobby Flay lost to these sticky buns in one of his shows (Throwdown); looks good; w/ white & brown sugar, toasted pecans; baked in syrupy mixture called "goo"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
878 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [Bobby's recipe]; "We want each customer's experience to be an enjoyable one, and we focus on all aspects involved: great food, gracious service, warm atmosphere, heady aromas, and irresistible displays." (from its website); Other Recipes: Flour's Famous Banana Bread
207
Founding Farmers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video ($$)
(13642 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
www.wearefoundingfarmers....
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
13642 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
208
Four & Twenty Blackbirds: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Four & Twenty BlackbirdsSee Four & Twenty Blackbirds Video ($$)
(714 ratings)

439 3rd Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
birdsblack.com
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie
    salted caramel is put into apple pie mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
714 ratings
renovated to restore the original tin walls and wood floor
209
  • Cotton Candy
    not on menu...served for special occasions; served on a chilled plate w/ a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream wrapped w/ pink cotton candy and studded w/ candied violets; looks fun
4.0 out of 5
305 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1959; named the "Favorite Restaurant in the World" by Town & Country magazine; where the power elite go to lunch in New York
210
Franklin Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franklin CafeSee Franklin Cafe Video ($$)
(508 ratings)

278 Shawmut Ave Map It!
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-0010
www.franklincafe.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Combos"
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
    "the best corned beef and cabbage I've ever had...cabbage tastes like brown butter...perfect contrast to corned beef"-Adam Gertler; homemade corned beef
4.0 out of 5
508 ratings
opened in 1996; combine some of the cities' best Modern American cuisine, a great wine list, nine microbrews on tap, with a lively eclectic bar scene
211
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Soda
  • Egyptienne Egg Shake
  • Franklin Mint Sundae
  • Mt. Vesuvius
    mountain of chocolate or vanilla ice cream with chocolate brownie pieces, topped with hot fudge and malt powder
  • Stock Market Crunch
4.0 out of 5
1970 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); opened in 2004; ice cream parlor; vintage furniture & equipment and feel...like being in a time-warp
212
Frasca Food and Wine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frasca Food and WineSee Frasca Food and Wine Video ($$$$)
(501 ratings)

1738 Pearl St Map It!
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
www.frascafoodandwine.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • "Fritta Esotica"
    pineapple wrapped in speck (smoked prosciutto) coated in tempura batter and deep-fried
4.0 out of 5
501 ratings
co-owners/chefs used to work in French Laundry in Napa Valley
213
Fratelli La Bufala: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fratelli La BufalaSee Fratelli La Bufala Video ($$)
(857 ratings)

437 Washington Ave Map It!
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0700
www.fratellilabufala.com
  • Ripienone Calzone
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
857 ratings
since 2005
214
Frontera Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2274 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2274 ratings
215
  • "Fish Tacos"
    "hard to explain, just try it" (on the menu); sliced, pounded and disc-cut yellow fin tuna is "tortilla"; tuna tartar is mixed w/ jalapeno aioli to create the "filling"; tuna disc is crimped to form the "taco"; served w/ crispy fried avocado and more jalapeno aioli and other decorative herbs and radish
4.0 out of 5
447 ratings
opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
216
Golden Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden DeliSee Golden Deli Video ($)
(2697 ratings)

815 W Las Tunas Dr Map It!
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-0803
www.goldendelirestaurant....
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Chao Tom (Sugarcane Shrimp)
4.0 out of 5
2697 ratings
217
Good 2 Go Taco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Good 2 Go Taco [CLOSED]See Good 2 Go Taco Video ($)
(441 ratings)

1146 Peavy Rd Map It!
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 519-9110
good2gotaco.com
  • Paris Texas Tacos
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
441 ratings
[CLOSED]; at the Green Spot gas station; chef worked in 4-star restaurants
218
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    3-course meal w/ options for each course; Michael got the following: 1st-seared foie gras served on Concord grape gelee; 2nd-butternut squash risotto w/ sage & spice butter; 3rd-roasted organic free range turkey w/ duck confit sour cherry stuffing, root vegetables and potato puree, cranberry compote and fortified turkey jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1609 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1984; many accolades including James Beard Foundation Award - Outstanding Restaurant (2002), only restaurant to have received five consecutive three-star reviews from the New York Times; Other Recipes: Crushed White Bean Bruschetta w/ White Truffle Oil | Red Snapper Braised w/ Rosemary, Potatoes, & Garlic Confit | Shrimp, Spiced Mango, & Avocado Salad w/ Citrus Dressing
219
Grant Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grant GrillSee Grant Grill Video ($$$)
(455 ratings)

326 Broadway Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 744-2077
www.grantgrill.com
  • Smashing Pumpkin Martini
4.0 out of 5
455 ratings
opened in 1951; the place to power lunch; brass plaque commemorating a 1969 women's successful sit-in known as "the Grant Grill invasion" protesting men's only sign during lunchtime
220
Graziella's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Graziella'sSee Graziella's Video ($$)
(411 ratings)

232 Vanderbilt Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 789-5663
www.graziellasmenu.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Pizza"
  • Arugula & Parmesan Pizza
    crispy thin crust; cheese pizza once baked in wood-burning oven is then covered w/ baby arugula and topped w/ shredded parmigiano reggiano and extra virgin olive oil drizzle
4.0 out of 5
411 ratings
opened in 2004; pizzas made w/ Italian flour and tomatoes and baked in a 100% wood-burning brick oven; rooftop patio available from May through September
221
Grill 'Em All: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill 'Em AllSee Grill 'Em All Video ($$)
(2435 ratings)

19 E Main St Map It!
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 284-2874
grillemallburgs.com
  • H-100's (Tater Tots)
    cheddar & jack filled, hand rolled tator tots; limited supply daily; served w/ a choice of 6 dipping sauces...Beau's favorite is malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • Molly Hatchet Burger
    seared fennel sausage gravy, bacon, maple drizzle on a 1/2-pound burger; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2435 ratings
Food War: Baby's Badass vs. Grill 'Em All...Baby's Baddass won (3-votes-to-2); owner used to be the cook for Baby's Badass for only 2 weeks...only to open Grill 'Em All 1 mo. later; food truck w/ heavy metal art; specialize in burgers; long lines; UPDATE: now a sit-down joint in Alhambra
222
Hankook Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hankook TaqueriaSee Hankook Taqueria Video ($)
(922 ratings)

1341 Collier Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
www.hankooktaqueria.com
  • Bibim-Bop
    beef rice bowl w/ veggies; $6 at airtime
  • Bulgogi Kimchi Fries
    fries topped w/ marinated rib-eye, kimchi, Queso sauce, gochujang (hot sauce), scallions; looks good
  • Tongdak Fried Chicken Tacos
    w/ chipotle aioli, sesame salad (vinaigrette & onions, cilantro, lime), Jack cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
922 ratings
Korean/Mexican fusion
223
Happy Dog: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Happy DogSee Happy Dog Video ($)
(654 ratings)

5801 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44102
(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)
4.0 out of 5
654 ratings
neighborhood corner serving hot dogs and beer, and "lots" of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka
224
Hitching Post II: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hitching Post IISee Hitching Post II Video ($$$)
(1256 ratings)

406 E Hwy 246 Map It!
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676
www.hitchingpost2.com
  • Barbecue Steaks
  • Grilled Artichokes
  • Burger
    "best burger I've ever eaten"-Cat Cora; available only Mon, Tue and Wed at the bar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1256 ratings
made famous from movie "Sideways"
225
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5473 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5473 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
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