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51
Pazzo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pazzo ($$)
(299 ratings)

1179 Laurel St Map It!
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 591-1075
www.pazzosancarlos.com
  • Pizza
    thin-crust New Haven-style pizza; Guy got homemade sausage & mushrooms
  • Ricotta Gnocchi
    made of ricotta (not potato) w/ artichoke, mascarpone, lemon mint, grana padano; looks good
  • Smoked Bucatini
    smoked homemade pasta in cacio e pepe (Pecorino cheese & pepper) sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
299 ratings
specializing in Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza & hand-made pastas
52
  • Chorizo Burger
    spicy chorizo cheese burger topped w/ habanero salsa, sour cream, avocado slices served on a bun; it's crazy hot but looks good
  • Pancake Roll
    plate-sized pancake, yogart, fresh berries, rolled and topped w/ more yogart, fresh berries & homemade granola; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1216 ratings
since 1981; breakfast & lunch only; long lines
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Phil's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Phil's BBQSee Phil's BBQ Video ($$)
(13802 ratings)

3750 Sports Arena Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 226-6333
www.philsbbq.net
  • El Toro Sandwich
    winner of Best Sandwich (West Coast); char-grilled sliced tri-tip topped w/ signature BBQ sauce & served on Kaiser roll; looks good
4.5 out of 5
13802 ratings
opened in 1998; "long lines of anticipation, an energetic, friendly atmosphere, fantastic food, huge portions and many, many, paper towels"
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Porto's Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Porto's BakerySee Porto's Bakery Video ($)
(9097 ratings)

3614 West Magnolia Blvd Map It!
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-9100
www.portosbakery.com
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Los Angeles"
  • Chorizo & Egg Omelette Sandwich
    chorizo, eggs, cheese, mayo & mustard mix on homemade Cuban bread
  • Potato Ball
    mashed potato ball stuffed w/ spiced ground beef & deep-fried; looks good
4.5 out of 5
9097 ratings
since 1960; immigrants from Cuba who started by selling homemade cakes to friends & neighbors that eventually grew to the current 2,000-sq ft facility in Burbank; two other available locations
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  • Jambalaya
    Ethiopian influenced, chicken-based; looks good
  • Saffron Prawns w/ Harissa
    prawns prepared w/ a chili bell pepper sauce made w/ caraway seeds, lemon, garlic & pepper
  • Seared Ahi Tuna w/ Chermoula
    Chermoula is a Moroccan sauce made w/ cilantro, parsley, chilis, garlic, cumin, coriander, lemon juice & saffron; looks good
4.5 out of 5
338 ratings
opened in 2012
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Ricky's Fish Tacos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ricky's Fish TacosSee Ricky's Fish Tacos Video ($)
(1161 ratings)

3201 Riverside Dr Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 395-6233
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Tacos"
  • Fish Tacos
    Ensenada-style: battered fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, salsa in a warm white corn tortilla; recommend adding tangy crema sauce offered on side of truck; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1161 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos)
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Sabroso Mexican Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sabroso Mexican GrillSee Sabroso Mexican Grill Video ($$)
(2921 ratings)

13129 Harbor Blvd Map It!
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 537-7080
sabrosomexgrill.com
  • Chamorro (Slow Cooked Beef)
    slowly cooked fork tender beef chuck in a mild, smoky guajillo sauce
  • Pork Tamale
    topped w/ cheese and sour cream; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2921 ratings
opened in 2012; family-owned & operated
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Savoy Cafe & Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Savoy Cafe & DeliSee Savoy Cafe & Deli Video ($$)
(518 ratings)

24 W Figueroa St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-6611
www.thesavoycafe.com
  • Guy Fieri Plate
    pasilla turkey fritter & chipotle aioli, Quinoa mango salad, pesto green beans w/ petite carrot cake; looks good
  • Pasilla Turkey Fritters
    w/ side of chipotle aioli; looks good
4.5 out of 5
518 ratings
opened in 2005, went bankrupt in 2008 & lost restaurant/deli, someone operated for year-and-half & sold back to original owners
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  • Banana Stuffed French Toast
    banana-stuffed brioche w/ Nutella & mascarpone whipped cream
4.5 out of 5
447 ratings
[CLOSED]; "OUR STORY: Three friends w/ the love of food, set off on a journey to share their love of food w/ the world" (from website)
60
  • Rack of Lamb
    served w/ creamed barley, sauteed mushrooms; looks good
4.5 out of 5
417 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); located in The Post Ranch Inn, a serene retreat high atop the cliffs of Big Sur offering breathtaking views
61
Smitty's Wings & Things: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smitty's Wings & Things ($$)
(524 ratings)

946 N Yosemite St Map It!
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 227-7479
4.5 out of 5
524 ratings
opened in 2013; owned/operated by former NFL player (Steve Smith) & college sweetheart
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  • Bistec Sandwich
    top seller; pressed sandwich w/ grass-fed sirloin, onions, Swiss cheese, avacado & garlic mayo; looks good
  • Pastelon de Carne
    Sol's (owner-chef's) favorite; all natural beef: Puerto Rican lasagna; sweet plantain & seasoned ground beef layered lasagna style; baked w/ jack cheese & roasted red peppers; "That's way up there in some of the best things I've had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4321 ratings
moved to new location from airing; recommended by Guy Fieri's sister; Caribbean colors & atmosphere; family-style; Other Recipes: Picadillo
63
Spirito's Italian Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Spirito's Italian DinerSee Spirito's Italian Diner Video ($$)
(551 ratings)

