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Bern's Steak HouseBern's Steak House
1208 S Howard Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
www.bernssteakhouse.com
  • 22 oz. Strip Sirloin
    aged for 5 weeks; looks good
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle
    peanut butter mouse and dark chocolate mouse layered in deep-dish oreo crust; looks good
  • Chocolate Macadamia Decadence Cake
    one of signature sample-sized dessert from the sampler platter "Taste of Bern's" (other sampler items include King Midas, Banana Cheese Pie, Chocolate Cheese Pie & Vanilla Cheesecake)
  • Steaks
4.5 out of 5
1916 ratings
extravagant interior (small statues embedded in walls); the largest restaurant wine collection in the world (over 500,000 bottles); "dessert room" on second floor
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Bohemian HouseBohemian House
11 W Illinois St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-0439
www.bohochicago.com
  • Open-Faced Schnitzel Sandwich
    rye bread, horseradish cream, sauerkraut, house mustard dill, Emmentaler Swiss cheese & fried egg; looks good
4.5 out of 5
721 ratings
serving Bohemian-inspired fare w/ influences from the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria in exposed brick walls & wood timber, eclectic decor, warm earth tones & soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable & sociable dining experience
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Brooklyn Kolache CoBrooklyn Kolache Co
520 DeKalb Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 398-1111
www.brooklynkolacheco.com
  • Chili Dog Kolache
    kolache (Czech pastry) stuffed w/ all-beef hot dog & chili; call to check for availability
4.5 out of 5
258 ratings
mom & pop bakeshop & coffeehouse that serves up over 20 varieties of sweet & savory handmade Texas style kolaches (Czech pastry) from scratch
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Carnitas Snack ShackCarnitas Snack Shack
2632 University Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 294-7675
carnitassnackshack.com
  • Carnitas Tacos
    pork carnitas/ standard accompaniments in corn tortilla
4.5 out of 5
3286 ratings
opened in 2011; serving slow food-inspired, pork-centric American cuisine, snacks & locally sourced craft beers
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Carving BoardCarving Board
7300 Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 845-4550
eattheboard.com
  • Spaghetti Meatballwich
    sliced meatballs topped w/ marinara sauce, mozzarella in between 2 slices of spaghetti "bread"; served w/ side of marinara sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
534 ratings
specialize in sandwiches; multiple locations
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Charcoal StyleCharcoal Style
10907 Pulaski Hwy Map It!
White Marsh, MD 21162
(410) 335-1286
  • Mega Threat Sub
    foot-long sub w/ 1.5-lb of pit beef, ham, turkey, sausage & American cheese; Duff recommends adding "Cannonball" sauce (spicy, tangy BBQ sauce); looks good
4.5 out of 5
18 ratings
roadside stand; next to a go-cart park
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Chef Vola'sChef Vola's
111 S Albion Pl Map It!
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-2022
www.chefvolas.com
  • Veal Parmigiana
    bone-in veal chop, flattened, breaded, deep-fried & topped w/ housemade marinara sauce & cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
445 ratings
since 1921; NOTE: reservations only & no credit cards
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Fiore Deli of HobokenFiore Deli of Hoboken
414 Adams St Map It!
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-1655
  • Roast Beef & Mutz Sub
    long sub w/ roast beef, "mutz" (homemade mozzarella) topped w/ au jus gravy; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
430 ratings
est. 1913
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Frach's Fried Ice CreamFrach's Fried Ice Cream
Burbank, CA 90401
(323) 635-9336
www.frachs.com
  • Fried Ice Cream
    Duff recommends the "Original" (home made vanilla ice cream core, surrounded by chocolate cake shell, tipped in tempora battered, deep-fried, topped w/ caramel sauce & whipped cream; takes 4 days to make
4.5 out of 5
58 ratings
food truck; first company in U.S. to brand & specialize in deep-fried ice cream (from its website)
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GAS- Full Service RestaurantGAS- Full Service Restaurant
9 Anastasia Blvd Map It!
St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 217-0326
  • Jalapeno Popper Burger
    burger stuffed w/ jalapeno pepper cheese mix, cooked on flattop, then dredged & deep-fried; served on home made buns; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
327 ratings
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Hattie B's Hot ChickenHattie B's Hot Chicken
112 19th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
www.hattieb.com
  • 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
3339 ratings
2 locations in Nashville
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Hoosier Mama Pie CompanyHoosier Mama Pie Company
1618 1/2 Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846
www.hoosiermamapie.com
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Pie
    an exotic twist on an old favorite
4.5 out of 5
737 ratings
artisanal bakery striving to be a "old" pie company (from its website)
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Julian Pie CompanyJulian Pie Company
