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Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado
Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy and Drew’s in Boulder, CO, is the place to go the next time you find yourself kvetching for a delicious deli sandwich. 960 1280

  

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

The latkes at Jimmy and Drew’s are made from scratch using shredded (then pureed) potatoes, pureed onions, eggs, seasoning and matzo meal. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Schenectady, NY: home of modern American marvels such as the first commercially produced lightbulb, the theater that hosted the first TV demonstration -- and the king-size steak sandwich from Morrette’s. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

One of the best things about Morrette's is that all its sandwiches are made to order. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Philadelphia may be home of the cheesesteak, but believe it or not, the finest Philly cheesesteak just might be served in upstate New York -- at Morrette’s! 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Don't want your sauce on top? No problem! At Morrette's, sandwiches come with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

For customers who simply cannot handle the king-size steak sandwich, have no fear: Morrette's offers a queen-size version of this scrumptious sandwich. 960 1280

  

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Located just a few blocks off the Jersey Shore, amid Atlantic City’s many casinos lies a true American sandwich landmark -- the White House Sub Shop. 960 1280

  

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Customers have been known to drive from as far away as North Carolina to get their hands on a White House Sub in Atlantic City. 960 1280

  

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Bentley at The Carving Board in Tarzana, CA, is not your typical steak sandwich. It's a filet mignon on ciabatta bread, with bacon mayonnaise, blue cheese, grilled onions and fresh spinach. 960 1280

  

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board’s mega sandwich, the Appetizer, is a BLT with 2 hamburger patties, 2 fried eggs and 2 grilled cheeses. 960 1280

  

Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee

Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee

The late great pit master Raymond Robinson opened Cozy Corner in Memphis, TN, in 1977 along with his wife, Desiree. This first lady of smoked sandwiches now runs the bologna business herself. 960 1280

  

Mother's, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mother's, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mother’s in New Orleans is a low-key, comfy, down-home restaurant that is totally vintage and utterly New Orleans. And while there’s almost always a line, everybody says it’s well worth the wait. 960 1280

  

Juan Mon's, Houston, Texas

Juan Mon's, Houston, Texas

At Juan Mon’s in Houston, these fresh, uniquely flavorful creations aren’t sandwiches -- they’re “Juanwiches.” 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO
Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Piled atop all that meat at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO, are fresh-cut veggies, 2 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese and a mountain of pepperoni.  960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Two couples at Beau Jo's look at the 14-pound pizza they ordered in disbelief.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

In Chicago, they’ve been dishing it deep for more than half a century. And for many in the Windy City, no place makes a more authentic, old-school deep-dish pizza than Pizano's.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

What separates a Pizano's deep-dish pizza from its rivals' pies is a 2-inch-thick crust that’s best eaten with a knife and fork.  960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago

Pizano's in Chicago

Constructing the Rudy Special begins by topping that famous dough with fresh, whole-milk mozzarella. Then comes Pizano's specially made sausage. Add on fresh-cut mushrooms, onions and peppers, sauce, and Pizano’s secret seasonings — and the Rudy Special is ready for the oven.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

No matter how you slice it, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco has a pie to please your palate and a sideshow that rolls in the dough. 960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

The rave reviews for Tony’s margherita pizza aren’t just a local phenomenon. Tony has won the most prestigious pizza prize on the globe: the World Pizza Cup.  960 1280

  

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Even more impressive than all of Tony’s top-shelf toppings is how fast this pizza cooks. Forget 30 minutes or less; the margherita pizza cooks up in under 2 minutes.  960 1280

  

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI, is the brainchild of owner Larry McMahon, who first opened this hospital for the sugary insane in 1991. 960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Take the N train to the heart of Brooklyn, and you’ll find Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, which has served thin-crust mozzarella-and-tomato perfection since 1924.  960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

The employees at Totonno's Pizzeria don't just make New York-style pizza — they define it.  960 1280

  

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA, has a fun, funky nostalgia that also means great eats, beginning with a true Asian specialty: the crab rangoon pizza. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

So many stars have autographed the walls at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA, that owner Richie Palmer has a hard time picking favorites — although a few do stand out.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

What separates Mulberry from other California eateries is Richie’s commitment to traditional pizza-making techniques.  960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Richie's old-school pies bake for 15 minutes, and then come out of the oven transformed into a Hollywood superstar!  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, people don't believe in just talking the talk. So if it’s hard-core pizza you’re looking for, stop right here — because this is Grinders, and it's ready to rock 'n' roll.  960 1280

  

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

From tandoori chicken to Philly cheesesteak, the pizzas at Grinders nearly always draw a crowd.  960 1280

