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Man v. Food Nation

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Hal and Mal's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hal and Mal's ($$)
(64 ratings)

200 Commerce St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 948-0888
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Jackson"
  • Catfish Po' Boy
    catfish dredged in cornmeal & deep-fried
3.5 out of 5
64 ratings
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Izzy's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Izzy's ($)
(42 ratings)

610 Main St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-6246
www.izzys.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Cincinnati"
  • 110 Reuben Challenge
    challenge: 5.5-lb reuben (super-sized potato pancake, Izzy's Famous corned beef, sauerkraut, Izzy's special dressing, Swiss cheese all on rye oval loaf) in 30 min.; Adam Turer (local youth baseball coach) lost first time trying, lost again
3.5 out of 5
42 ratings
est. 1901; first kosher style delicatessen West of the Alleghenies; Best Deli-2011 (Cincy Magazine); blends great food with friendly and attentive staff, all while maintaining the highest in quality and value (from its website)
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J P's Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
J P's Eatery [CLOSED] ($)
(3 ratings)

38 Main St Map It!
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-7449
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Portsmouth"
  • Slapshot Challenge
    challenge: 15 sliders, half-pound of fries and a pound of milkshake (total of 4 lbs) in 30 min; Paul "Chappy" Chapman (Univ. of NH strength and conditioning coach) won...w/ 4 seconds to spare
3.5 out of 5
3 ratings
[CLOSED]
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Charlotte"
  • Big Eats Challenge
    challenge: 5-lbs of 25 pulled pork sliders & fries in 45 minutes...only defeated once at airing; winner gets free lunch for 1 yr; John Allerd (college freshman) lost
  • Kobe Mexicali Burger
    9-oz Kobe burger patty topped w/ guacamole, pepperjack cheese, fried jalapenos & pico de gallo (salsa); served w/ sweet potato tater tots; looks good
3.5 out of 5
154 ratings
[CLOSED]
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K & I Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
K & I Diner ($)
(88 ratings)

2500 Broadway Blvd SE Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-1881
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Albuquerque"
  • Travis on a Silver Platter Challenge
    challenge: 6-lb burrito burried w/ 2-lb of fries in 1 hr; at airing, only 2 people have finished; 3 Travis's tried the challenge: Travis Albreski (Univ. of New Mexico senior lost first time), Travis Christy (weatherman), and Travis Briscoe (champion bull rider); All 3 Travis's lost
3.5 out of 5
88 ratings
home of one of the oldest food challenges (started in 1960's when truck driver named Travis said "Give me everything you've got!" He ate it all.)
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La Fonda: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La FondaSee La Fonda Video ($$)
(190 ratings)

169 E 106th St Map It!
New York, NY 10029
(212) 410-7292
www.fondaboricua.com
  • Monfongaso
    really big mofongo (mashed fried green plantains w/ pulled pork and topped w/ escabeche...pepper & onion sauce)
3.5 out of 5
190 ratings
#72 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
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Louis' Lunch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(940 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
940 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
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  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
260 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Gulf Coast"
  • Man v. Food Nation Platter
    grilled Ahi tuna, shrimp scampi, fried oysters, stuffed crab and fried crawfish tails along with two side dishes
3.5 out of 5
518 ratings
opened in 1983; on bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico
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Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant ($$)
(164 ratings)

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike Map It!
Bird In Hand, PA 17505
(717) 768-4400
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Amish Farm Feast
    11-item meal: fried chicken, roast beef, sausage, chicken pot pie, browned butter noodles, mashed potatoes, dried sweet corn, green beans, iced raisin bread, shoofly pie, sour apple-crumb pie
3.5 out of 5
164 ratings
in Amish country; eat in community setting
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Rack & Soul: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rack & Soul [CLOSED]See Rack & Soul Video ($$)
(140 ratings)

258 W 109th St Map It!
New York, NY 10025
(212) 222-4800
www.rackandsoul.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Harlem"
  • Squealer Challenge
    challenge: 2-lb pulled pork po' boy drenched in insanely hot BBQ sauce (contains drops of pure capsaicin) in 15 min. + 5 min. afterburn; Bull Bullard, Hammer Harrison, "Slick" Willie Shaw (players of the Harlem Globetrotters) must all finish the challenge to "win"...they won
3.5 out of 5
140 ratings
[CLOSED]
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  • Hobo
    skillet of smoked potato, pulled pork, brisket and every single side dish available (corn bake, homestyle beans, Jalapeno mac and cheese) topped w/ blue cheese bacon coleslaw and cheddar cheese sauce; looks messy (and good)
3.5 out of 5
112 ratings
[CLOSED]; #46 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); 2nd location in St. Paul; opened in 2010
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Rapscallions: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rapscallions [CLOSED]See Rapscallions Video ($$)
(13 ratings)

4422 Land O Lakes Blvd Map It!
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
(813) 235-6511
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Tampa Bay"
  • Davy Jones Hot Wing Challenge
    challenge: scorching hot platter of 10 wings loaded with habaneros and capsaicin extract + 5-min "afterburn" in 30 min; Jerry "Nasty" Sags (pro wrestler) won
3.5 out of 5
13 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Reel Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Reel Inn ($$)
(921 ratings)

