More Chowdown Countdown: Locations 40-21 Pictures

More Chowdown Countdown Locations 40-21 takes us to the tenderest, juiciest, fall-off-the bone ribs in Kansas City, MO; meaty deep-dish pizza in Chicago, fried alligator bites in Florida and more!

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Sweatman's BBQ
Sweatman's BBQ

Sweatman's BBQ

The chef inspects the meat before plating it at Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, SC, where they’ve been roasting whole hogs, each roasted for 14 hours over hot coals and embers, since 1977. 960 1280

  

La Taqueria

La Taqueria

San Fran's authentic Mexican joint, La Taqueria, opened in 1973. As you can see, the burritos at La Taqueria are different then almost any other in the world, leaving out the rice for a meatier taste. 960 1280

  

Melt Bar & Grill

Melt Bar & Grill

Head to the Rock n' Roll city of Cleveland, OH, for one of Melt's most delicious -- and massive -- grilled cheese sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote

A close-up of San Diego's Cafe Coyote's world-famous, deep-fried ice cream treats. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Deli

Goldberg's Deli

In the mood for a manly meal? Goldberg's Deli in Bellevue, WA, has you covered! This popular West Coast deli serves up all the classics, including a Reuben that weighs just over 5 pounds! 960 1280

  

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It opened in 1959 in Houston, TX, but they’ve had to relocate 3 times to bigger spaces due to an overwhelming number of soul food-loving customers. 960 1280

  

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, CA, restaurant adds a unique style of cheese to their burgers -- a cheese skirt! The skirt of cheese surrounds the patty on the bun and keeps the customers coming back for more. 960 1280

  

Marabella's Meatball Company

Marabella's Meatball Company

Chef Gabe Marabella puts his famous meatballs in the oven. But this Philadelphia staple serves up much more than just delicious meatballs. They have so many different combinations to choose from, you’d have to get a mathematician to add them all up! 960 1280

  

Frontier Restaurant

Frontier Restaurant

Located across the street from the University of New Mexico, Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque is a chili lover’s paradise! Their secret ingredient? Frontier serves green chili in just about every item on the menu. 960 1280

  

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner’s Pharmacy in Louisville, KY, is both a diner-style restaurant and a pharmacy in the same building! You can pick up your medication and chow down on a hearty meal in just 1 trip. 960 1280

  

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry, a popular restaurant in Nashville, TN, serves up many different kinds of pancakes -- all with flour milled locally. 960 1280

  

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda opened in California in 1932 and has been serving the same classic dishes since then. They’re most famous for their fried chicken, selling more than 20,000 orders every year! 960 1280

  

The Spudder

The Spudder

The Spudder has been serving up steak in Tulsa, OK, since 1974 and carnivores have travelled from all over to try it. Their tastiest steak, the Gusher, weighs in at around 22 ounces. 960 1280

  

Rack Shack

Rack Shack

Next stop, the Rack Shack in St. Paul, MN, famous for their signature dish: The Hobo. This loaded dish includes a smoked potato topped with beans, jalapeno mac and cheese, pulled pork, blue cheese bacon coleslaw, a creamed corn bake with corn bread in it, cheese sauce and bbq sour cream. 960 1280

  

Truck Yard

Truck Yard

A close-up of Truck Yard's signature Philly cheesesteak. Truck Yard is just that, a yard with abandoned trucks turned into a bar, kitchen and stage for live music. 960 1280

  

Poe's Tavern

Poe's Tavern

This Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant in Sullivan's Island, SC, serves up American-style cuisine and is famous, not only for being Poe themed, but for their delicious burgers, as well. 960 1280

  

Kloby's Smokehouse

Kloby's Smokehouse

Ever think to yourself, "This meal is so delicious, I wish I could just throw it in a blender and drink it?" Well, if you're one of those people, then Kloby's Smokehouse in Laurel, MD, is the place for you. Kloby's serves up your favorite barbecue food in a jar. Drink up! 960 1280

  

Phil's Last Stand

Phil's Last Stand

This popular Chicago restaurant is known for their hot dogs, sausages and fried shrimp! Their most popular dishes are on a “secret” menu, including the Phil's Last Stand special: A grilled Vienna sausage split open with a regular hot dog inside with salami-infused macaroni and cheese to rounding out the dish. 960 1280

  

Mama Carolla's

Mama Carolla's

This tasty Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, serves up several chowdown-worthy foods, including their very popular rosemary chicken lasagna. 960 1280

  

