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Man v. Food Nation

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Comfy Cow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comfy Cow ($$)
(139 ratings)

1301 Herr Ln Map It!
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-4979
thecomfycow.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Louisville"
  • Comfy Cow Challenge
    challenge: 15 scoops of ice cream smoothered in whipped cream & piled w/ fruit & nut toppings (total of 7-lbs) in 1 hr; Joe Nikolai aka "Burrito Joe" (local native) lost
4.5 out of 5
139 ratings
opened in 2009; "fun, family friendly and funky" that includes a soda fountain, milk-bottle lampshades & the Comfy Cow mascot
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Louisville"
  • Hot Brown
    hot open-faced turkey sandwich served on Texas toast topped w/ Mornay sauce & bacon; "without question, one of my favorite comfort foods in the world"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.5 out of 5
177 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
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  • Hot Wieners
    "best hot dogs I've ever ate"-Guy Fieri; topped w/ mustard, onion, meat-cream sauce
  • Hot Wiener Challenge
    challenge: 15 fully loaded wiener dogs in 45 minutes; at airing, only 1 person has won; each wiener is topped with mustard, homemade meat sauce, onion, celery salt and all served on a steamed bun; looks good; Connor McQuade (local rugby player) lost
4.5 out of 5
415 ratings
est. in 1946; beef, pork & veal blend wieners are cut to traditional bun-size from 3-foot links called "ropes"; line up buns up the arm; no sauerkraut
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Punch Neapolitan Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Punch Neapolitan Pizza ($$)
(189 ratings)

704 Cleveland Ave S Map It!
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 696-1066
www.punchpizza.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "St. Paul"
  • Margherita Pizza
    Neapolitan-style pizza using San Marzano tomato sauce and cooked in 800-degree wood-burning brick oven; looks good
4.5 out of 5
189 ratings
one of the few pizzerias in the U.S. to earn V.P.N. certification from the Italian government (Vera Pizza Napoletana)
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Skylight Inn BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Skylight Inn BBQSee Skylight Inn BBQ Video ($)
(144 ratings)

4618 Lee St Map It!
Ayden, NC 28513
(252) 746-4113
www.skylightinnbbq.com
  • Whole Hog Pulled Pork
    BBQ sauce is spicy tomato-vinegar-based; looks good; use oak wood charcoal and cooked for 16 hrs; comes w/ homemade coleslaw, potato salad and corn bread; whole pig can feed up to 80 people!
4.5 out of 5
144 ratings
#90 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); est. 1947; James Beard award winner (American Classics - 2003)
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Savannah"
  • Banana Pudding
  • Peach-Glazed BBQ Chicken
    use fryer (2-lb) chickens; marinated, roasted and glazed
4.5 out of 5
810 ratings
sister restaurant to 11-year-old Toucan Café appealing to families; Southern comfort food
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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ted Drewes Frozen CustardSee Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Video ($)
(1228 ratings)

6726 Chippewa St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652
www.teddrewes.com
  • Frozen Custard
  • "Concrete"
    frozen vanilla custard w/ toppings blended in; Bobby got heath bar, caramel and Oreo; looks good; vanilla custard and a choice of over 30 toppings that is mixed in; Adam's concrete includes oatmeal cookies, caramel and macadamia nuts; can be served upside-down (it's that thick); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1228 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Providence"
  • Spinach and Mushroom Pizza
    grilled pizza; thin crust; freshly sauteed mushrooms, spinach, garlic, olive oil with parmesan, Romano and feta cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
78 ratings
[CLOSED]; specialize in grilled pizzas...olive oil-soaked crust is first grilled on one side, then flipped to the other side, then sauce, cheese & toppings are added as the second side cooks
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Two Sister's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Two Sister's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Two Sister's Kitchen Video ($$)
(166 ratings)

707 N Congress St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
166 ratings
[CLOSED]; #15 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1989; Jackson institution; buffet-style southern comfort food in 2-story Victorian home; 1 block from state capitol building
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  • WMD (Wafel of Massive Deliciousness)
    unlimited dinges (toppings); Sunny gets chocolate syrup, Dulce de Leche, strawberry slices, whipped cream and chopped walnuts; looks good; dinges for Throwdown had spekuloos spread & whipped cream on liege wafel
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel
    Belgian waffle topped with BBQ sauce, pulled barbecue pork, coleslaw, coolickle (Kool Aid marinated pickles); to eat, fold in half to make a sandwich
4.5 out of 5
1532 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; yellow food truck serving "good things Belgian"; location varies daily...check website to find location
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Aguila Sandwich Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aguila Sandwich ShopSee Aguila Sandwich Shop Video ($)
(168 ratings)

3200 W Hillsborough Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 876-4022
  • Medianoche Sandwich
    similar to a Cuban sandwich; boiled ham, serrano, slow-roasted pulled pork, Swiss, salami, mayo, mustard & pickles on an egg bread bun & panini-pressed; looks good
  • Cubano (Cuban Sandwich)
    "locals say is one of the most delicious and authentic cubanos in the country"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
168 ratings
in Ybor City, a historic neighborhood in Tampa filled with a rich Latin tradition
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Amy Ruth's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Amy Ruth'sSee Amy Ruth's Video ($$)
(2553 ratings)

113 W 116th St Map It!
New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
www.amyruthsharlem.com
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
    top seller; chicken & waffles
4.0 out of 5
2553 ratings
#93 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1998; authentic Southern cuisine; dishes named after famous people
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Angels BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Angels BBQ [CLOSED] ($)
(156 ratings)

