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Gato: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gato [CLOSED]See Gato Video ($$$)
(1152 ratings)

324 Lafayette St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-6400
gatonyc.com
  • Apple Tarte Tatin
    apple tart topped w/ salted Calvados caramel & vanilla-black pepper gelato; looks good
  • Scrambled Eggs
    w/ almond romesco, boucheron cheese, tomato confit toast
4.0 out of 5
1152 ratings
[CLOSED]; one of Bobby Flay's restaurants expressing Mediterranean food, drink & design; located in 100-year-old building
  • Macadamia Turtle Pie
    1-foot tall pie w/ macadamia nut-wafer crust layered w/ vanilla ice cream, more macadamia nut mix, caramel-chocolate sauce, more ice cream & topped w/ whole macadamia nuts
  • Meaning of Life (Cake)
    5-layer cake w/ chocolate mousse, bananas, raspberries, whipped cream; each slice is approx. 6-lbs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1982 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Desserts); autographed photographs of athletes, politicians, movie stars, rock stars, entertainers on walls
Giordano's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giordano's PizzeriaSee Giordano's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(1197 ratings)

223 W Jackson Blvd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 583-9400
www.giordanos.com
  • Pizza
    Stuffed deep-dish; Tia gets w/ sausage & pepperoni; Stuffed deep-dish
4.0 out of 5
1197 ratings
#88 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1974
Greenblatt's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Greenblatt's DeliSee Greenblatt's Deli Video ($$)
(788 ratings)

8017 Sunset Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-0606
www.greenblattsdeli.com
  • #3 Pastrami Sandwich
    w/ Swiss cheese, cole slaw & Russian dressing on pumpernickel; looks good
4.0 out of 5
788 ratings
est. 1926; catered to the entertainment industry & been "The Place To Go" in Hollywood for Deli including Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Groucho Marx, Janis Joplin, Bing Crosby, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas, Marlon Brando, Peter Lorre, John Belushi, Danny Kaye & Billie Holiday (from its website)
Hash House A Go Go: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hash House A Go GoSee Hash House A Go Go Video ($$)
(3537 ratings)

6800 W Sahara Ave Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 804-4646
www.hashhouseagogo.com
  • Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict
    w/ maple reduction, 2 eggs, bacon mashed potatoes & biscuit
4.0 out of 5
3537 ratings
parent location in San Diego--also located in Reno; serves "Twisted Farm Food"; large sizes
Holeman & Finch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holeman & Finch [CLOSED]See Holeman & Finch Video ($$)
(1347 ratings)

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
www.holeman-finch.com
  • The Burger (Double Cheeseburger)
    only 24 burgers served after 10pm...sometimes selling out w/in minutes; everything is homemade including bun, ketchup, mustard, pickles; not on menu, served after 10pm, only 24 burgers per night; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1347 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (America's Best: American Classics); according to website, burgers are also a regular part of Sunday brunch offering
Hometown Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hometown Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1052 ratings)

454 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
www.hometownbarbque.com
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro; looks good
  • Beef Ribs
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; Aaron recommends side of potato salad; looks good
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
    babyback ribs, smoked in white oak & then deep-fried; topped w/ chopped cashew & scallions; looks good
  • Lamb Belly
    smoked for 8-10 hrs on white oak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1052 ratings
opened in 2013; first-come-first-serve walk-up counter-service bar-b-que hall until BBQ is sold out; live music on weekend nights
Hopdoddy Burger Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hopdoddy Burger BarSee Hopdoddy Burger Bar Video ($$)
(4667 ratings)

1400 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
www.hopdoddy.com
  • Poutine Burger Special
    fresh-ground burger topped w/ fries, gravy, cheese, caramelized onions, fried egg & "sassy" sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4667 ratings
multiple locations
Hugo's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hugo'sSee Hugo's Video ($$)
(1257 ratings)