Arthur's Tavern

Arthur's Tavern

A crock of the French onion soup from Arthur's Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ, sits on display. However, the tavern is best known for their succulent steaks. Arthur’s opened in 1956 and serves up any kind of steak you would want, including 16-ounce, 24-ounce and even 48-ounce steaks. 960 1280

  

Mr. Bartley's in Boston
Mr. Bartley's

Mr. Bartley's

Serving Boston since 1960, Mr. Bartley's is most famous for its gourmet burgers, each packed with 7 ounces of fresh ground beef. With burgers like “The Justin Bieber” with blue cheese and hot sauce, to “The Hashtag” with Boursin cheese and bacon, good luck picking a favorite. 960 1280

  

Watershed

Watershed

Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed in Atlanta. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients. 960 1280

  

Gilley's

Gilley's

Back in the day, Gilley's in Portsmouth, NH, was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but Gilley’s retains its charm, still serving the burgers and hot dogs that drew hungry patrons back in the ’40s. 960 1280

  

Idle Spurs

Idle Spurs

This work in progress, a plate of steak and potatoes mid-meal, is what Idle Spurs in Barstow, CA, is known for. Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak. 960 1280

  

Bunk Sandwiches

Bunk Sandwiches

A shot of the menu at Bunk Sandwiches, a Portland institution offering sandwiches for any palate. From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding. 960 1280

MARK LEVINE  

Cantler’s

Cantler’s

No visit to Maryland is complete without diving into a bushel of steamed crabs with a couple of cold beers, and look no further than Cantler’s to check this off your list. Located right by the waterfront in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, Cantler’s has been feeding the locals since 1974. 960 1280

  

Grinders Pizza

Grinders Pizza

In Kansas City, MO, Grinders Pizza serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in the Midwest. They also pride themselves on one of the most eclectic beer selections in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar

The chef at My Brother's Bar, the oldest bar in Denver, cooks up some of their delicious meals. People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings. 960 1280

  

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s in Harlem, NY, is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles. 960 1280

Jeff Keyzer via Flickr Creative Commons  

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, WI, is family-owned and authentically Swedish, down to the goats that graze the sod roof. Chow down on a plate full of homemade Swedish meatballs served with fresh mashed potatoes. 960 1280

Kim Scarborough via Wikimedia Commons  

Domilise's

Domilise's

Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924. 960 1280

  

Skylight Inn

Skylight Inn

A chef chops up meat at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. The self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip. 960 1280

  

Comet II Drive-In

Comet II Drive-In

Owner Johnny Martinez's famous tacos at the Comet II Drive-In in Santa Rosa, NM, draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment. 960 1280

  

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, MS, is famous for its delicious smoked meats, and it started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Feed your sweet tooth at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Madison, WI. Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.” 960 1280

Steve Salt  

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks. 960 1280

  

Datz

Datz

Don’t miss the meatloaf at Datz in Tampa, FL. Stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 960 1280

  

White Knight Diner

White Knight Diner

It’s hard to miss the White Knight Diner in St. Louis. This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, GA, is the epitome of family-style dining. With a different menu everyday, platters of food are set out to be shared among the tables set for 10. Get to know a stranger while indulging in Southern comfort food. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit food truck in Los Angeles offers Filipino fusion to the locals. Try a burrito, taco or nachos topped with Filipino-style meats. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

The Bacon Bomb at Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub in Chicago is 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave. Chow down on the whole thing by yourself in 45 minutes, and Paddy Long fame can be yours. 960 1280

  

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Mr. Bartley's

Mr. Bartley's

Serving Boston since 1960, Mr. Bartley's is most famous for its gourmet burgers, each packed with 7 ounces of fresh ground beef. With burgers like “The Justin Bieber” with blue cheese and hot sauce, to “The Hashtag” with Boursin cheese and bacon, good luck picking a favorite. 960 1280

  

Watershed

Watershed

Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed in Atlanta. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients. 960 1280

  

Gilley's

Gilley's

Back in the day, Gilley's in Portsmouth, NH, was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but Gilley’s retains its charm, still serving the burgers and hot dogs that drew hungry patrons back in the ’40s. 960 1280

  

Idle Spurs

Idle Spurs

This work in progress, a plate of steak and potatoes mid-meal, is what Idle Spurs in Barstow, CA, is known for. Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak. 960 1280

  

Bunk Sandwiches

Bunk Sandwiches

A shot of the menu at Bunk Sandwiches, a Portland institution offering sandwiches for any palate. From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding. 960 1280

MARK LEVINE  

Cantler’s

Cantler’s

No visit to Maryland is complete without diving into a bushel of steamed crabs with a couple of cold beers, and look no further than Cantler’s to check this off your list. Located right by the waterfront in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, Cantler’s has been feeding the locals since 1974. 960 1280