21 W Oglethorpe Ln Map It!
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 495-0902
www.angels-bbq.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Savannah"
  • Voodoo Juice Challenge
    challenge: 1-lb pulled pork sandwich doused w/ "voodoo juice stupid hot" sauce and sprinkling of Devil's Dandruff spice rub in 5 min.; Jamil and Jamal Williams (twin brothers) attempted; Jamal won, Jamil lost
4.0 out of 5
156 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2005 in former carriage house
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Ann's Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ann's Bakery [CLOSED] ($$)
(20 ratings)

7 N Harvard Ave Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74115
(918) 834-2345
www.annsbakery.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Tulsa"
     
4.0 out of 5
20 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Benji's Deli & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Benji's Deli & Restaurant ($$)
(157 ratings)

4156 N Oakland Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-7777
  • Hear O Israel
    sandwich w/ corned beef, pastrami, salami and hot pepper beef (total 1-lb of meats), plus Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing on rye bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
157 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
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Bill's Jumbo Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bill's Jumbo Burgers ($)
(38 ratings)

2002 E Admiral Blvd Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 592-5191
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Tulsa"
  • Double Okie Burger
    4 burger patties (2-lbs) and 6 slices of cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
38 ratings
opened in 1960; "Tulsa's go-to burger joint"; in a trailer; chopped onions patted onto burger patties prior to cooking to form crusty exterior
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Blue Heaven: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue HeavenSee Blue Heaven Video ($$)
(3357 ratings)

729 Thomas St Map It!
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-8666
blueheavenkw.homestead.co...
  • Key Lime Pie
    ridiculously sky-high (topped w/ meringue)
4.0 out of 5
3357 ratings
Food War: Blond Giraffe's vs. Blue Heaven's... Blond Giraffe's won (2-votes-to-1); chowdown shack w/ old-school island charm; Vanilla Ice made guest appearance here
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Brick Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick Pit [CLOSED]See Brick Pit Video ($$)
(186 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
186 ratings
[CLOSED]; #80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "New Haven"
  • Cheese Truck Challenge
    challenge: 10 grilled cheese sandwiches (6-lbs) in 1 hr; win and name a sandwich and free grilled cheese for 1 yr; "King Hungry VIII" (Rick Best-Yale student) lost
4.0 out of 5
76 ratings
food truck off Yale campus
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Drover: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Drover ($$$)
(628 ratings)

2121 S 73rd St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 391-7440
www.droverrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Omaha"
  • Omaha Strip
    not on menu; 20-oz traditional NY strip steak but w/ the bone left in, marinated in whiskey sauce; "one of the best bites of beef I've ever had"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
628 ratings
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Elote: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Elote ($$)
(348 ratings)

514 S Boston Ave Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-1403
elotetulsa.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Route 66"
  • Puffy Taco Challenge
    challenge: eat as many tacos in 90 minutes to become the Puffy Taco Master; at airing, need 23 tacos (7-lbs) to beat the record; Manny Groll (Naval officer) won
4.0 out of 5
348 ratings
opened in 2008
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Friendly Toast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Friendly Toast ($$)
(1197 ratings)

113 Congress St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-2154
thefriendlytoast.net
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Portsmouth"
  • Sklarmageddon
    6-egg omlette w/ sausage, bacon, ham, red-chile pecans, jalapeno-jack and Swiss cheeses topped w/ a zesty maple sour cream and sides of home fries & toast; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1197 ratings
opened in 1996; funky, crazy and fun decor; ABC's Good Morning America says Toast as one of four Best Breakfast restaurants in country (from its website); also in Cambridge, MA
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  • Duke City Burger
    double-pattied cheddar cheeseburger w/ thousand island, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, bacon & double green chile; looks good
  • Bonanza Burger
    double cheese burgers, cheddar cheese, bacon topped w/ a mound of green chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1866 ratings
#43 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); across the street from University of New Mexico; go-to place for "green chili-smothered grub"
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Gilley's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gilley's ($)
(154 ratings)

175 Fleet St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-6343
www.gilleyspmlunch.com
  • Chili Dog
    topped w/ chili, relish, onions, ketchup, mustard & sauerkraut; looks good
  • Hot Dog w/ Everything
    steamed beef-pork-and-veal frank w/ chili con carne, relish, onions, mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut; looks good
  • Poutine
    side dish; fries covered in cheese curds topped w/ housemade gravy; "poutine" translated is "mess"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
154 ratings
#96 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started as a hauled-in lunch cart in Market Square since 1912 and then a permanently-situated diner in 1974; long lines; trivia: Guinness book of world records has cited Gilley's as having the most parking tickets ever issued (over 5,000) from 1912-1974
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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck ($$)
(3929 ratings)

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Kahuku, HI 96731
(808) 293-1839
www.giovannisshrimptruck....
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Oahu"
  • Hot & Spicy Shrimp
    shrimp cooked shell-on & smothered in a fiery hot tasty red sauce served w/ two scoops of rice; "no refund" policy
  • Shrimp Scampi
    most popular; shrimp marinated in olive oil, fresh chopped garlic and lemon butter; served w/ 2 scoops of rice all drizzled w/ garlic lemon butter and carmelized chunks of garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3929 ratings
started in 1993 operating out of a converted 1953 bread truck; truck now has thousands and thousands of signatures on the shrimp truck itself; to eat like a local (Kama'aina), first suck the shrimp, peel it, then eat it
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