8401 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-3993
hugosrestaurant.com
  • Pasta Mama
    looks good
  • El Desayuno Burrito De La Casa
    breakfast burrito of eggs scrambled w/ sauteed tomatoes, peppers, onions & cilantro topped w/ slightly spicy roasted tomato chipotle sauce & melted mozzarella cheese or Daiya vegan cheese & garnished w/ guacamole; served w/ breakfast potatoes, turmeric ricen, or fresh fruit; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1257 ratings
serving "stealthy healthy" meals (from its website)
IveyCake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
IveyCake [CLOSED]See IveyCake Video ($$)
(35 ratings)

782 Old Hickory Blvd Map It!
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 942-6259
www.iveycake.com
  • Spoiled Rotten Cupcake
    apple spice cake w/ apple cider buttercream, dipped in butterscotch; w/ or w/o toasted pecans; offered seasonally
4.0 out of 5
35 ratings
[CLOSED]
Joan's on Third: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joan's on ThirdSee Joan's on Third Video ($$)
(2334 ratings)

8350 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
www.joansonthird.com
  • Chocolate Coconut Cupcake
  • Short Rib Sandwich
    shredded short rib w/ melted jack cheese & sweet red onions on country white bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2334 ratings
opened in 1995 as a catering company; opened storefront/restaurant in 1998
  • Blackened Louisiana Drum (Redfish)
    fresh Drum fish from Louisiana waters seasoned & blackened in a cast iron skillet; served w/ drawn butter, potatoes & veggies
  • Turducken
    chicken stuffed in a duck that is then stuffed in a turkey
  • Chicken & Andouille Gumbo
    pan-braised chicken, Chef Paul's own Andouille sausage w/ fresh vegetables, cooked in a chicken stock & dark roux; served w/ rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1433 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1979; serving Cajun soul food; 200-seat dining area include seasonal balcony area on the second floor; international sensation
Keens Steakhouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Keens SteakhouseSee Keens Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(2567 ratings)

72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
www.keens.com
  • Steak
    dry-aged for 3-4 weeks, thick-cut; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    "King's cut" (huge...32-oz); looks good!
  • Legendary Mutton Chop
    large lamb chop
4.0 out of 5
2567 ratings
#3 (America's Best: American Classics); est. 1885; formerly an all-mens club; owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world (many line the ceiling); historic photos/posters hung wall-to-wall; over 300 single-malts scotches available
Kitchen Consigliere: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kitchen Consigliere ($$)
(265 ratings)

700 Haddon Ave Map It!
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 854-2156
kitconcafe.com
  • Eggplant Parmesan
    layers of lightly fried eggplant, ricotta & mozzarella baked & served in house marinara...more like a lasagna; looks good
4.0 out of 5
265 ratings
owner/chef went to prison & learned how to cook
Komodo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Komodo [CLOSED] ($$)
(1789 ratings)

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
4.0 out of 5
1789 ratings
[CLOSED]; accessible & modern California Asian fusion; "dangerously good food"
Kuma's Corner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kuma's CornerSee Kuma's Corner Video ($$)
(5039 ratings)

2900 W Belmont Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
www.kumascorner.com
  • Plague Bringer Burger
    1-lb patty w/ roasted garlic mayo, extra raw garlic, homemade hot sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, tortilla chips (for crunch), lettuce, tomato & onion all on a pretzel roll; looks good
  • Black Sabbath Burger
    fan favorite; w/ blackening spice, chili, Pepper Jack, red onion; served on pretzel bun; "that's up there in the top 5 burgers on Triple-D"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Lair of the Minotaur Burger
    w/ caramelized onions, pancetta, brie, bourbon-soaked pears served on pretzel roll
  • Mastodon Burger
    10-oz burger w/ bacon, barbecue sauce, sharp cheddar & frizzled onions; looks good
  • Build-Your-Own Mac and Cheese
    choice of Andouille sausage, bacon, broccoli, caramelized onions, chicken, corn, garlic, green onion, jalapeno, peas, roasted red pepper and/or sundried tomatoes; looks good
  • Kuma Burger
    signature & top seller; w/ bacon, sharp cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & onion
4.0 out of 5
5039 ratings
opened in 2005; dive-bar where burgers named after heavy metal bands
Locanda Verde: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Locanda VerdeSee Locanda Verde Video ($$$)
(1627 ratings)