2225 Main St Map It!
Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-2449
www.julianpie.com
  • Apple Pie w/ Cheese
    cheddar melted on top of slice of apple pie; served w/ side of vanilla ice cream
4.5 out of 5
831 ratings
make 2000 pies/day; purchased apple farm in 1989 to supply apples to pie shop
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KomodoKomodo
8809 W Pico Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 246-5153
komodofood.com/pico/
  • Brutus Tots Salad
    "salad" w/ tater tots, steak & jalapeno aioli; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1659 ratings
accessible & modern California Asian fusion; "dangerously good food"
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Lemaire RestaurantLemaire Restaurant
101 W Franklin St Map It!
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4629
www.lemairerestaurant.com
  • Barnyard Burger
    house-ground beef tenderloin, pig bacon, sunny side up chicken egg, farmhouse cow cheddar, duck foie gras emulsion on brioche bun; served w/ side of creamy mac-n-cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
177 ratings
modern cuisine at The Jefferson Hotel
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Mama Toscano's RavioliMama Toscano's Ravioli
2201 Macklind Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-2926
www.mamatoscano.com
  • Toasted Ravioli
    meat-filled, rolled in bread crumbs and pan-fried or deep-fried; takes 3 days to make; NOTE: not served on location, sold unprepared in boxed packages; they can ship to you
4.5 out of 5
53 ratings
not a restaurant, but serve some food like sandwiches
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Maple Street Biscuit CompanyMaple Street Biscuit Company
2004 San Marco Blvd Map It!
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-1004
maplestreetbiscuits.com
  • Squawking Goat
    flaky biscuit, all natural fried chicken breast, fried goat cheese medallion & house made pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
727 ratings
est. 2012; Southern comfort food w/ a modern twist
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Odd Duck RestaurantOdd Duck Restaurant
1201 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
oddduckaustin.com
  • Pork Belly Slider
    pork belly brined overnight, spiced and let sit for 12 hours, then charred and grilled; prepared in mini buns w/ mayo, tomato, arugula and a speared pickle; looks good
  • Lamb Meatloaf Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade potato salad, chile mayo, greens & potato chips in the sandwich; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1231 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
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Oh My BurgerOh My Burger
2142 W El Segundo Blvd Map It!
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 756-6522
www.ohmyburgerla.com
  • Oh My Luther Burger
    cheeseburger w/ bacon, a fried egg & stack of onion rings stuffed between two Krispy Kreme glazed donuts; looks good
4.5 out of 5
844 ratings
opened in 2011
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Old West Cinnamon RollsOld West Cinnamon Rolls
861 Dolliver St Map It!
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-1428
oldwestcinnamonrolls.com
  • Cinnamon Roll
    topped w/ cream cheese frosting; looks good
4.5 out of 5
924 ratings
since 1973
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Papa Buck's BBQPapa Buck's BBQ
1085 S Lewis St Map It!
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-4421
papabucks.com
  • Pigzilla Sandwich
    3-lb of 12-hr-smoked pulled pork; challenge: eat in 45 min. & win a T-shirt; looks good
4.5 out of 5
91 ratings
est. 2007
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Peg Leg PorkerPeg Leg Porker
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
1541 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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Prova PizzeriaProva Pizzeria
8729 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-7285
pizzaprova.com
  • Vesuvio Pizza
    signature pizza; salame di Napoli, fresh ricotta, mozzarella, ground pepper, San Marzano tomato, fresh basil & olive oil; crust on bottom & top...when baked in brick oven, it puffs up to shape of a mountain (like Mount Vesuvius); looks good
4.5 out of 5
415 ratings
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Rennick Meat MarketRennick Meat Market
1104 Bridge St Map It!
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 964-6328
www.rennickmeatmarket.com
  • Short Rib Hash
    sous vide (slow-cooked in vacuumed bag in low-heat water) short rib, cubed, pan-fried w/ potatoes, herbs; topped w/ paprika hollandaise & poached eggs; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
97 ratings
"butcher inspired American food" (from its website); off-beaten path & near scenic harbor
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Salty SowSalty Sow
1917 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
www.saltysow.com
  • Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries
    topped w/ 110-minute egg; w/ side of cold Bearnaise; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2002 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
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