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Al's DeliAl's Deli (CLOSED)
172 Brighton Ave Map It!
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 783-8787
www.alsdeliboston.com
  • "The Hush" (Sandwich)
    sandwich that changes person to person based on the person's "aura" served on a baguette roll; Adam got turkey, roast beef, mortadella, teriyaki sauce, spices grilled on flat-top & topped w/ coleslaw, cranberry sauce & cheese sauce
4.5 out of 5
83 ratings
CLOSED; since 2004; Al's Deli is inside a former convenience store called WAN's...outside signage is still "WAN"; even some of the convenience items are still on the shelf (from 2004)
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Alive & Kicking LobstersAlive & Kicking Lobsters
269 Putnam Ave Map It!
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-0451
www.aliveandkickinglobste...
  • Lobster-on-Lobster
    not on menu; lobster salad served w/ whole lobster
4.5 out of 5
688 ratings
found in the garage of a residential house
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KO Pies at the ShipyardKO Pies at the Shipyard
256 Marginal St Map It!
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 418-5234
kocateringandpies.com
  • Lamb Shank Pie
    pot pie w/ lamb shank shipped from Australia braised for 3 hrs, mixed w/ blanched veggies & gravy; baked & topped w/ mashed potatoes, "mushy" peas & gravy (called a "floater" in Australia); looks good
4.5 out of 5
238 ratings
opened in 2010; located on pier (may be hard to find); serving authentic, Aussie-inspired food specializing in the ultimate Aussie comfort food...the (meat) pie
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Alley RestaurantAlley Restaurant
99-115 Aiea Heights Dr Map It!
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 486-3499
www.aieabowl.com/restaura...
  • Grilled Coca Cola Marinated Turkey Sandwich
    turkey breast marinated in Coca Cola, garlic & spices, then grilled, served w/ green leaf lettuce on a hoagie bun
  • Ox Tail Soup
    oxtail simmered w/ Chinese spices, ginger, mushrooms & peanuts; served w/ housemade ponzu sauce; "OMG...you win best ox tail soup in the world award. This is crazy good!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tasty Tuesday
    off-menu item; 5-course-fixed-price; varies week-to-week; at airing, main course was braised short-ribs w/ potato-a-gratin; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1114 ratings
opened in 2005; bowling alley, restaurant & bar; Other Recipes: Beef Stew
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Bogie's Place (inside Jm Curley's)Bogie's Place (inside Jm Curley's)
25 Temple Pl Map It!
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
www.bogiesplace.com
  • Ribeye*
    not on menu; 20-oz ribeye steak w/ roasted bone marrow & foie gras butter; "it's the single most decadent bite of steak I've had anywhere in the country...maybe anywhere in the world" -Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
78 ratings
Bogie's (18-seater known for their steaks) is hidden inside of Jm's (known for having some of the best burgers in Boston) behind a black curtain w/ sign "Adults Only"; named after Humphrey Bogart
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Cha Cha ChiliCha Cha Chili
4625 Valley Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 222-8900
chachachili.com
  • El Jefe Taco
    short ribs, salsa verde, chipotle pepper slices, avocado, Cotija cheese on corn masa; on special menu
  • Spicy Pork Chimichanga
    "like a sushi roll mixed w/ a burrito"; spicy pork, marinated rice, beans, cheese, spicy mayo, Sriracha rolled in a tortilla, battered, deep-fried & sliced like sushi rolls; looks good
  • Lomo Burrito
    off-menu item; burrito w/ Korean marinated short ribs, stir-fried rice, veggie medley (red onion, red bell pepper, tomato, garlic, cilantro, french fries) & "Lomo" sauce
4.0 out of 5
1064 ratings
est. 2009; Korean-Mexican Fusion restaurant; Other Recipes: Mushroom Poppers
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EsconditeEscondite
410 Boyd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-1800
www.theescondite.com
  • John Belu-Cheese Burger
    burger patty w/ crumbled bleu cheese, battered, fried, then tossed in house buffalo sauce & topped w/ bleu cheese dressing & pringles for crunch; available on Tuesdays only (check menu for updates); looks good!
  • Godzilla Destroys Sandwich
    off-menu item; 6oz NY strip steak, toasted hash browns, apple-wood bacon, 2 fried eggs, provolone cheese, grilled onions & mushrooms; served on a french roll & topped w/ breakfast gravy & Mexican hot sauce; looks sloppy & good
4.0 out of 5
613 ratings
sports bar; "Escondite" translate to "hidden"...hence there is no signage at the front and entrance is discreetly on the side
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Federal DonutsFederal Donuts
1632 Sansom St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1101
www.federaldonuts.com/mai...
