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  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
1784 ratings
77
Animal: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Animal ($$$)
(3330 ratings)

435 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225
www.animalrestaurant.com
  • Pig Tails
    brined, cut up, deep-fried and tossed in hot sauce; "it's the chicken wing of the pig"-Michael Symon
  • Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar
4.0 out of 5
3330 ratings
opened in 2008; accolades include Food & Wine Best New Chefs of 2009, two James Beard nominations, Rising Star Chefs by Star Chefs and Wine List of the Year by GQ Magazine
78
AOC: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AOCSee AOC Video ($$$)
(2218 ratings)

8700 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-9859
www.aocwinebar.com
  • Grilled Lamb Skewers
4.0 out of 5
2218 ratings
wine bar and restaurant
79
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Caramel Corn
4.0 out of 5
2226 ratings
movie theater; rating is for theater; part of ArcLight Cinemas chain located across the country
80
Asian Experience: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Asian ExperienceSee Asian Experience Video ($$)
(116 ratings)

215 Center St Map It!
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-1815
  • Pad Thai
    Guy got pork; looks good
  • Tom Yum Goong (Soup)
    sweet, spicy, sour soup w/ shrimp; looks good
4.0 out of 5
116 ratings
opened in 2006; "probably one of the best Asian experiences I've ever had" -Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Shrimp Pad Thai
81
4.0 out of 5
1374 ratings
[CLOSED]; high-end food at modest prices
82
Athena's Greek Cafe & Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Athena's Greek Cafe & BakerySee Athena's Greek Cafe & Bakery Video ($$)
(305 ratings)

9612 Flushing Quail Rd Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-2324
  • Braised Beef Over Pasta
  • Cabbage Dolmades
    topped w/ lemon sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
305 ratings
opened in 2012; named after owners'/chefs' daughter; Other Recipes: Keftedes (Meatballs)
83
Aunt Mary's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aunt Mary's CafeSee Aunt Mary's Cafe Video ($$)
(670 ratings)

4640 Telegraph Ave Map It!
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-9227
www.auntmaryscafe.com
  • Grilled Shrimp and Grits with Tabasco Gravy
  • Pain Perdue
    variation of French toast
  • Southern Bubble and Squeak
    pototo-southern green cakes, served with 2 eggs, topped w/ pot likker gravy & biscuit
4.0 out of 5
670 ratings
moved from original location (at 4307 Telegraph Ave); Other Recipes: Southern Greens
84
  • Basteeya (Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie)
4.0 out of 5
1924 ratings
[CLOSED]; inventive take on California influenced, Mediterranean & Moroccan dishes
85
Baby Blues BBQ -Venice: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Baby Blues BBQ -VeniceSee Baby Blues BBQ -Venice Video ($$)
(2394 ratings)

444 Lincoln Blvd Map It!
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-7675
www.babybluesvenice.com
  • Pulled Pork
  • Pork Ribs
    Memphis-style long bone
4.0 out of 5
2394 ratings
opened in 2004; "hybrid" BBQ: styles ranging from Memphis to western North Carolina to a bit of Mexican and a touch of New Orleans
86
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Los Angeles: LA Truck"
  • All American Girl Burger
    top seller; 1/2-lb burger w/ smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles & baby's special sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
698 ratings
Food War: Baby's Badass vs. Grill 'Em All...Baby's Baddass won (3-votes-to-2); pink truck run by gorgeous women ("burger babes") serving gourmet burgers
87
Badmaash: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Badmaash ($$)
(1737 ratings)

108 W 2nd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-7466
www.badmaashla.com
As Seen On:
Guilty Pleasures, Episode: "O.M.G. Food!"
  • Chicken Tikka Poutine Fries
    masala fries topped w/ cheese curds, doused in hot beef gravy & topped w/ Tandoori chicken tikka + cilantro; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1737 ratings
Indian gastropub
88
  • Godmother Sandwich
    Mary Sue recommends w/ extra italian sauce & extra peppers; mortadella, Genoa salami, prosciutto, capicola, provolone, tomato, lettuce, Chicago-style giardiniera (sliced pickled hot & mild peppers), Italian dressing; recommend ordering w/ "the works"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4555 ratings
opened in 1925; gourmet market
89
Bazaar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bazaar ($$$$)
(3794 ratings)

465 South La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
www.thebazaar.com
As Seen On:
America's Best, Episode: "American Classics"
  • Philly Cheese Steak
    not your traditional philly cheese steak...bite-sized "air bread" filled w/ cheddar mousse, onion puree and topped w/ thinly sliced Wagyu beef
4.0 out of 5
3794 ratings
#2 (America's Best: American Classics); many awards and recognitions including Restaurant of the Year (Esquire - 2009); one of José Andrés's restaurant (José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards); European-inspired "indoor piazza" décor
90
Beer Belly: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beer Belly [CLOSED]See Beer Belly Video ($$)
(2351 ratings)

