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Crown Candy KitchenSee Crown Candy Kitchen Video ($)
(495 ratings)

1401 St Louis Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 621-9650
www.crowncandykitchen.net
  • Heart Stopping BLT
    thick-sliced bacon, lettuce & tomato w/ Miracle Whip served on white toast
  • Crown Candy 5-Milkshake Challenge
    challenge: 5 malt milkshakes in 30 minutes; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
495 ratings
opened in 1913; "giant step back in time...vintage jukebox, the coca-cola collectibles, the soda fountain"; packed even in wintertime
Cupini's ($$)
(423 ratings)

1809 Westport Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7662
www.cupinis.com
  • Chicken Prosciutto Tortellini
    homemade tortellini stuffed w/ chicken & prosciutto in a marinara & cream sauce; looks good
  • Lasagna
    layers of fresh pasta sheets, lean ground beef, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, marinara & white cream sauce; everything made from scratch; looks good
4.0 out of 5
423 ratings
opened in 2003; father-and-son Italian restaurant...father used to cook for President of Italy & in high-end hotel chains; "very passionate about pasta" (from its website)
Dressel's Public HouseSee Dressel's Public House Video ($$)
(401 ratings)

419 N Euclid Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-1060
dresselspublichouse.com
  • Dressel's Pretzel
    served w/ rarebit (Welsh cheese sauce); looks good
  • Porchetta "Louie" Sandwich
    herb roasted pork, blanched rapini (broccoli rabe-like), peperoncini, provel served on toasted baguette; "that would be a Triple-D hall of fame sandwich...that is outstanding! Out of bounds! Off the hook! Shut the front door! Call a neighbor & get a ticket!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    American cheese, three cheese blend (provel, Gruyere & Swiss), truffle oil, thick brioche slices; comes w/ homemade creamy tomato bisque; looks good
4.0 out of 5
401 ratings
est.1980; former rock-and-roll bar turned into a pub..."a little trashy, a little classy"; "where food loves drink and life & art embrace" (from its website); Other Recipes: Roasted Porchetta
Extra VirginSee Extra Virgin Video ($$)
(493 ratings)

1900 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2205
www.extravirginkc.com
  • Duck Tongue Tacos
    seasoned duck tongue & neck meat cooked in hot sauce, onion, cilantro, garlic & achiote paste then shredded & caramelized w/ scallions & cilantro before filling a deep fried corn tortilla shell; topped w/ pickled onions & queso fresco
  • Braised Pork Jowls
    poached then braised & caramelized pork jowls w/ amatriciana sauce from in-house cured pork pancetta, tomato sauce, onions, garlic & herbs; topped w/ pecorino & chopped parsley
4.0 out of 5
493 ratings
est. 2008; this lively spot for inventive Mediterranean tapas puts a unique take on exotic cuisine; also has a full bar & streetside patio; chef/owner Michael Smith won James Beard Award (Best Chef in the Midwest, 1999)
GrindersSee Grinders Video ($$)
(691 ratings)

417 E 18th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454
www.grinderspizza.com
  • Famous Chili Bomb Pie (Pizza)
    cheese pizza w/ tots, chili-cheese, and scallions located in the center of the pie; looks good
  • Bengal Tiger Pizza
    a crowd favorite; inspired by the flavors of Northwest India; pizza w/ rich green sauce topped w/ tandori chicken, real crab meat, hearts of palm, cheese and cilantro
  • Chicken Paprikash
    cooked by George Detsios (self-proclaimed "Hungarian Delight") who comes once per week (on Monday's?) to cook Hungarian dishes; looks good
  • Stretch Philly
    homemade pastrami & sliced rib eye, provolone, grilled onions & banana peppers
  • "Le Hog" Pizza
    "serious flesh feast"; creamy white sauce, 5 cheese blend, bacon, Canadian bacon, ham & meatballs; Casey got it "bombed" (w/ tots, chili-cheese & scallions topped in the center of the pie)
4.0 out of 5
691 ratings
est 2004; #101 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); formerly an auto parts store...eclectic atmosphere; owner/cook (and scupter) makes scuptures in back; American eatery known for NY style pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, world-famous Death wings & award-winning BBQ
Guerrilla Street Food [CLOSED]See Guerrilla Street Food Video ($)
(78 ratings)

6120 Delmar Blvd Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 226-9786
  • Filipino Blue Crab Ceviche
    Filipino blue crab, chilis, black sesame, cilantro, palm sugar & atchara, served over sliced watermelon; eat w/ watermelon to balance sweet, salty & spicy; looks good
  • One Inch Punch
    drink made of pineapple juice, black currant juice, honey, sugar, coconut milk & fresh mint; served on ice; looks good
  • Veggie Pancit
    pan-fried homemade noodles w/ baby bok choy, carrots, onions, garlic & black sesame; Guy adds fish sauce & Sriracha sauce
4.0 out of 5
78 ratings
[CLOSED]; food truck at airing, now multiple brick-and-mortar joints serving Filipino-inspired cuisine w/ a focus on local, seasonal & fresh ingredients; everything made from scratch; check website to find daily truck location
Iron Barley-High Hog Ridge [CLOSED] ($$)
(452 ratings)