  

Undefeated Seafood Burrito
Undefeated Seafood Burrito

Undefeated Seafood Burrito

At Lucha Libre in San, Diego, CA, the Undefeated Seafood Burrito packs in your choice of grilled blackened Mahi Mahi or shrimp topped with jack cheese, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, black beans, and creamy Serrano sauce. 960 1280

  

Houston's Coreanos Food Truck

Houston's Coreanos Food Truck

If you’re in Houston, TX, be on the lookout for Coreanos Food Truck. A few years ago the old Korean BBQ truck (Coreano means Korea in Spanish) decided to give the menu a Mexican-kick. 960 1280

  

Coreanos' Dawson Burrito

Coreanos' Dawson Burrito

The Dawson Burrito at Coreanos food truck and the Three Wise Fries French fries is a meal fit for a king. Marinated beef short rib, spicy marinated chicken, spicy twice- cooked pork belly, grilled onions, cheese and El Scorcho sauce stuff this burrito full of flavor you don’t normally find in a food truck. 960 1280

  

The Spicy Lobster Burrito

The Spicy Lobster Burrito

Lobster in a burrito? What else to you expect in Maine? The Spicy Lobster Burrito at El El Frijoles in Sargentville, ME, uses fresh Maine lobster for this New England themed Mexican treat. 960 1280

  

Boulder's Illigal Pete's

Boulder's Illigal Pete's

In Boulder, CO, Illegal Pete's is an eclectic bar and restaurant that fits right the area’s "keep it weird" lifestyle. Oh yea, they’re also turning out amazing burritos with slightly unconventional style. 960 1280

  

The Big Potato Buritto

The Big Potato Buritto

Described as chili cheese fries in burrito, the Big Potato Burrito at Illegal Pete's is a delicious spin on the classic burrito. 960 1280

  

The Original Flying Buritto

The Original Flying Buritto

Belly up to the Original Flying Buritto in Raleigh, NC, to get your Carolina BBQ fix in burrito form. 960 1280

  

The Shrimp Burrito

The Shrimp Burrito

The Shrimp Burrito explodes out of the tortilla at The Original Flying Buritto. 960 1280

  

The Ultimate Fish Buritto

The Ultimate Fish Buritto

The Ultimate Fish Burrito at The Original Flying Burrito in combines fresh fried catfish, black beans and a spicy Southwestern sauce. 960 1280

  

Brooklyn's Rachel's Taqueria

Brooklyn's Rachel's Taqueria

Brooklyn may be known for pizza, but it’s all about the burrito at Rachel's Taqueria. East LA transplant Martin Medina has been serving up California inspired dishes for over 20 years. 960 1280

  

The Poblano Chicken Mole burrito at Rachel's Taqueria is just as good as it looks, according to burrito lovers from the Big Apple. 960 1280

  

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Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC

There’s almost always a long line of cars at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen in Chapel Hill, NC, but owner David Allen’s buttermilk biscuits – made from his grandmother’s recipe – are the ultimate cure for road rage. 960 1280

  

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, Chapel Hill, NC

Quick is the name of the game in this 500-square-foot kitchen where 7 employees hustle to make 900 biscuits every weekday and up to 2,000 on Saturday and Sunday. 960 1280

  

Sammy’s LA Pastrami in Las Vegas, NV

Sammy’s LA Pastrami in Las Vegas, NV

Sammy’s LA Pastrami in Las Vegas, NV, has an eclectic menu that features more variety than a Vegas stage, including 17 kinds of burgers and 42 different sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Sammy’s LA Pastrami in Las Vegas, NV

Sammy’s LA Pastrami in Las Vegas, NV

Sammy's LA Pastrami's sandwiches and burgers are so big, you might want to think twice before trying to eat this one behind the wheel! 960 1280

  

Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL

Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL

In addition to corn dogs, Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL, serves chili cheese hot dogs, as well as an enormous pork tenderloin sandwich. 960 1280

  

Maid-Rite, Des Moines, IA

Maid-Rite, Des Moines, IA

The Maid-Rite restaurant chain in Des Moines, IA, opened their doors in 1926, and history credits them with establishing the first drive-up/walk-up window. 960 1280

  

Company 7 BBQ, Englewood, OH

Company 7 BBQ, Englewood, OH

From ribs and brisket to pulled pork and chicken wings, Company 7 in Englewood, OH, offers all the hottest barbecue classics to ring your dinner bell. 960 1280

  

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Drive-thru Mexican food has been a nationwide sensation for years, but it all started with Roberto and Delores Robledo’s genius idea – fresh, authentic and filling meals served up at modest prices to locals on the go. 960 1280

