Amazing Eats: Juicy Bites
Adam Richman is out to chow down at 5 awesome restaurants that let loose the juice.
amazing-eats_ss_juicy_005Did You Know? Meatless Italian bread soaked in the juice of Italian beef served with peppers or giardiniera is known in some places as "Soakers" or "Juice-ons".
Dish 1: Italian Beef Sandwich
Where: Al's Beef, 1079 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_juicy_007Did You Know? In the 16th century, Native Americans showed Spanish settlers how to slow-smoke meat to a state of tender, juicy deliciousness.
Dish 2: Hill Country Texas BBQ
Where: The Salt Lick BBQ, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 960 1280
friedchicken.jpgDid You Know? People have fried their food since Roman times. But the southern fried chicken we know and love didn’t become popular until the 1700’s, when Scottish immigrants brought the cooking technique to America.
Dish 3: Fried Chicken
Where: Yoder's, 3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_juicy_002Did You Know? Each year, Louisiana fisherman haul in 80 million pounds of crawfish for local boils.
Dish 4: Crawfish Feast
Where: Hot 'n Juicy Crawfish, 4810 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_juicy_001Did You Know? Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top.
Dish 5: Juicy Lucy
Where: Matt's Bar, 3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_juicy_008Did You Know? While Matt's and 5-8 battle over who invented the Juicy Lucy, other restaurants have gone on to create Lucys with a variety of fillings.
Dish 6: Juicy Lucy
Where: 5-8 Club, 5800 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_003Harry Potter Pub Crawl – Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
Calling all muggles! Your chance to prove that you really ARE a wizard is finally here. This pub crawl is just one event of an entire Harry Potter weekend – complete with a quidditch tournament, costume contests and a total Hogsmeade-themed town makeover. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_004Santa Claus Pub Crawl – Various Cities
Because what could possibly be more holly or jolly than dressing up like good ‘ole Saint Nick and having a drink (or a few) with thousands of similarly decked-out strangers? Santa Claus pub crawls take place all around the world (this one’s in London) but the annual event in Wollongong, Australia is one of the oldest. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_005Superhero Crawl – Reno, Nevada
Pull up your tights, grab your cape and get ready to “save the world, one drink at a time.” You’ll need the stamina of a superhero to survive this pub crawl, which continues until the bars close. Don’t forget your mask-- you’ll want to keep your identity concealed as you stagger home. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_006The Subcrawl – Glasgow, UK
Glasgow’s circular subway line has inspired a rather unique challenge: buy an all-day pass and get off at each of the 15 stops for a drink at the closest bar. You deserve a serious pat on the back (and probably a cab home) if you make it all the way around. Just to keep things interesting, subcrawlers are required to ride the train without sitting down or holding on, a practice known as “subsurfing.” 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_007Pirate Pub Crawl – Florida
Ahoy matey! Why wait for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th — in case you didn’t already know) to talk like a pirate? In fact, why not combine talking like a pirate, dressing like a pirate AND drinking like one, too! This guided pub crawl in Dunedin, FL, even includes a history lesson about the most notorious pirates in Tampa Bay history. Yo ho ho … and a bottle of rum. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_008Tacky Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl – Washington, DC
Let’s face it – that Christmas sweater that Granny got you is way too embarrassing to wear to anything BUT a theme party, so here’s your chance! Helpful hint: the more 3-dimensional, the better, and sweater vests tend to increase the tackiness. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_009Zombie Pub Crawl – Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota
No, this is not a scene out of “Dawn of the Dead,” (admittedly, the makeup was a bit better in the movie). It’s just a zombie pub crawl! Head to Minneapolis/ St. Paul to party like it’s your last day on earth or like you’re already dead. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_014Monopoly Pub Crawl – London
Work your way around the London monopoly board on this ambitious pub crawl, with 26 stops at 26 pubs for each of the 26 streets featured in the game. Unfortunately, none of the pubs offer “Get Out of Jail Free” cards – so be sure to stick to half pints. 960 1280
wacky-pub-crawls_ss_017Silent Disco Pub Crawl – Various Cities
Participants wear headsets and dance from bar to bar listening to an MP3 player on this seriously wacky pub crawl. You may have Top 40 tracks blasting in your ears, but the rest of the world has no idea -- so prepare to get a few questioning looks. Plan your own silent pub crawl with the help of Silent Storm, a company that specializes in “silencing” events. 960 1280