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Street foods in Africa and the Middle East immerse visitors in the local culture.

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ot Pie Paradise and Deli in Hayward, CA

ot Pie Paradise and Deli in Hayward, CA

Straight out of the oven, the pies are laid out on cooling racks at Pot Pie Paradise and Deli in Hayward, CA. 960 1280

  

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Locals flock to Pot Pie Paradise and Deli, a cozy little pot pie shop, to gobble up more than 500 of the savory sensations a week! 960 1280

  

leasant House Bakery in Chicago

leasant House Bakery in Chicago

The savory filling provided by Pleasant House Bakery in Chicago is sealed inside a pot of pastry, baked to a golden brown. 960 1280

  

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

If you're not in the mood for something exotic, Pot Pie Paradise and Deli also offers up the classic chicken pot pie. 960 1280

  

Lobster Pot Pie

Lobster Pot Pie

Located in Kennebunk, ME, the most sought-after of all the lobster-laden delights on Academe's menu is its famous pot pie. 960 1280

  

Royal Pies

Royal Pies

Chicago’s Pleasant House Bakery treats customers to flaky, buttery “Royal Pies.” These British-inspired, hearty dishes live up to their title; each is made by hand using the best meats (the owners butcher their own meat!) and quality produce (many of the vegetables used are grown in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood). 960 1280

  

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

The bowl at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company is overloaded with freakishly large, whole button mushrooms, and drowned in a rich red sauce. 960 1280

  

Round-Abouts Restaurant

Round-Abouts Restaurant

Mother-and-son pot pie impresarios Nate and Bev Kellison opened Round-Abouts Restaurant in 2010, introducing the city of Lincoln, NE, to their unique brand of pot pie: the “Round.” 960 1280

  

Traveling Fare

Traveling Fare

The pies at Traveling Fare are so delicious that there's always a line of people waiting out the door. Even the mayor declared them the official pot pie of Marietta, GA. 960 1280

  

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Pot Pie Paradise and Deli

Another one of Pot Pie Paradise and Deli’s signature pies is the Indian-inspired chicken tikka masala. 960 1280

  

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts maintains a sweet, small-town ambiance with a vintage flair. 960 1280

  

Academe’s Lobster Pot Pie

Academe’s Lobster Pot Pie

The waters here are overflowing with this succulent crustacean -- and so is Academe’s lobster pot pie. 960 1280

  

Kennebunk Inn in Maine

Kennebunk Inn in Maine

No place serves up New England flavor better than Academe at the Kennebunk Inn in Maine. 960 1280

  

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Company in Massachusetts

The best thing about the chicken pie at the Centerville Pie Company is the gravy and the crust, full of chicken and extra deliciousness. 960 1280

  

Pleasant House Bakery

Pleasant House Bakery

Kale, mushrooms and chicken balti curry are among the daily offerings at Pleasant House Bakery. But the king of the Royal Pies on the menu is the steak and ale. 960 1280

  

Mikey Roe at Beth's Café

Mikey Roe at Beth's Café

Mikey Roe shows off this monster omelette served with endless hash browns at Beth's Café. 960 1280

  

Mikey Roe at Beth's Café

Mikey Roe at Beth's Café

At 3:20 a.m., Mikey sits down with the customers at Beth's Café, his last stop of the night. 960 1280

  

Beth's Cafe in Seattle

Beth's Cafe in Seattle

Beth’s has been serving hungry Seattleites oversized breakfasts for more than 50 years. 960 1280

  

Beth's Cafe in Seattle

Beth's Cafe in Seattle

Adventuresome eaters order the 12-egg omelet, complete with toast and hash browns. 960 1280

  

Mikey films outside of Li’l Woody's

Mikey films outside of Li’l Woody's

Mikey films outside of Li’l Woody's, a late-night staple in Seattle known for their unique spin on burgers and shakes. 960 1280

  

Li'l Woody's famous New Mexican burger

Li'l Woody's famous New Mexican burger

Li'l Woody's famous New Mexican burger is topped with a homemade cheese sauce and green chilies brought in straight from New Mexico. This burger is only available from August to September when the peppers are in season. 960 1280

  

Li'l Woody's in Seattle

Li'l Woody's in Seattle

If you’ve ever dipped your French fries in a milkshake, you know that this combination of sweet and savory is delicious. At Li’l Woody’s, it’s called “Crack,” and late-night feasters can’t get enough of it. 960 1280

  