  

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Carne asada is the star of this burrito. It’s made from fresh-cut beef, delivered each day by the same butcher Roberto’s in San Diego, CA, has been using for over 30 years. The beef gets stuffed into a giant, toasted tortilla, along with hot French fries and a special blend of cheese. 960 1280

  

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Roberto's, San Diego, CA

Every Roberto’s franchise is owned and operated by a member of the Robledo family, or one of their longtime employees. 960 1280

  

Tommy's Burger, Los Angeles, CA

Tommy's Burger, Los Angeles, CA

The next time you’re cruising through L.A. and get hit by a hunger pang, look out for the shack with the red roof and a sign reading “Original Tommy’s World Famous Hamburgers!” 960 1280

  

DBC Bar and Grill, New Orleans, LA

DBC Bar and Grill, New Orleans, LA

In the city that boasts the best Mardi Gras party in the world, the DBC Bar and Grill in New Orleans, LA, may be the only drive-thru in existence that encourages patrons not to indulge behind the wheel. 960 1280

  

DBC Bar and Grill, New Orleans, LA

DBC Bar and Grill, New Orleans, LA

Driving and dining in your car can get you thirsty, and in the Big Easy, they're serving a grown-up frosty drink through the drive thru that might surprise most fast food lovers. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

According to the owner of Dallas' All Good Cafe, their thick-sliced bacon is the crispiest, tastiest peppered bacon on the planet. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

At the All Good Cafe, customers come in for the famous, honey-cured, pepper bacon. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

The peppered bacon is a tasty addition to any sandwich. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe’s bacon is baked in an oven to render more fat and create a crispier product. 960 1280

  

Marini's

Marini's

The key to the chocolate-covered bacon at Marini's in Santa Cruz, CA, is the crispiness of the meat. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

Another bacon-lovers delight is the Sage Fried Chicken Benedict at Hash House in San Diego. The dish includes just about everything -- from bacon to mashed potatoes. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

The bartender adds pepper to this Hash House signature cocktail: a B.L.T. Mary. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

Love a good bacon waffle? How about one served with Hash House’s fried chicken on top? 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

The star of the Hash House menu is the bacon, of course. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

This monument to all things garlic is so pungent, no respectable vampire would dare approach the front door! Prepare to eat, drink and --- stink at The Stinking Rose in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

Called bagna cauda, this Northern Italian specialty starts with butter, garlic, anchovies and olive oil, which is then oven-roasted and served with their house-made focaccia. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

For those addicted to heavy doses of the halitosis-inducing herb, The Stinking Rose serves up the ultimate garlic dish – the world-famous 40-clove garlic chicken. 960 1280

  

Jake's Sandwich Board

Jake's Sandwich Board

Everything on the menu at Jake's Sandwich Board in Philadelphia is cooked fresh to order. 960 1280

  

Jake's Sandwich Board

Jake's Sandwich Board

These 2 guys seem to be enjoying the "Garlic Bomb" at Jake's a little too much. The Garlic Bomb is packed with Jake's famous garlic spread, then smothered with provolone cheese and topped with fried, crispy, whole cloves of garlic! 960 1280

  

The Garlic

The Garlic

For the next stop on our search for great garlic grub, we flock south to New Smyrna Beach, FL. This coastal city was recently voted one of the top 20 surf towns in the world by National Geographic, and in the middle of this vacation paradise, we find a garlic paradise called simply: The Garlic. 960 1280

  

The Garlic

The Garlic

Every steak that goes into Il Forno comes out with a perfectly-seared crust. 960 1280

  

Garlic Mike's

Garlic Mike's

The owner of Garlic Mike's in Gunnison, CO, chose his restaurant’s location for its view and its element of surprise. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Each year, over a hundred thousand garlic groupies descend on Gilroy for some seriously stinky food and frivolity at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Every year on the last weekend of July, Gilroy is home to one of the largest - and most pungent - food festivals in the world: The Gilroy Garlic Festival. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

What better way to wash down all those savory garlic dishes than with a big scoop of garlic ice cream? 960 1280

  

Saleem's West

Saleem's West

At Saleem's West in Winchester, MO, garlic goes in just about everything, from the cocktails and dips to their lamb dishes and kibbeh. 960 1280

  

Thanh Long

Thanh Long

Inside the secret kitchen where the An family chefs create the famous garlic noodles at Thanh Long in San Francisco, they also prepare several other signature garlic dishes, including roast garlic crab and colossal royal tiger prawns. 960 1280

  

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