377 Greenwich St Map It!
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-3797
www.locandaverdenyc.com
  • Maple Budino
    dessert - flam/pudding
  • Lamb Meatball Sliders
    w/ caprino & cucumber; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1627 ratings
casual, energetic, affordable neighborhood Italian taverna
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lou Malnati's PizzeriaSee Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(6172 ratings)

439 N Wells St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-9800
www.loumalnatis.com
  • Pizza
    signature deep-dish butter crust topped w/ cheese then sausage and tomato sauce; looks good; Anne gets the thin crust, "loaded" pie (pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onions, mushrooms, black olives) & orders it well-done; sliced in squares; looks good; Deep-dish
  • Malnati Chicago Classic
    deep dish pizza w/ homemade lean sausage, some extra cheese & vine-ripened tomato sauce on buttercrust; looks good
  • The Lou Pizza
    deep-dish pizza w/ spinach mix (enhanced w/ garlic, basil & onion), mushrooms & sliced Roma tomatoes covered w/ three cheeses, on a garlic buttercrust; looks good
4.0 out of 5
6172 ratings
Food War: (deep-dish sausage) Uno's vs. Lou Malnati's; Lou Malnati's won (3-votes-to-0); opened in 1971; Lou Malnati left Pizzeria Uno to start his own restaurant; many other locations in Chicago area
Madonna Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Madonna Inn ($$$)
(1291 ratings)

100 Madonna Rd Map It!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(800) 543-9666
www.madonnainn.com
  • Pink Champagne Cake
    layered white cake wrapped w/ pudding & topped w/ Guittard white chocolate ("hot pink white chocolate curly-Q's")
4.0 out of 5
1291 ratings
rating is for hotel; international landmark destination w/ 110 whimsical guestrooms, enchanting decor, spa, horseback riding, terrace pool & bar and multiple dining experiences; no, not affiliated w/ Madonna
  • BBQ Nachos
    corn tortilla chips, pulled pork, queso, slaw, cilantro, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, lime wedges & Jack's Creek; looks good
  • Broccoli Salad
    a top side seller; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
    1-inch thick sliced smoked bologna & flash-fried
  • Redneck Taco
    BBQ on top of cornbread hoe-cake topped w/ slaw & sauce; choose between pork, brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey or catfish (Michael gets the chicken)
  • Whole Hog Platter
    smoked w/ hickory pulled pork; Michael get sides: broccoli salad & hush puppies; looks good
4.0 out of 5
756 ratings
specialize in West Tennessee-style; multiple locations
MC Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MC KitchenSee MC Kitchen Video ($$$)
(335 ratings)

4141 NE 2nd Ave Map It!
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 456-9948
www.mckitchenmiami.com
  • Paccheri
    tubular pasta w/ gravy sauce w/ housemade sausage, mascarpone, broccoli rabe
4.0 out of 5
335 ratings
serving Italian cuisine; "one of the top 3 best Italian restaurants in the entire United States" -Rocco Dispirito
  • PB&J Cruffin
    layers-like croissant shaped like a muffin rolled in sugar & stuffed w/ PB & J filling; takes multi-day to make; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2459 ratings
long lines
Mud Hen Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mud Hen Tavern [CLOSED]See Mud Hen Tavern Video ($$)
(444 ratings)

742 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 203-0500
www.mudhentavern.com
  • Chicken & Waffle Croquettes
    deep-fried waffle batter, chicken & bacon meatballs; topped spicy maple sauce
4.0 out of 5
444 ratings
[CLOSED]; casual neighborhood place
  • Chocolate Tower
    a chocolate-cloaked stack including a Rice Krispies treat, a chocolate chip cookie, an Oreo cookie, a marshmallow & a peanut-butter cup all "glued" by chocolate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
73 ratings
since 1980; family-owned & operated; located in Reading Terminal Market
Petit Trois: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Petit TroisSee Petit Trois Video ($$$)
(763 ratings)

718 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 468-8916
petittrois.com
  • Croque Monsier/Madame
    layers of sliced bread, Bechamel/Mornay sauce, ham & topped w/ a fried egg
4.0 out of 5
763 ratings
French bistro atmosphere
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