Mikey stands outside of Off The Rez

Mikey stands outside of Off The Rez

Mikey stands outside of Off The Rez, Seattle’s first and only Native American food truck, serving up a unique fusion of Native American and Mexican cuisines. 960 1280

  

Utilikilt in Seattle

Utilikilt in Seattle

Mikey gets fitted for a kilt at Utilikilt. 960 1280

  

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

Mikey meets a customer in a kilt at Biscuit Bitch, where owner Kimberly Spice works her magic using only an electric griddle, an old-school oven and her mastery of biscuit baking. 960 1280

  

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

By day, this late-night joint is an intimate coffee shop that goes by the name Caffe Lieto. But at exactly 10 p.m., it turns into the Biscuit Bitch. 960 1280

  

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

When the sun goes down, this place transforms into an after-hours madhouse with biscuit breakfast feasts of grand proportions. 960 1280

  

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

Biscuit Bitch in Seattle

But you better get to Biscuit Bitch fast if you want to secure a meal -- once the biscuits are gone, the door closes for the night. 960 1280

  

Mikey Roe in Seattle

Mikey Roe in Seattle

You never know who or what you’ll find wandering around late at night … Mikey meets a late-night denizen who has a beast waiting to be fed. 960 1280

  

Cicchetti

Cicchetti

Cicchetti are Venice’s version of tapas. These small bites range from fried seafood to hard boiled eggs to meatballs or simply cured olives. An entire meal can be created from Cicchetti by ordering multiple plates at the Cicchetteria. Don’t forget to wash it down with some vino. 960 1280

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Carpaccio

Carpaccio

Carpaccio was created in Venice and named after the artist Vittore Carpaccio by the Cipriani family, owners of the famous Harry’s Bar. Thinly sliced beef is served on a plate drizzled with Harry’s famous sauce of mayonnaise, crushed tomato, cream, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. 960 1280

  

Risotto

Risotto

Risotto is a common dish throughout Italy, but in Venice, the Risi e Bisi is well known because of one prized ingredient: Peas. Paired with ham and risotto broth, this dish is rich in flavors of the region. 960 1280

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Fried Sardines

Fried Sardines

Fried sardines have been a favorite snack in Venice since the 13th century and are served simply with a drizzle of lemon juice, olive oil and parsley. 960 1280

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Prosecco

Prosecco

Prosecco is the sparkling beverage of choice in Venice, not to mention much of Italy. The Veneto region produces much of Italy’s prosecco and it can be enjoyed alone, in a cocktail, or in a Bellini which was made famous in Venice. Prosecco pairs nicely with the abundant seafood dishes of Venice. 960 1280

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Artichokes

Artichokes

Artichokes are a prized vegetable of the area and can be found in markets in early spring. Early season baby artichokes, or castraure ,are highly sought after for their tender and bitter flesh; fondi di artichiochi, or artichoke hearts, are often found cleaned and prepared and sold in buckets of water in local markets. Fried and served with lemon and olive oil, or layered in sandwiches, artichokes appear in many different Venetian dishes. 960 1280
Fegato alla Veniziana

Fegato alla Veniziana

Fegato alla Veniziana is a local specialty consisting of lightly fried liver with browned onions and a bit of red wine. 960 1280

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Radicchio Trevisiano

Radicchio Trevisiano

Bitter red chickory known as Radicchio Trevisiano is often served in salads, alla griglia (grilled and served with olive oil) and can even be found in some risotto dishes. 960 1280
Pasta e fasioi

Pasta e fasioi

Venice’s version of Minestrone soup, Pasta e fasioi, contains short pasta, fava beans, onion, oil, salt and pepper and has been considered a poor man’s dish for centuries. 960 1280
Tramezzini

Tramezzini

Tramezzini is a different kind of Italian sandwich than the ubiquitous Panini. Various ingredients like tuna, eggs, capers and ham are piled onto thinly sliced white bread and cut into bite-sized pieces. These are also considered Cicchetti. 960 1280
Polenta and Cuttlefish

Polenta and Cuttlefish

The deep black color of this dish -- polenta and cuttlefish -- is derived from the ink of the cuttlefish. 960 1280
Bigoli alla Busara

Bigoli alla Busara

Bigoli alla busara is a regional specialty featuring a thick, whole wheat spaghetti and a sauce layered with the flavors of melted anchovies and onions. 960 1280

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Baicoli

Baicoli

A simple dessert, baicoli are dry biscuits often served with coffee and zabaglione and are named such because they resemble the sea bass, a local fish. 960 1280

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