  

Grinders Pizza

Grinders Pizza

In Kansas City, MO, Grinders Pizza serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in the Midwest. They also pride themselves on one of the most eclectic beer selections in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar

The chef at My Brother's Bar, the oldest bar in Denver, cooks up some of their delicious meals. People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings. 960 1280

  

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s in Harlem, NY, is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles. 960 1280

Jeff Keyzer via Flickr Creative Commons  

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, WI, is family-owned and authentically Swedish, down to the goats that graze the sod roof. Chow down on a plate full of homemade Swedish meatballs served with fresh mashed potatoes. 960 1280

Kim Scarborough via Wikimedia Commons  

Domilise's

Domilise's

Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924. 960 1280

  

Skylight Inn

Skylight Inn

A chef chops up meat at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. The self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip. 960 1280

  

Comet II Drive-In

Comet II Drive-In

Owner Johnny Martinez's famous tacos at the Comet II Drive-In in Santa Rosa, NM, draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment. 960 1280

  

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, MS, is famous for its delicious smoked meats, and it started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Feed your sweet tooth at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Madison, WI. Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.” 960 1280

Steve Salt  

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks. 960 1280

  

Datz

Datz

Don’t miss the meatloaf at Datz in Tampa, FL. Stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 960 1280

  

White Knight Diner

White Knight Diner

It’s hard to miss the White Knight Diner in St. Louis. This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, GA, is the epitome of family-style dining. With a different menu everyday, platters of food are set out to be shared among the tables set for 10. Get to know a stranger while indulging in Southern comfort food. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit food truck in Los Angeles offers Filipino fusion to the locals. Try a burrito, taco or nachos topped with Filipino-style meats. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

The Bacon Bomb at Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub in Chicago is 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave. Chow down on the whole thing by yourself in 45 minutes, and Paddy Long fame can be yours. 960 1280

  

Sweatman's BBQ

Sweatman's BBQ

The chef inspects the meat before plating it at Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, SC, where they’ve been roasting whole hogs, each roasted for 14 hours over hot coals and embers, since 1977. 960 1280

  

La Taqueria

La Taqueria

San Fran's authentic Mexican joint, La Taqueria, opened in 1973. As you can see, the burritos at La Taqueria are different then almost any other in the world, leaving out the rice for a meatier taste. 960 1280

  

Melt Bar & Grill

Melt Bar & Grill

Head to the Rock n' Roll city of Cleveland, OH, for one of Melt's most delicious -- and massive -- grilled cheese sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote

A close-up of San Diego's Cafe Coyote's world-famous, deep-fried ice cream treats. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Deli

Goldberg's Deli

In the mood for a manly meal? Goldberg's Deli in Bellevue, WA, has you covered! This popular West Coast deli serves up all the classics, including a Reuben that weighs just over 5 pounds! 960 1280

  

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It opened in 1959 in Houston, TX, but they’ve had to relocate 3 times to bigger spaces due to an overwhelming number of soul food-loving customers. 960 1280

  

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, CA, restaurant adds a unique style of cheese to their burgers -- a cheese skirt! The skirt of cheese surrounds the patty on the bun and keeps the customers coming back for more. 960 1280

  

Marabella's Meatball Company

Marabella's Meatball Company

Chef Gabe Marabella puts his famous meatballs in the oven. But this Philadelphia staple serves up much more than just delicious meatballs. They have so many different combinations to choose from, you’d have to get a mathematician to add them all up! 960 1280

  

Frontier Restaurant

Frontier Restaurant

Located across the street from the University of New Mexico, Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque is a chili lover’s paradise! Their secret ingredient? Frontier serves green chili in just about every item on the menu. 960 1280

  

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner’s Pharmacy in Louisville, KY, is both a diner-style restaurant and a pharmacy in the same building! You can pick up your medication and chow down on a hearty meal in just 1 trip. 960 1280

  

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry, a popular restaurant in Nashville, TN, serves up many different kinds of pancakes -- all with flour milled locally. 960 1280

  

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda opened in California in 1932 and has been serving the same classic dishes since then. They’re most famous for their fried chicken, selling more than 20,000 orders every year! 960 1280

  

The Spudder

The Spudder

The Spudder has been serving up steak in Tulsa, OK, since 1974 and carnivores have travelled from all over to try it. Their tastiest steak, the Gusher, weighs in at around 22 ounces. 960 1280

  

