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Ma'am Sir: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ma'am Sir [CLOSED] ($$)
(458 ratings)

4330 Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 741-8371
www.maamsirla.com
  • Longganisa Sandwich
    house made sausage fermented 48 hours; patty grilled & caramelized, served on a grilled King's Hawaiian bun w/ garlic aioli & atchara papaya relish
3.5 out of 5
458 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2018; modern take on traditional Filipino food
Mambo's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mambo's CafeSee Mambo's Cafe Video ($$)
(638 ratings)

1701 Victory Blvd Map It!
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 545-8613
mambosla.com
  • Tostones Rellenos
    twice-fried plantain stuffed w/ shrimp & Pico de Gallo
  • Roasted Pork
    braised for 8 hrs, then pulled & grilled on flat top w/ mojo sauce; served w/ white rice, black beans & maduros (plantains)
3.5 out of 5
638 ratings
opened in 1988; Cuban cuisine made by Cuban husband & wife team; building used to be a gas station's garage
Manhattan in the Desert: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Manhattan in the Desert ($$)
(757 ratings)

2665 E Palm Canyon Dr Map It!
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-3354
manhattaninthedesert.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Palm Springs, CA"
  • Manhattan Size Sandwich Challenge
    stacked high multi-layer sandwich of pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, turkey weighing over 3-lbs + potato salad or cole slaw; Casey won
3.5 out of 5
757 ratings
New York style delicatessen
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crazy Good"
  • Marin Joe's Special
    not the prettiest, but...
3.5 out of 5
533 ratings
Melting Pot: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Melting Pot ($$$)
(366 ratings)

3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Map It!
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 370-8802
www.meltingpot.com
As Seen On:
Cheese Paradise
  • Boston Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue
    top seller; melted aged, medium-sharp cheddar cheese mixed w/ lager beer, bacon bits, onion, Dijon & Tabasco sauce; served w/ artisan breads & seasonal vegetables for dipping
  • Flaming Turtle
    "fondue candy"; combo of milk chocolate, caramel & candied pecans flambeed tableside; fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats, marshmallows, pound cake & brownies are used to dip
3.5 out of 5
366 ratings
fondue restaurant; celebrity sightings include Justin Bieber, Britney Spears; multiple locations around U.S.
Midtown Creperie & Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Midtown Creperie & Cafe ($$)
(663 ratings)

2319 Pacific Ave Map It!
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 941-9070
midtowncreperie.com
  • Beignets & Gravy
    two beignets topped w/ sausage gravy
  • Rex Crepe
    house slow-smoked tri-tip & asparagus topped w/ basil pesto cream sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
663 ratings
since 2010; serving savory & sweet crepes, gelato, beignets, chicory & espresso; w/ New Orleans French Quarter decor
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle w/ Matzo Ball
    grandmother's recipe
  • Potato Latke Delight
    two crispy potato pancakes, topped w/ corned beef & pastrami & side of apple sauce & sour cream; proper way to eat is meat + potato + sour cream + apple sauce all in 1 bite; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1470 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2001; east-coast deli atmosphere; another location in San Rafael
  • Chongqing Chicken Wings
    extra large double-fried wings tossed in Asian pepper spice rub; topped w/ sesame seeds, scallions & cilantro
3.5 out of 5
2328 ratings
Chinese restaurant "known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes & its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients" (from its website); located in former Lung Shan Restaurant
Mom's Tamales: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mom's Tamales [CLOSED]See Mom's Tamales Video ($)
(257 ratings)

3328 Pasadena Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 226-9383
www.momstamales.com
  • Chile Relleno
    roasted pepper stuffed w/ loads of cheese, battered w/ an airy egg coating, fried & topped w/ roasted tomato salsa
  • Spinach and Cheese Tamales
    family favorite; fresh spinach, stir fried together w/ tomato, onions & spices topped w/ monterey jack cheese
3.5 out of 5
257 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2005; started on February 11, 2001 selling tamales out of the trunk of her 1979 Honda Prelude...eventually leading to the storefront opening 4 yrs later & now serving 1,500 tamales per week; cash only
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge [CLOSED]See Muertos Kitchen & Lounge Video ($$)
(526 ratings)

1514 Wall St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-2557
  • Lamb Tacos
    marinated lamb, grilled & served on soft taco shells & topped w/ lettuce & blue cheese; looks good
  • Popcorn Pork
    deep-fried cubed pork served w/ dipping sauces chipotle mayo & "respecto" sauce (HOT!)
3.5 out of 5
526 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2012; located in a fire house built in the 1800s w/ Muertos & music-themed decor; Other Recipes: Shrimp Verde Cocktail
  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
65 ratings
in Muir Woods National Park
Naglee Park Garage: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Naglee Park GarageSee Naglee Park Garage Video ($$)
(1072 ratings)

505 E San Carlos St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 564-4111
www.nagleeparkgarage.com
  • Angus Burger
    served w/ home fries; Guy got w/ blue cheese, homemade mayo & homemade ketchup; looks good
  • Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
    side item; baked & then pan-cooked w/ bacon, butter & chicken stock until carmelized
3.5 out of 5
1072 ratings
30-seat bistro w/ a large outdoor patio that was formerly a garage; in downtown San Jose's historic Naglee Park Neighborhood
Night + Market Sahm: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Night + Market SahmSee Night + Market Sahm Video ($$)
(348 ratings)

