Food Paradise: The Bucket List

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 1, 2018 
Aired on: April 1, 2018 
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Commander's PalaceSee Commander's Palace Video ($$$)
(5585 ratings)

1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
  • Gumbo
    recipe changes slightly depending on what is fresh and local for that day; looks good
  • Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
    rich bread pudding whipped into a light fluffy souffle w/ whiskey sauce; looks good
  • Louisiana Blue Crab Lasagna
    seasonal; mushroom-spinach-caramelized onions-ricotta lasagna topped w/ deep-fried soft-shell crab & crab-based hollandaise sauce; looks good
  • Shrimp and Tasso Henican
    a signature dish; wild Louisiana white shrimp stuffed w/ spicy Cajun ham tossed in Crystal hot sauce w/ pickled okra & five pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
5585 ratings
#7 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1880; before Hurricane Katrina, it was the longest continually operating restaurant in U.S...closed for 13 months for restoration; restaurant in turquoise and white Victorian in The Garden District
John's Roast PorkSee John's Roast Pork Video ($)
(1805 ratings)

14 E Snyder Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951
  • Cheesesteaks
    steak cooked on flat top melded w/ carmalized onions, "long hots" (pepper cooked in olive oil), extra sharp provolone & then served on gutted sesame seed sub roll; recommended w/ ketchup & mayo (a Philly sacrilege); looks good
  • Hot Roast Pork Sub
    signature sandwich; sliced roast pork soaked in gravy/au jus; served w/ provolone & spinach; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1805 ratings
est. 1930; James Beard Award winner (2006)
Fentons CreamerySee Fentons Creamery Video ($$)
(5204 ratings)

4226 Piedmont Ave Map It!
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 658-7000
  • 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
5204 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
Jack's Cosmic DogsSee Jack's Cosmic Dogs Video ($)
(387 ratings)

2805 N Hwy 17 Map It!
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 884-7677
  • Cosmic Dog
    house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good!
  • Blue Galatic Dog
    homemade chili, creamy cheddar cheese, house blue cheese slaw & house sweet potato mustard; looks good
4.0 out of 5
387 ratings
funky throwback to 1950s sci-fi retro theme
Lotus of SiamSee Lotus of Siam Video ($$)
(3067 ratings)

620 E Flamingo Rd Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 538-6135
  • Lnam Prik Ong (Red Chili Dip)
    combination of ground pork and spices (spaghetti sauce-like texture); use vegetables and pork rinds to dip; "I guarantee you it'll be the best thing you put into your mouth in none!"-Ming Tsai
  • Khao Soi (Crispy Duck)
    crispy duck served on a bed of egg noodles in a curry base sauce, garnished w/ sliced red onions, lime & pickled vegetables; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3067 ratings
Thai restaurant; off Las Vegas Strip; James Beard award-winning (2011-Best Chef: Southwest); moved from original airing location (953 E Sahara Ave)
Modern ApizzaSee Modern Apizza Video ($$)
(1649 ratings)

874 State St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-5306
  • Clams Casino (Pizza)
    looks good; signature pie; pizza w/ bacon, peppers and RI clams; what Adam used to eat regularly as a Yale student
  • Italian Bomb Pizza
    pizza w/ San Marzano tomato sauce, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion, pepper, garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1649 ratings
opened in 1934; thin crust pizza; brick-oven
P.J. Clarke's ($$)
(1041 ratings)

915 Third Ave At 55th St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(212) 317-1616
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  • "The Cadillac" Burger
    double smoked country bacon, American cheese, bread & butter pickles; looks good
  • Wagyu Prime Burger
    Wagyu short rib blend, brioche bun, sauteed mushroom, caramelized onion, overnight tomato jam; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1041 ratings
est. 1884; multiple locations
Gene & GeorgettiSee Gene & Georgetti Video ($$$)
(1070 ratings)

500 N Franklin St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-3718
  • Shrimp de Jonghe
    jumbo shrimp, Italian breadcrumbs & garlic wine sauce, topped w/ parsley; "butteriness coats your tongue!" -Jeff Mauro; looks good
  • Broiled Bone-In Rib Eye Steak
    20-oz steak wet-aged for 32-36 days; looks good
  • Steaks
3.5 out of 5
1070 ratings
est. 1941; fine steaks, seafood & Italian specialties; celebrity sitings: Joe DiMaggio, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Russell Crow, Ron Howard
Food Paradise: The Bucket List   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 1, 2018 
Aired on: April 1, 2018