Iron Chef Eats

  (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 17, 2012 
Aired on: October 17, 2012 
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Franklin BarbecueSee Franklin Barbecue Video ($$)
(5949 ratings)

900 E 11th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
5949 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
Greek ($$$)
(531 ratings)

452 Washington St Map It!
New York, NY 10013
(646) 476-3941
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Comfort Food"
  • Garides Saganaki
    "shrimp w/ the melted cheese"; large shrimp, ouzo essence, organic tomato, melted cheese, fennel seeds
  • Paidakia
    double cut rosemary grilled New Zealand lamb chops, seasonal vegetables; looks good
4.5 out of 5
531 ratings
moved from airing location (458 Greenwich St)
More Home Slice Pizza ($)
(556 ratings)

1421 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Pizza Perfection"
  • Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust; looks good
  • White Pizza
    extra virgin olive oil, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone & romano
4.5 out of 5
556 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
Balthazar RestaurantSee Balthazar Restaurant Video ($$$)
(3642 ratings)

80 Spring St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-1414
  • French Fries
    Idaho russet potatoes pressed through cutter, blanched in peanut oil, & double-fried right before serving; seasoned w/ salt; looks good
  • Roasted Pepper and Caramelized Onion Quiche
    w/ gruyere cheese & mixed greens; "to die for" -Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Sour Cream-Hazelnut Waffles
    w/ warm berries & creme fraiche
4.0 out of 5
3642 ratings
opened in 1997; old Parisian-style bistro serving traditional bistro fare from breakfast through late-night supper
Bludso's BBQSee Bludso's BBQ Video ($$)
(3034 ratings)

609 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583
  • Collard Greens
    looks good
  • Ribs
    pork ribs spice-rubbed & marinated for 24-hrs, smoked in red oak & pacaya for 3-4 hrs; served w/ side of homemade spicy BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Deep Fried Turkey
    injected w/ housemade seasoning & deep-fried in peanut oil; looks good
  • "Lunch Tray"
    brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, sausage links, sides, cornbread & BBQ sauce
  • BBQ Chicken
4.0 out of 5
3034 ratings
opened in 2008; Texas-style BBQ; moved from original airing Compton location
Cafe No Se ($$)
(653 ratings)

1603 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-2061
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Beloved Burgers"
  • Grilled Shrimp Burger
    w/ spicy kewpie mayo, bok choy slaw
  • No Sé Cheeseburger
    2 patties w/ cheese, sweet onion, pickles, buttermilk bun; Tim gets w/ sunny egg on top; looks good
4.0 out of 5
653 ratings
located in South Congress Hotel
Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar [CLOSED]See Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar Video ($$)
(1033 ratings)

7937 SE Stark St Map It!
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 408-1414
  • Sweet Cream Biscuits
    layered buttermilk biscuits served w/ butter, honey & jam; "crispy & crunchy & delicious!" -Justin Brunson
  • "The Whole Hog"
    brined & grilled pork loin chop, porchetta/porketta (rolled pork belly, sliced & pan-fried) & braised pork shoulder; "one of the best pork dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
  • Beef Jerky
    looks good
  • Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken
    brined in salt-water for 24 hrs, then another 24 hrs in buttermilk, coated in paper bag (shake-shake) & fried in beef & pork fat; served w/ mashed potatoes & gravy; looks good
  • Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken
    w/ toasted pecan-bacon spoonbread & field greens dressed in maple syrup; looks good
  • Red Flannel Hash
    w/ corned beef, red beets, & a sunnyside-up egg
4.0 out of 5
1033 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2007; "a made-from-scratch, farm-to-table experience" (from its website); Northwest style food w/ Southern influence; 2nd location inside PDX airport remains open
Dove's Luncheonette ($$)
(754 ratings)

1545 N Damen Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Arroz Con Carnitas
    braised pork shoulder w/ rice, pigeon peas & giardiniera; Jonathon adds a poached egg; looks good
  • Pozole Rojo
    slow braised beef cheek, hominy in rich spicy pork stock w/ side of condiments
4.0 out of 5
754 ratings
since 2014; 41-stool counter service w/ Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program, w/ the spirit of genuine hospitality
Hometown Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1052 ratings)

454 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro on baguette; looks good
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; 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
Lou Malnati's PizzeriaSee Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Video ($$)
(7257 ratings)

439 N Wells St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-9800
  • Loaded Combo Pizza
    deep-dish square-cut pizza w/ sausage, pepperoni, onions & mushrooms; looks good
  • 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
7257 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
Martin's Bar-B-Que JointSee Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Video ($$)
(929 ratings)

