101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

We're kicking off our list of the best chow down joints in the country! In this first hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we'll discover the best lobster shack in Maine, the official BBQ capital of Texas ...

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Doughnut Plant

At this favorite New York City spot we see how fresh, seasonal ingredients and a gourmet sensibility elevates this everyman's favorite pastry to a new level!

379 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

 
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Five Islands Lobster Co.

We head to Maine, the undisputed lobster capitol, to get the biggest and best lobster around ... with a gorgeous view to boot!

1447 Five Islands Rd., Georgetown, ME 04548

 
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Gaucho's Village

We introduce you to a carnivore's dream: a buffet where over a dozen types of meat keep coming till you cry uncle!

411 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203

 
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Giordano's

We fly to the Windy City to try Giordano's famous stuffed crust pizza: a deep-dish style pizza on steroids.

730 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611

 
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Hominy Grill

From shrimp and grits, to a sandwich simply called "The Big Nasty," Hominy Grill has your fix for down-home Low-country eats!

207 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403

 
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Jimmy's Buff's

If marrying a pizza with a hot dog is wrong, we don't want to be right. We head to Jersey to unwrap the inner workings of an Italian Dog.

354 River Rd., East Hanover, NJ 07936

 
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Nick Tahou Hots

Can't decide what to get? That's no problem at the original home of the Garbage Plate in Rochester. Here you can get anything you want piled high all on one plate!

320 West Main St., Rochester, NY 14608

 
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Philippe The Original

We're off to the City of Angels for the best place to get a dripping, juicy French Dip sandwich -- Philippe The Original!

1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

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