  • Chicken & Donuts
    off-menu item is fried chicken w/ dill-pickle glaze (regular is Korean-style fried chicken)
4.0 out of 5
1073 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); multiple locations
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J.J. Dolan'sJ.J. Dolan's
1147 Bethel St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-4992
www.jjdolans.com
  • Drunken Duck Pizza
    off-menu item; "east-meats-west" pizza; thin crust w/ mozzarella, shredded red & white cabbage, Chinese roasted duck, Irish whiskey-sweated Maui sweet onions, goat cheese, cilantro, duck egg & sprinkled w/ deep-fried duck skin cracklings; "some of the best pizza I've ever had in my life" -Adam Richman
4.0 out of 5
1005 ratings
"an Irish pub with New York style pizza from two guys in Chinatown" (from its website)
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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
22 S 3rd St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 701-4883
www.nationalmechanics.com
  • Frito Pie
    off-menu item; layer of Fritos piled w/ chili, oaxaca cheese & pico de gallo-avocado mix
4.0 out of 5
764 ratings
bar/restaurant in historic, beautiful 1837 building that used to house banks, churches, clubs & bars
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Pig & The LadyPig & The Lady
83 N King St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 585-8255
thepigandthelady.com
  • Mushroom Godzilla
    off-menu item; two patty-sized dehydrated mushroom caps stuffed w/ cheddar, roasted bell peppers, breaded & deep-fried; served on buns w/ Chimichurri sauce & topped w/ house beer vinegar slaw, slices of slow-roasted brisket & Russian dressing; looks messy (and good!)
4.0 out of 5
1542 ratings
started in 2011 as a pop-up in farmers market...now a brick-and-mortar hotspot; "We serve foods that inspire us on a whim and feature guest chefs and emerging artists to help promote and support the local food movement" (from its website)
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Ranstead RoomRanstead Room
2013 Ranstead St. Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-3330
  • Albondigas
    off-menu item; meatball sub w/ Mexican-style meatballs, goat cheese
4.0 out of 5
395 ratings
entrance is in alleyway w/ no signage (shares same building as El Rey Restaurant)
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Greenspan's Grilled CheeseGreenspan's Grilled Cheese (CLOSED)
7461 Melrose Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 591-0177
www.greenspansgrilledchee...
  • "The Champ" (Sandwich)
    winner of the 2008 Grilled Cheese Invitational; raisin walnut bread, taleggio, beef short ribs, apricot caper puree, dried tomato
  • Inside-Out Sandwich
    "inside-out" is off-menu item; all the fillings of inside of "The Champ" sandwich also on the outside (filling-bread-filling-bread); raisin walnut bread, taleggio, beef short ribs, apricot caper puree, dried tomato; looks good
3.5 out of 5
264 ratings
CLOSED; specializing comfort food
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Jitlada RestaurantJitlada Restaurant
5233 W Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-9809
www.jitladala.com
  • Crying Tiger Pork
  • Green Curry Chicken
    served w/ side of rice
  • Tom Yum Soup
    seafood-based; looks good
  • Jazz Burger
    off-menu item (need to order 24-hrs in advance); Thai-spiced burger (including Thai chili peppers) topped w/ Thai basil, tomato, red onion, aioli & more Thai chili; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1666 ratings
originally opened in 1970s, new owners took over in 2006; serving Thai cuisine; co-owner/chef Jazz Singsanong was a winner of "Guy's Grocery Games"; "one of the best Thai experiences I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
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TownTown
3435 Wai'alae Ave Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 735-5900
www.townkaimuki.com
  • Pa'i'ai
    off-menu item; Hawaiian classic of mashed taro root, pattied & pan-fried; served sometimes w/ fish, sometimes w/ beef...varies every week; just ask "what's the pa'i'ai prep for the day?"; at airing, served w/ sliced rib-eye steak; looks good
3.5 out of 5
792 ratings
recognized in multiple publications (Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, Elle Magazine, Gourmet Magazine), multiple awards & James Beard Foundation semi-finalist; ever-changing menu serving only locally farmed good
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PYTPYT (CLOSED)
1050 N Hancock St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 964-9009
pytburger.com
  • Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger
    beef patty burger topped w/ cheese, bacon & two deep-fried Twinkies as its bun
  • Chicken & Beer Burger
    off-menu item; fried chicken cutlet topped w/ fried wonton filled w/ beer, pimento cheese, pickled green tomato
3.0 out of 5
797 ratings
CLOSED; #61 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); "home to America's craaaziest burgers" serving "boozy" adult shakes (from its website)
Man Finds Food  (16 restaurants)