3108 Belmont Blvd Map It!
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 200-1181
  • 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
929 ratings
specialize in West Tennessee-style; multiple locations
MotorinoSee Motorino Video ($$)
(1129 ratings)

349 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-2644
  • Pizza - Colatura Di Alici
    white thin-crust pizza w/ buffalo mozzarella, onion, cherry tomatoes, anchovies, chili, & olives
  • Brussels Sprout Pizza
    Fior di latte, garlic, pecorino, smoked pancetta, olive; looks good
  • Marinara Pizza
    oregano, garlic, sea salt (no cheese)
4.0 out of 5
1129 ratings
Other Recipes: Tiramisu
Osteria Morini ($$$)
(1330 ratings)

218 Lafayette St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-8777
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Comfort Food"
  • Gramigna
    handmade artisan pasta, sweet pork sausage, tomato, cream; looks good
  • Tortellini in Brodo
    traditional meat-filled ravioli in rich chicken broth
4.0 out of 5
1330 ratings
opened in 2012; "soulful cuisine & convivial spirit of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy" (from its website); multiple locations
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant ($$)
(3258 ratings)

500 Church St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 770-2772
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Comfort Food"
  • Smoked Meatloaf
    house ground meatloaf slow smoked & finished on the grill; topped w/ mushroom gravy, served w/ at iron green beans & mashed potatoes
  • Southern Stack
    slow-smoked pulled pork over sweet potato pancakes & fried apples, topped w/ a fried egg & served w/ a side of home fries
4.0 out of 5
3258 ratings
started as a little grocery store in the 50s & then adding restaurant w/ "great food & Southern hospitality"; multiple locations in TN
RPM SteakSee RPM Steak Video ($$$$)
(1690 ratings)

66 W Kinzie St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-4990
  • 14K Chocolate Cake
    w/ milk & dark chocolate; infused w/ coffee, layered w/ ganache, coated w/ glaze & garnished w/ edible gold leaves; looks good
  • Dry-Aged Steakburger
    dry-aged for 28 days; w/ cheddar, horseradish cream, frizzled onions; looks good
  • Grilled Lamb Burger
    cucumber, feta, harissa, sesame seed bun
  • "The Duke"
    10 oz. Rib eye filet; trimmed fat is rendered separately & used to create "beef butter" used to baste steak before & during broiling
4.0 out of 5
1690 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); est. 2014; "an updated take on the classic steakhouse & features nearly 2 dozen different cuts of beef sourced from the finest butchers across the globe" (from its website)
Speedy RomeoSee Speedy Romeo Video ($$)
(690 ratings)

376 Classon Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 230-0061
  • The St. Louie Pizza
    tomato, hot soppressata, sweet Italian sausage, provel, pickled chilis; looks good!
  • KC Royale Pizza
    clams, pancetta, kale, fontina, bechamel, lemon
4.0 out of 5
690 ratings
est. 2012; Italian restaurant in a former body shop, known for wood-fired pizzas
Huckleberry ($$)
(2255 ratings)

1014 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
  • Fried Egg Sandwich
    2 sunny-side-up eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, gruyere cheese, arugula, aioli on country toast
3.5 out of 5
2255 ratings
artisan bakery & cafe in a warm, casual atmosphere
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen ($$)
(1081 ratings)

3150 24th St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Comfort Food"
  • Bialy w/ Smoked Salmon
    bialy is like a bagel but w/ onions & poppy seed mix in the middle; topped w/ sustainably raised smoked salmon, whipped cream cheese, capers & red onions; looks good
  • Reuben
    pastrami, corned beef, or smoked turkey griddled w/ sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & Russian on rye; pastrami is top seller; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1081 ratings
serving traditional Jewish comfort food; make everything from scratch
Salvation Burger [CLOSED] ($$)
(325 ratings)

230 E 51st St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(646) 277-2900
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Beloved Burgers"
  • Classic Burger
    top selling burger; 2 patties, housemade cheese, special sauce & pickles; looks good
  • Salvation Burger
    Madioson asks w/ taleggio cheese, caramelized onions, crispy potatoes
3.0 out of 5
325 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2016
Sister Midnight [CLOSED] ($$)
(16 ratings)

137 1/2 East 7th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-9798
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Beloved Burgers"
  • BLK MKT Cheeseburger
    proprietary blend of Pat LaFrieda beef, American cheese, potato bun; looks good
  • BLK MKT Veggie Burger
    housemade w/ quinoa, cauliflower, corn, beets, cilantro, pickled peppers & tzatziki on side
2.5 out of 5
16 ratings
[CLOSED]; cocktail bar
Iron Chef Eats   (20 restaurants)    
Aired on: October 17, 2012 
Aired on: October 17, 2012