Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants

  (9 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 30, 2011 
Aired on: November 30, 2011 
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Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenSee Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Video ($)
(2702 ratings)

310 S Front St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
2702 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Jethro's BBQ ($$)
(352 ratings)

3100 Forest Ave Map It!
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 279-3300
  • Adam Emmenecker Challenge
    challenge: 12-inch deep fried pork tenderloin, 2 buffalo chicken tenders, angus steak cheeseburger, bacon, beef brisket, 2 fried cheddar cheese cubes, smothered in cheese sauce, plus 1-lb of waffle fries..all in 15 minutes; Adam lost
  • Hot Wings
    voted best wings in Des Moines for 3 consecutive years; smoked and then flash fried; looks good
  • The Jethro
    (huge) sandwich w/ battered & fried pork tenderloin, Carolina style pulled pork, house smoked pit ham, double order of thick slab bacon & topped w/ aged white cheddar cheese sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
352 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites); #69 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; big food portions and beer served in mason jars
Keens SteakhouseSee Keens Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(2667 ratings)

72 W 36th St Map It!
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
  • 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
2667 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
Salt Lick BBQSee Salt Lick BBQ Video ($$)
(4706 ratings)

18300 Fm 1826 Map It!
Driftwood, TX 78619
(512) 858-4959
  • BBQ
  • Brisket Jalapeno Sandwich
    smoked 4-6 hrs in oakwood & wet pecan shells; recommended w/ housemade pickled jalapenos & spicy habanero BBQ sauce by Bobby Flay; looks good
  • BBQ Beef Ribs
    available only on Sunday afternoons; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked 20 hrs & regularly basted; looks good; looks good; top seller
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Family Style Plate
    heaping helpings of beef, sausage, and pork ribs, served with potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread, pickles, and onions; sold per person; "some of the best BBQ I've ever tasted"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4706 ratings
#7 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1967; institution BBQ restaurant; large open pit BBQ
Alabama Jack's ($$)
(494 ratings)

58000 Card Sound Rd Map It!
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 248-8741
  • Conch Fritter
    large patty-sized
3.5 out of 5
494 ratings
opened in 1947; seaside open-air biker bar; Kathy Lee Gifford, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett have visited
  • Smoked Tenderloin of Bison
    takes 3 days to prepare
3.5 out of 5
31 ratings
[CLOSED]; located at the summit of the Bridger Gondola of ski resort
  • Sandwich
    sandwiches piled-high topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes; sandwiches topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
  • Capicola & Cheese Sandwich
    5 slices of capicola, cheese, coleslaw & fries stuffed between 2 thick slices of Italian bread; Adam likes to add a runny egg; sponsored by Kevin Pollak; looks good
  • Cap & Egg Sandwich
    capicola, egg & cheese w/ fries, slaw & tomatoes in sandwich
  • Pitts-Burgher Cheesesteak
    cheesesteak sandwich stuffed choice of meat and cheese with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
    sandwiches topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
3.5 out of 5
1460 ratings
#3 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#7 (World's Best Places to Pig Out); since 1933; multiple locations
Salt's Cure ($$)
(391 ratings)

1155 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-7258
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
3.5 out of 5
391 ratings
they butcher and smoke their own meats; open kitchen; everything is homemade, even the ketchup, mustard & pickles; moved from original airing location (7494 Santa Monica Blvd)
Original Joe's ($$)
(2118 ratings)

301 S 1st St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-7030
  • Cheeseburger
  • Rib Steak
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
    meatballs size of tennis balls; looks good
3.0 out of 5
2118 ratings
opened in 1956; huge portions; open kitchen where patrons can watch "exhibition cooking"
Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants   (9 restaurants)    
Aired on: November 30, 2011 
Aired on: November 30, 2011