3367 High Ridge Blvd Map It!
High Ridge, MO 63049
(636) 671-9911
  • Ballistic Elvis Sandwich
    sandwich w/ chunky peanut butter, strawberry jam, American cheese, sliced bananas & crushed red pepper
  • Oak Roasted Pork
    uses electric jigsaw to remove backbone; prepared in roaster in backyard
  • Schnitzel & Spaetzle
    spaetzle is a type of egg noodle w/ soft texture; looks good
  • Zarzeula
    Spanish seafood stew of fish, clams, shrimp, squid, and mussels
  • Monte Christo
    Two butterflied hot dogs w/ swiss cheese & strawberry jam
4.0 out of 5
452 ratings
[CLOSED]; "eating and drinking establishment pairing traditional yet unusual American cuisine with the finest locally-handcrafted brews"; moved from airing location (5510 Virginia Ave)
  • Cowboy Junkie Burrito
    mesquite pork, chorizo & serrano peppers rolled in a flour tortilla, fried; served on spanish rice & topped w/queso blanco, spicy bacon pinto beans, pico de gallo & cilantro; "You know what that's lacking? Nothing!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Korean Pork Tacos
    marinated pork loin & homemade kimchi in grilled tortillas on baja slaw; topped w/ ginger drizzle, cilantro & sesame seeds
4.0 out of 5
373 ratings
founded in 2013; fresh taco bar & catering serving "not so traditional" Tex-Mex cuisine
La Bodega ($$)
(610 ratings)

703 Southwest Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-8272
labodegakc.com
  • Spanish Coffee & S'mores
    coffee liqueur, 151 rum, roasterie coffee, flamed cinnamon & sugar rim, homemade whipped cream; chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumble, house marshmallow, torched & topped w/ salt & Spanish olive oil; "ooey gooey heaven!" -Bev Weidner
4.0 out of 5
610 ratings
est. 1998; specializes in Spanish tapas & wine
Lambert's CafeSee Lambert's Cafe Video ($$)
(681 ratings)

2305 E Malone Ave Map It!
Sikeston, MO 63801
(573) 471-4261
www.throwedrolls.com
  • All-You-Can-Eat Sides
4.0 out of 5
681 ratings
#19 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#1 (World's Best Places to Pig Out); HUGE portions; "throw rolls" they throw the rolls to you from across the room
Mama's On the Hill ($$)
(570 ratings)

2132 Edwards St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-3100
www.mamasonthehill.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "St. Louis, MO"
  • Meatball on "The Hill"
    huge 4-lb homemade meatball served on "The Hill" (enormous 5-lb bowl of spaghetti) & topped w/ 1-lb house marinara sauce
4.0 out of 5
570 ratings
since 1939; iconic Italian restaurant in historic Italian neighborhood; supposedly the creator of the toasted ravioli (deep-fried)
Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que [CLOSED] ($$)
(96 ratings)

11610 Kaw Dr Map It!
Kansas City, MO 66111
(913) 422-4210
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Kansas City"
  • Ultimate Destroyer Challenge
    challenge: 6.5-lb (pulled pork, sliced pork, ham, turkey breast, hamburgers, brisket, sausage) sandwich in 45 minutes; no one has won; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
96 ratings
[CLOSED]
Pappo's Pizzeria & Brew [CLOSED] ($$)
(92 ratings)

3690 Forest Park Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 833-3171
  • "American Cheeseburger" Pizza
    house-made red sauce, mozzarella cheese, ground chuck, smoked bacon topped w/ cheddar cheese & pickles; served w/ ketchup & mustard
4.0 out of 5
92 ratings
[CLOSED]; specializing in pizza w/ onsite brewery; "Pizza is a Form of Art. Beer is a craft of Life." (from its website)
Stroud's Restaurants ($$)
(427 ratings)

5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-9600
stroudsrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Kansas City"
  • Fried Chicken (Pan-Fried)
    signature dish: looks good
4.0 out of 5
427 ratings
SuccotashSee Succotash Video ($$)
(887 ratings)

