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From a rib-sticking 16-oz. steak in Virginia to a finger-lickin' deep-fried pork sandwich in Iowa, fuel up at the heartiest truck stop grub shops nationwide.
The W Hotel Club SandwichThe Club Sandwich
Where: The W Hotel in Washington, DC
What: It’s a triple-decker sandwich with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, mayo and a sunny side up fried egg, all in 3 slices of sourdough bread.
For more, visit the Best Sandwich in America website. 960 1280
Al’s Combo Italian BeefAl’s Combo Italian Beef
Where: Al's in Chicago
What: The fall-apart tender beef is piled high on top of an Italian Sausage grilled to perfection. It is topped with sweet hot peppers and Giardiniera, and is sandwiched between a hearty Italian roll that soaks up the au jus, giving it that extra burst of flavor. 960 1280
Aroma Kitchen & WinebarThis East Village Italian restaurant and wine bar focuses on regional Italian dishes and seasonal specialties. Chef Vito and his team are hosting an intimate celebration, featuring a 5-course menu that includes risotto lobster Bolognese and pan-seared Crescent Farms duck breast with wine pairings. 960 1280
AffaireRing in the New Year Parisian-style without leaving the East Village! This cozy French bistro's New Year’s Eve party includes 3 rooms of music by in-house and guest DJs, a 5-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress code is semi-formal or burlesque … if you really want to get into the mood. 960 1280
Bistro Chat NoirThis is every Francophile’s dream spot for ringing in the New Year. This slice of Paris on the Upper East Side is hosting a masquerade ball on New Year’s Eve, with 3 seatings. The first is kid-friendly, the second has a Broadway pop show, and the third has the Broadway pop show and a midnight toast. And if you can’t get enough, come back for the bistro’s New Year’s Day brunch. 960 1280
Tom and Chee Armagoetta Grilled CheeseDid You Know?: This ancient food predates recorded history, with archaeologists tracing it all the way back to before 6000 B.C.
Dish 1: Armagoetta Grilled Cheese
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071 960 1280
Big Lou 42 PizzaDid You Know? In 1869, Queen Victoria received a giant half-ton wheel of cheddar cheese as a wedding gift.
Dish 2: Big Lou 42
Where: Big Lou's Pizza, 2048 South Ww White Rd San Antonio, TX 78222-1120 960 1280
Horseshoe Sandwich at D'Arcy's PintDid You Know? The phrase “big cheese” originally referred to anyone that could afford a full wheel cheese.
Dish 3: Horseshoe
Where: D'Arcy's Pint, 661 West Stanford Ave, Springfield, IL 62704-7808 960 1280
Mac & Cheese at Amy Ruth'sDid You Know? Legend has it that in 1802 president Thomas Jefferson discovered macaroni and cheese on a visit to Italy. When he returned home he hired a chef to make it for white house dinners and an American classic was born.
Dish 4: Mac & Cheese
Where: Amy Ruth's, 113 W 116th, New York, NY 10026 960 1280
Steamed cheeseburger at Ted'sDid You Know? Famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote “many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese — toasted, mostly”.
Dish 5: Steamed burger topped with LOTS of cheese
Where: Ted's Burgers, 1046 Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450 960 1280
Melt ChallengeDid You Know? Cheese curds are often eaten as a snack or appetizer by either frying them or making Poutine.
Dish 6: Melt Challenge
Where: Melt Bar & Grilled, 14718 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 960 1280