2508 El Camino Real Map It!
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 720-7111
spiritositaliandiner.com
  • Ravioli
    popular; stuffed w/ cheese & topped w/ Spirito's original gravy (meat sauce); looks good
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
    homemade meatballs w/ Spirito's original gravy (meat sauce)
4.5 out of 5
551 ratings
East coast Italian traditional food; Other Recipes: Pork & Beef Ragu
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Squeeze In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Squeeze InSee Squeeze In Video ($$)
(673 ratings)

10060 Donner Pass Rd Map It!
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-9814
www.squeezein.com
  • "The Racy Tracy" (Omelette)
    best selling omelette; bacon, avocado, mushrooms & Monterey jack cheese
4.5 out of 5
673 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; est. 1974; kitchy-fun decor w/ over 60 gourmet omelets; "Voted Best Breakfast in Truckee/North Tahoe and Reno" (from its website); 3 other locations in NV
65
  • Rose Petal Petits Fours
    tiny layered cake dipped in white chocolate and topped w/ candied rose petal; each cake layer separated by rose petal ganache; can be shipped; looks good
4.5 out of 5
148 ratings
est. 2004; artisan confectioner
66
  • Beef Canola
    Puerto Rican version of a hot dog; sweet plantain filled w/ spiced ground beef, shredded cheese & topped w/ Puerto Rican Remoulade
  • Chicharron Mofongo
4.5 out of 5
111 ratings
bar / nightclub offering a wide variety of music, food & art based events; serving Puerto Rican food; W.E.P.A. stands for "Where Everybody Parties At"; Other Recipes: Puerto Rican Remoulade | Sofrito
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Wilma & Frieda's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Wilma & Frieda's Cafe ($$)
(2097 ratings)

73575 El Paseo Dr Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2807
www.wilmafrieda.com
  • Breakfast Tarts
    homemade pop tarts w/ blueberry compote; looks good
  • Short Rib Melt
    pulled braised boneless short rib, pickled red onions, sauteed arugula, monterey jack on grilled sourdough bread; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2097 ratings
circa 1920; brother & sister owned/operated...named after their grandmothers; open 8am - 2pm only (no dinner hrs); Other Recipes: Short Ribs Eggs Benny
68
  • Huevos Rancheros
    Mexican breakfast dish w/ tortillas, beans, eggs and pulled pork on side; looks good
  • Nectarine Scones
4.5 out of 5
247 ratings
[CLOSED]; honorable culinary apprenticeship program for 16-24 year olds who have faced major challenges in their lives; everyone is a volunteer; Guy's foundation donated a WOW food cart to the program...very classy!
69
Zelda's Corner Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zelda's Corner Deli ($)
(482 ratings)

9 Westminster Ave Map It!
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-6458
zeldascorner.com
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Los Angeles"
  • Mini Donuts
    made fresh sprinkled w/ cinnamon sugar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
482 ratings
since 1999; started as a handcart business, now a storefront by the beach
70
  • Flame Thrower Panini
    roast beef, pulled pork, pepper jack, jalapeno, marinated jalapeno, habanero salsa, Zam sauce
  • Three Meat Sandwich
    BBQ only on Sat; smoked chicken, brisket, pulled pork, coleslaw, chipotle sauce; looks good (& juicy!)
4.5 out of 5
307 ratings
named after the owner's twin daughters; "fast & fresh" (no freezers on site & everything is made to order); Other Recipes: Coleslaw
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Zoftig Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zoftig Eatery ($$)
(118 ratings)

57 Montgomery Dr Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 521-9554
https://www.zoftigeatery....
  • Korean Burrito
    marinated Marin Sun Farms ground beef, kimchi, carrot, daikon, green onions, jalapeno, avocado, brown rice; looks good
  • Maccabi Bowl
    falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, beet & walnut dip, olives, farro tabouleh, mixed greens, whole wheat crisps
4.5 out of 5
118 ratings
serving breakfast & lunch made w/ whole foods, all prepared fresh every day w/ ingredients responsibly sourced, primarily local, & always fresh
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24th Street Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
24th Street CafeSee 24th Street Cafe Video ($$)
(969 ratings)

1415 24th St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 323-8801
24thstreetcafe.com
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
    topped w/ pecan-brown sugar-butter; looks good
  • Texas Chili
    top sirloin-based; "some of the best [chili on Triple-D]" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
969 ratings
est. 1987; institution in old-school diner serving scratch-made comfort food; "A happy place for hungry people!" (from its website)
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900 Grayson: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
900 GraysonSee 900 Grayson Video ($$)
(2046 ratings)

900 Grayson St Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 704-9900
www.900grayson.com
     
4.0 out of 5
2046 ratings
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Adam's Grub Truck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Adam's Grub Truck ($$)
(327 ratings)

601 Mission Bay Blvd N Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 307-8844
adamsgrubtruck.com
  • Adam Bomb
    6-lb sandwich w/ fried chicken, pulled pork, jalapenos, eggs, SPAM & bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwich buns; served /w chicken nugget as a garnish; if you can finish in 30 minutes, it's free
4.0 out of 5
327 ratings
#66 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 2011; food truck serving "Asian-fusion gourmet hangover food" -Adam Lee (owner); known for it messy foods; check website to find location
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Addiction Bistro: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Addiction Bistro [CLOSED] ($$)
(732 ratings)

408 N La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 203-1793
www.chiliaddiction.com
As Seen On:
Chili Paradise
  • Jamaican Jerk Chili
    tomato-based made of chicken & jerk spices
  • Spontaneous Combustion Chili
    tomato-based made of beef asada, chipotle, sorrano, Thai chilis & ghost peppers (it's hot!)
4.0 out of 5
732 ratings
[CLOSED]; fomerly called "The Chili Addiction" as seen at airing; varying chilis every week
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