2601 Holmes St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-2807
www.succotashkcmo.com
  • Pork Hash
    slow-roasted pork w/ potatoes; served w/ 2 sunny-side up eggs, cheddar, black beans, verde & a warm tortilla
  • "The Modern Elvis"
    3 pieces of vegan french toast griddled in homemade vegan butter w/ caramelized bananas, organic almond butter & crumbled homemade vegan "bakon"
  • Pot Roast Sandwich
    w/ swiss, cheddar, caramelized onion, & horseradish mayo on sourdough
  • The Elvis Challenge
    3 lb Fool's Gold loaf in under 30 min; whole loaf of toasted bread filled w/ almond butter, homemade blueberry maple jam, 6 fried eggs, 6 slices sage Derby cheese & 12 strips of bacon; personalized Elvis-style cape prize; Casey won
4.0 out of 5
887 ratings
opened in 2009; eclectic, funky (fun) comfort joint; specializes in home cooked meals featuring local & organic ingredients, w/ vegan, vegetarian & gluten free options; Other Recipes: Peachy Swedes w/ Ricotta Filling
White Knight Diner ($)
(94 ratings)

1801 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 621-5949
  • The Super Slinger
    layer of hash browns, hamburger patty, fried eggs, American cheese smothered w/ chili & topped w/ grilled veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions); looks good
4.0 out of 5
94 ratings
#84 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); St. Louis landmark in kitchish castle exterior frame; tiny 600-sq. foot dining area; movie w/ James Spader & Susan Sarandon was filmed here
  • BBQ
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 12 hours; top seller
  • Ribs
    pork spare ribs; vinegar-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends
3.5 out of 5
1659 ratings
#14 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1930; iconic BBQ; long lines; known for its BBQ sauce; served on butcher paper w/ loaf of bread
Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe [CLOSED]See Big Momma's Bakery-Cafe Video ($)
(33 ratings)

2450 Grand Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7441
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cake Walk"
  • Caramel Pecan Pound Cake
3.5 out of 5
33 ratings
[CLOSED]
As Seen On:
Pie Paradise
  • Levee High Apple Pie
    10-lb, 8-inch tall pie; takes 16-18 apples to make; w/ caramel & nut mixture on top
3.5 out of 5
249 ratings
opened in 1985; offer 50 variety of pies every day; "magic pig wand" to remove all the calories (gimmick of course)
  • BBQ Spaghetti
    spaghetti tossed in homemade BBQ sauce w/ chunks of homemade pulled pork (that is smoked for 13 hrs); looks good
  • CajAsian Potstickers
    homemade dumplings filled w/ Andouille sausage, vegetables & Sambal chili sauce; Pan-seared then steamed & served w/ Creole soy dipping sauce; "New Orleans in a potsticker"
  • Red Beans & Rice
    meal-sized serving of plump red beans w/ chunks of ham hocks in a rich & spicy gravy served over white rice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
411 ratings
since 2006; Cajun, seafood & BBQ restaurant w/ "funky, eclectic...organized funk" (fun) New Orleans decor
Pointer's Pizza ($)
(123 ratings)

1023 S Big Bend Blvd Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 644-2000
pointersdelivery.com
  • Pointersaurus
    challenge: 2 persons eat 10-lb 28-inch pizza in 1 hour
3.5 out of 5
123 ratings
#8 (World's Best Places to Pig Out)
Port Fonda ($$)
(519 ratings)

4141 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 321-1131
portfonda.com
  • Tacos de Quesabirria
    goat shank birria, 3 quesadillas, spicy consommé, onion, cilantro, lime, house salsa; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
519 ratings
opened in 2012; authentic Mexican food served out of an Airstream trailer
  • Brisket Sandwich
    top seller; smoked for 9-11 hours; looks good
  • Burnt Ends
    beef brisket seasoned w/ signature rub, smoked for 15 hrs; "in my top 3 (burnt ends)" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Turkey Sandwich
    smoked for 10-12 hours; looks good
  • Christian’s Pork Belly Bites
    smoked for 5 hours, deep fried & dusted w/ Hot Rub; served w/ sweet sauce
  • Smoked Meatloaf
    served w/ BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes, corn & cornbread
3.5 out of 5
331 ratings
opened in 2003, recently expanded; locally owned BBQ w/ over 400 awards including the Jack Daniel's Grand Champion award in 1999
Swagger Fine Spirits & Food [CLOSED] ($$)
(114 ratings)

8431 Wornall Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 361-4388
  • "The Dead Texan"
    two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches with a 1/3 lb. burger, 1 egg, 2 slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, and peppercorn mayo in between
  • Suribachi Burger
    1/3 lb. burger patty grilled then tempura battered and fried, with Asian mustard, Sriracha Chili sauce, pepper jack cheese, wasabi coleslaw; looks good; #4 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
3.5 out of 5
114 ratings
[CLOSED]Other Recipes: Flying Monkey Chili
Sweetie Pie's Soul Food [CLOSED]See Sweetie Pie's Soul Food Video ($$)
(478 ratings)

4270 Manchester Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 371-0304
  • Mac & Cheese
    Velveeta & cheddar-based; looks good
  • Smothered Pork Steak
    pork chops seasoned, dredged, deep-fried & smothered in gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
478 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1997; soul comfort food..."made w/ love"; owner/chef (Robbie Montgomery) was a background singer for Ike & Tina Turner
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