532 S Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 387-2337
www.beerbellyla.com
  • Death By Duck
    popular; duck fat fries, duck skin cracklins, duck confit served w/ raspberry-mustard dipping sauce; looks good
  • Deep Fried Cheese Balls
    popular; w/ provolone cheese & served w/ basil marinara dipping sauce; looks good
  • Duck French Dip
    sage-roasted duck breast, provolone, duck-skin, horseradish aioli, duck au jus; "in the world of great duck sandwiches that I've had--duck dishes--that's easily in the top 5 all-time of my life"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Jidori Hot Wings
    buffalo blue (spicy), or volcano chipotle (super spicy), or honey Dijon & cilantro (not spicy); Guy got the volcano chipotle wings; comes w/ side of blue cheese dressing
  • Deep Fried Twinkie
  • Beer Belly Grilled Cheese
    quad deck; cheddar, Swiss, goat cheese, Asiago, Applewood bacon, fried egg, maple syrup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2351 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; in Koreatown; "beer bar focused on serving craft beer, and crafty food" (from website)
91
  • Oxtail Chili Tater Tots
    looks good
  • Pork Adobo Sandwich
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ pork, garlic crema, green onion, red radish; looks good
  • Sisig Hot Dog
    hot dog w/ ground pork belly, pork snout, red onion, garlic crema, chicharrona, fried egg, green onion
4.0 out of 5
227 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2014; in Koreatown; Other Recipes: Oxtail Chili
92
  • Pan-Fried Fish Sandwich
    top seller; looks good
  • Scrapple
    not your traditional scrapple recipe--use pork butt (not snout and other pork "scraps"); "OMG! This I really dig!...I will be back for the scrapple!"-Guy Fieri
  • Souffle Pancake
    similar to Dutch bunny; embedded with fresh fruit (sliced strawberries, berries, mangos, etc.)
4.0 out of 5
2126 ratings
Jersey-style diner setting in CA; ("And the kicker is...their own take on scrapple")
93
Biergarten: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BiergartenSee Biergarten Video ($$)
(781 ratings)

206 N Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 466-4860
www.biergartenla.com
  • Chosun Burger
    Angus chuck, American cheese, grilled spam, kimchi, pickled daikon, gochujang aioli, mustard
  • Drunk Chicken
    beer-can baked Mary's free range chicken; served w/ cabbage slaw, pickled Daikon, jalapeno
4.0 out of 5
781 ratings
est. 2010; local neighborhood Koreantown gastropub serving Korean fusion cuisine & 25 craft beers
94
Big Man Bakes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Man Bakes ($)
(1310 ratings)

413 S Main St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-9100
www.bigmanbakes.com
4.0 out of 5
1310 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe 1 | recipe 2]; opened in 2009; "6 foot 5 inch linebacker-looking dude" who was a physician-in-training...he left to start this bakery
95
  • Deep Fried Fluffer-Nutter
    2 slices of brioche bread, peanut butter, fresh bananas, marshmallow fluff, dredged, washed & panko & deep-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1518 ratings
est. 2011
96
BLD: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BLD [CLOSED]See BLD Video ($$)
(2199 ratings)

7450 Beverly Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-9744
bldrestaurant.com
  • Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
4.0 out of 5
2199 ratings
[CLOSED]
97
As Seen On:
Pizza Party
  • Chorizo & Avocado Pizza
4.0 out of 5
1319 ratings
specialize on pizza & beer
98
Bludso's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bludso's BBQSee Bludso's BBQ Video ($$)
(1910 ratings)

609 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583
www.barandque.com/bludsos
  • Collard Greens
    looks good
  • Ribs
    pork ribs spice-rubbed & marinated for 24-hrs, smoked in red oak & pacaya for 3-4 hrs; served w/ side of homemade spicy BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Deep Fried Turkey
    injected w/ housemade seasoning & deep-fried in peanut oil; looks good
  • "Lunch Tray"
    brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, sausage links, sides, cornbread & BBQ sauce
  • BBQ Chicken
4.0 out of 5
1910 ratings
opened in 2008; Texas-style BBQ; moved from original airing Compton location
99
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Mondrian Cake
4.0 out of 5
122 ratings
[CLOSED]
100
  • Halibut Salad
    Guy got it w/ Teriyaki
  • Halibut Sandwich
    Guy got it w/ lemon garlic butter; looks good
  • Cioppino
    hearty seafood soup made of wahoo, mahimahi, ahi tuna, scallops; served on plate of rice; looks good
  • Fish Tacos
    Guy got sea bass; served on warm El Indio tortillas w/ cheese, cabbage, tomatoes & onions & topped w/ homemade white sauce; "that's one of my favorite fish tacos I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3584 ratings
local favorite; break-down their own fish; choice of seasonings once you choose your fish
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