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy Map It!
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
reelinnmalibu.com
  • Halibut
    grilled, sauteed or coated in Cajun seasoning; Adam got his sauteed; served in butter, tomatoes, capers, white wine sauce
3.5 out of 5
921 ratings
est. 1986; fresh fish purchased everyday
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Rib Line: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rib Line ($$)
(415 ratings)

12308 Los Osos Valley Rd Map It!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 543-7427
www.ribline.com
  • Brahma Bull Challenge
    challenge: 4-lb tri-tip steak sandwich in less than 42 minutes (previous record at airtime)...winner gets free lunch every Friday until the next person wins; Naader Reda (high school history teacher) won w/ time of 40 minutes
3.5 out of 5
415 ratings
opened in 1988
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  • World's Biggest Stuffed Sopapilla
    challenge: eat 1 whole in 1 hr; 1-foot wide, 6.5-lbs mix of chicken, ground beef and Carne adovada (cubed pork marinated in red chili), fried potatoes, beans, red and gren chili (called "Christmas") and cheddar cheese; looks good
  • Stuffed Sopapilla
    signature dish; large fried pastry stuffed w/ meat and cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
846 ratings
#30 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950; traditional home cooking
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  • Brisket Sandwich
    slow-cooked & smoked using hickory wood for 9 hrs; topped w/ Sonny's BBQ sauce; "one of the best beef sandwiches you'll ever have"-Adam Richman; looks good
3.5 out of 5
428 ratings
#80 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1910; awarded and mentioned in various publications (including James Beard Award - Regional Classic - 2000)
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Spudder Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Spudder RestaurantSee Spudder Restaurant Video ($$$)
(117 ratings)

6536 E 50th St Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 665-1416
www.thespudder.com
  • "The Gusher"
    22-oz prime rib
3.5 out of 5
117 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1976
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "NASCAR"
  • Atomic Bomb Challenge
    challenge: over 5-lb of burgers, pulled pork, cheddar and provolone cheeses, bacon & "hot sauce" (meatsauce) & side of fries in 30 min; at airing, no one has ever won; NASCAR driver Joey Logano lost
3.5 out of 5
292 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2004; campy decor
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Taco Bus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taco BusSee Taco Bus Video ($)
(852 ratings)

913 E Hillsborough Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 234-0294
taco-bus.com
  • Butternut Squash Tostada
  • Chilorio Torta
    Mexican sandwich w/ pulled pork & Ancho pepper sauce lined w/ refried beans on homemade bread; "one of the best tortas I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Puerco Asado Taco
    soft taco w/ seasoned roasted pork, fresh vegetables and Mexican spices; looks good
3.5 out of 5
852 ratings
opened in 1991; tacos served by a 35-foot school bus-turned-food truck; open 24/7; check website for location
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Tin Cup: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tin Cup ($)
(52 ratings)

1220 Rice St Map It!
St. Paul, MN 55117
(651) 487-7967
www.tincupmn.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "St. Paul"
  • Lucy Challenge
    challenge: two 1.5-lb Lucifers (burger stuffed w/ pepper Jack cheese & Jalapeno peppers), Lucifer hot sauce and 2-lb of french fries in 45 minutes; John Wolf (law school student) won
3.5 out of 5
52 ratings
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  • White Rabbit Burrito Challenge
    challenge: 45 minutes to take down 2-ft+, 6-lbs. of chicken, eggs, cheese, and rice all wrapped up in 6 tortillas; Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston lost
3.5 out of 5
624 ratings
#82 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck
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Big Earl's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Earl's BBQ [CLOSED] ($$)
(124 ratings)

7213 E 1st Ave Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947-6800
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Leg of Beast Feast Challenge
    challenge: 17-lbs of roast pork, mac 'n cheese, blue cheese wedge salad, collard greens, jalapeno corn bread & pecan pie in 30 min.; 3 Scottsdale cops and 3 Scottsdale firefighters won
3.0 out of 5
124 ratings
[CLOSED]
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Gulf Coast"
  • Muffaletta Sandwich Challenge
    challenge: 4 pounds of salami, ham, cheese, and olive salad on a muffaletta bun plus a side of red beans and rice (6-lbs total) in 1 hour; prior to airing, no one has won; AJ Fratto (local musician, Navy rescue swimmer and Blue Angel) lost
3.0 out of 5
6 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2002; colorful Caribbean-theme decor
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Curly's Pub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Curly's Pub [CLOSED] ($$)
(92 ratings)

1265 Lombardi Ave Map It!
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 965-6970
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Green Bay"
  • Curly Johnsonville's Beer Brats
    fan favorite; bratwurst grilled and then soaked in onion and beer bath; served in bun w/ sauerkraut
  • Fried Cheese Curds
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
92 ratings
[CLOSED]; located inside Lambeau Field stadium; only NFL stadium that sells more bratwurst than hotdogs
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