Chowdown Countdown: 101-81 Pictures

Go behind the scenes in the first hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we'll discover the best lobster shack in Maine, the official BBQ capital of Texas and a sausage lover's dream in Ohio.

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Seattle's Paseo restaurant and its famous Cuban sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Junior's Restaurant, famous for their cheesecake. 960 1280

  

A variety of cheesecakes at Junior's. 960 1280

  

A cook prepares one of the Grimaldi's famous pies. 960 1280

  

The toppings table at Ted Drewes, known for their thick frozen custard. 960 1280

  

Exterior shot of Ted Drewes in St. Louis, MO. 960 1280

  

Fried fish dinner at Markey's Lobster Pool in Seabrook, NH. 960 1280

  

The open kitchen at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, DC, known for the Half-Smoke Chili Cheese Dogs. 960 1280

  

The dining room at Rendezvous in Memphis, TN, is covered with celebrity memorabilia. 960 1280

  

Cheeseburger at Thurman Cafe' in Columbus, OH. 960 1280

  

This 50's diner inspired décor is at Camp Washington Chili in Cincinnati, Ohio. 960 1280

  

Absolutely decadent french toast at Lynn's Paradise Café in Louisville, Kentucky. 960 1280

  

Creation of the famous glazed donuts at Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, Texas. 960 1280

  

Outside shot of Cozy Inn Burger in Salina, Kansas. 960 1280

  

Lynn's Paradise Café in Louisville, Kentucky 960 1280

  

Yoder's in Sarasota, Florida 960 1280

  

The famous coal-fired brick pizza oven at Frank Pepe's Pizzeria in New Haven, Connecticut. 960 1280

  

Nostalgic Original New York system neon sign. 960 1280

  

Behind the scenes at Kopp's Frozen Custard 960 1280

  

The 5-way chili consisting of spaghetti topped with beef chili, beans and cheese, onions at Camp Washiongton Chili. 960 1280

  

Jim Neely's signature barbecue ribs at Interstate Bar-BQ Restaurant in Memphis, TN. 960 1280

  

Patrons in uniform drinking huge milkshakes at Chick & Ruth's Delly in Annapolis, MD. 960 1280

  

Exterior shot of Chick & Ruth's Delly. 960 1280

  

Full plates of Juan in a Million burritos in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Sign from Doe's Eat Place in Greenville, MS. 960 1280

  

Cecilia's Café in Albuquerque, NM. 960 1280

  

Max & Mina's in Queens, NY, serves homemade ice cream. 960 1280

  

Vistors and locals alike can't miss Superdawg's rooftop hot dog icons in Chicago, IL. 960 1280

  

Giant pizza at Big Lou's in San Antonio, TX. 960 1280

  

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