2533 Lincoln Blvd Map It!
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 301-0333
www.nightmarketla.com
  • Nam Khao Tod
    crispy rice salad; w/ soured pork, raw ginger, onion, peanuts, cilantro & chili
3.5 out of 5
348 ratings
est. 2010; 3 CA locations; offering traditional Thai cuisine w/ a modern twist
NORMA'S: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NORMA'S ($$$)
(497 ratings)

4200 E Palm Canyon Dr Map It!
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 770-5000
www.theparkerpalmsprings....
  • Chocolate Decadence French Toast
    french toast made of chocolate yogart loaf (pound cake) covered in strawberries, pistachios & Valhrona chocolate sauce
3.5 out of 5
497 ratings
Orochon Ramen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Orochon RamenSee Orochon Ramen Video ($)
(3074 ratings)

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-1766
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Los Angeles"
  • Special #2 Challenge
    challenge - spicy hot (Ramen soup); Special #2 in 30 minutes; Adam won
3.5 out of 5
3074 ratings
Out the Door: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Out the Door [CLOSED]See Out the Door Video ($$)
(786 ratings)

Westfield San Francisco Centre Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 541-9913
www.outthedoors.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • Green Papaya Salad
    Vietnamese dish; papaya is unriped and shredded for crunchy texture; Chris orders w/ rice porridge and alternates bites to mix "rich & creamy w/ crisp & refreshing"
3.5 out of 5
786 ratings
[CLOSED]
  • Triple Threat Burrito
    achiote marinated chicken breast, grilled prawns & tangy carne asada topped w/ guacamole & their signature salsa; looks good
  • Triple Threat Burrito
    chicken in achiote-based sauce, shrimp in pod chile sauce, carne asada in w/ rice, beans, pico de gallo & choice of tortilla; topped w/ roasted tomato salsa
3.5 out of 5
2220 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods); Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost; one of the 10 great places to bite into a big burrito (USA Today); signature salsa is available for mail-order
  • "The Governator"
    inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother & made for Arnold when he came in; everything in the kitchen (onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, ham, eggs) chopped & grilled
  • Dijon Plum Burger
    angus burger w/ plum jelly on hamburger bun
  • Rockefeller Burger
    angus burger w/ sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms & caviar; "if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it" (on menu)
3.5 out of 5
563 ratings
est. 1973; once an abandoned red car passenger depot & then a hot dog stand now the entire buidling is painted bright mossy shamrock green w/ 1940's rustic decor & atmosphere; local favorite
Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant ($$)
(1212 ratings)

376 Avenue Of the Flags Map It!
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-5581
peasoupandersens.net
  • All-You-Can-Eat Split Pea Soup
    100% vegetarian
3.5 out of 5
1212 ratings
open since 1920's; various locations within CA
Pie 'n Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pie 'n BurgerSee Pie 'n Burger Video ($$)
(1624 ratings)

913 E California Blvd Map It!
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1123
pienburger.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Burgers"
  • Burger
    topped w/ homemade thousand island, pickles & lettuce; add optional American cheese
3.5 out of 5
1624 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); opened in 1963; old style charm w/ some of the original equipment & decor
Pier 23 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pier 23 CafeSee Pier 23 Cafe Video ($$)
(1744 ratings)

The Embarcadero Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5125
www.pier23cafe.com
  • Duck Poppers
    onion slice, jalapeno slice & spicy cream cheese mix wrapped in thinly sliced duck breasts & bacon, marinated & grilled; available only Thu-Sun (call in advance to check)
  • Fish Tacos
    grilled fish (depending on what fish is fresh) w/ roasted tomato salsa & tomatillo avocado sauce; looks good
  • Oven-Roasted Crab
    whole roasted Dungeness crab broken & sauteed in garlic, butter & herbs
3.5 out of 5
1744 ratings
since 1984; located right on the San Francisco bay w/ outdoor seating available on pier; known for fresh seafood, unique cocktails & live music daily; one of Guy Fieri's favorite hang out joints
Pink's Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pink's Hot Dogs ($)
(7161 ratings)

709 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-4223
www.pinkshollywood.com
  • Hot Dog
    various toppings
3.5 out of 5
7161 ratings
#12 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1939; long lines; near Hollywood studios; many actors eat here w/ signed autographs all over the place
Playa Provisions: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Playa ProvisionsSee Playa Provisions Video ($$)
(1162 ratings)

119 Culver Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90293
(310) 683-5019
www.playaprovisions.com
  • Waffle Taco
    ice cream cone shaped as a taco shell stuffed w/ vanilla custard mix of chocolate cake & sprinkles, dipped in chocolate ganache & topped w/ more sprinkles
3.5 out of 5
1162 ratings
gastro-pub owned/operated by former Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson & husband Nick Roberts
  • Brick Roasted Chicken Pizza
    fan favorite; thin crust; shredded chicken, mozzarella, provolone, baby spinach and slow roasted garlic cloves
  • Cioppino
    San Francisco-style fish stew w/ crab legs, clams, mussels, bass and prawns, tomato, fish broth, red wine and herbs; served w/ sourdough bread; "one of the best (cioppinos in the country)"-Guy Fieri
  • Southern Style Biscuit & Gravy
    two eggs, homemade country sausage w/ a homemade buttermilk biscuit covered in white sausage gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
644 ratings
family-owned restaurant w/ a dining experience in a friendly casual atmosphere; custom-made oven is outside on trailer towed by a truck
Pyrenees Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pyrenees Cafe ($$)
(202 ratings)

601 Sumner St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 323-0053
3.5 out of 5
202 ratings
since 1901; local landmark serving Basque cuisine ("peasant food")
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