Rack Shack

Rack Shack

Next stop, the Rack Shack in St. Paul, MN, famous for their signature dish: The Hobo. This loaded dish includes a smoked potato topped with beans, jalapeno mac and cheese, pulled pork, blue cheese bacon coleslaw, a creamed corn bake with corn bread in it, cheese sauce and bbq sour cream. 960 1280

  

Truck Yard

Truck Yard

A close-up of Truck Yard's signature Philly cheesesteak. Truck Yard is just that, a yard with abandoned trucks turned into a bar, kitchen and stage for live music. 960 1280

  

Poe's Tavern

Poe's Tavern

This Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant in Sullivan's Island, SC, serves up American-style cuisine and is famous, not only for being Poe themed, but for their delicious burgers, as well. 960 1280

  

Kloby's Smokehouse

Kloby's Smokehouse

Ever think to yourself, "This meal is so delicious, I wish I could just throw it in a blender and drink it?" Well, if you're one of those people, then Kloby's Smokehouse in Laurel, MD, is the place for you. Kloby's serves up your favorite barbecue food in a jar. Drink up! 960 1280

  

Phil's Last Stand

Phil's Last Stand

This popular Chicago restaurant is known for their hot dogs, sausages and fried shrimp! Their most popular dishes are on a “secret” menu, including the Phil's Last Stand special: A grilled Vienna sausage split open with a regular hot dog inside with salami-infused macaroni and cheese to rounding out the dish. 960 1280

  

Mama Carolla's

Mama Carolla's

This tasty Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, serves up several chowdown-worthy foods, including their very popular rosemary chicken lasagna. 960 1280

  

Arthur's Tavern

Arthur's Tavern

A crock of the French onion soup from Arthur's Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ, sits on display. However, the tavern is best known for their succulent steaks. Arthur’s opened in 1956 and serves up any kind of steak you would want, including 16-ounce, 24-ounce and even 48-ounce steaks. 960 1280

  

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Bite into one of the best steaks in America. Located in Brooklyn, NY, Peter Luger Steakhouse has been serving succulent, seasoned steaks for more than 125 years, and has been voted NYC’s No. 1 steakhouse for 30 years running. 960 1280

  

Pink's Hot Dogs

Pink's Hot Dogs

A famous Pink’s hot dog is dressed with hot peppers, mustard and other tasty ingredients. This Los Angeles restaurant attracts tourists, locals and celebrities by offering a unique and delicious variety of hot dogs and additional menu items. 960 1280

  

Suppenkuche

Suppenkuche

Enjoy a traditional, authentic German dinner such as meat and potatoes at Suppenkuche, a Bavarian-style restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli is a true staple of the NYC food experience. Their 1-lb. pastrami sandwiches are one of their most requested menu options, in addition to their New York-style cheesecake. 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's

Beau Jo's

Enjoy a slice of Beau Jo’s famous 14er -- a 14-lbs. topping-loaded pizza. Located in Idaho Springs, CO, the restaurant is a local favorite, and offers a variety of dairy- and gluten-free menu options. 960 1280

  

Mother's Restaurant

Mother's Restaurant

Baked ham gets cut up and set aside for one of the delicious debris sandwiches at Mother’s Restaurant in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Faidley Seafood

Faidley Seafood

Maryland blue crabs wait to be cooked up at Faidley Seafood, a Baltimore restaurant known for its award-winning crab cakes. 960 1280

  

Prince's Hot Chicken

Prince's Hot Chicken

A chef at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, TN, serves fried chicken to customers. Here, customers have their choice of mild, medium, hot and extra-hot chicken seasoned and fried to perfection. 960 1280

  

Glorioso’s Italian Market

Glorioso’s Italian Market

From handmade Italian sausages to mouthwatering deli creations, Glorioso’s Italian Market in Milwaukee has been serving Mediterranean-style favorites for more than 6 decades. 960 1280

  

Tony Luke's Cheesesteak

Tony Luke's Cheesesteak

Cheese sauce gets poured on top of a Tony Luke’s cheesesteak. This Philadelphia sandwich joint serves specialty favorites such as roast pork Italian and chicken cutlet cheesesteak, seasoned fries and their very own South Philly Bites. 960 1280

  

Knockback Nat's Neighborhood Bar

Knockback Nat's Neighborhood Bar

Smoked wings are famous at Knockback Nat’s. Located in downtown Cincinnati, this is a great place to enjoy good food, cheap drinks and a game. 960 1280

  

Two Sister’s Kitchen

Two Sister’s Kitchen

At Two Sister’s Kitchen, the kitchen staff works hard to cook up delicious fried chicken. Located in a 2-story, historic home in Jackson, MS, this Southern-style restaurant is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Kravings

Kravings

At Kravings in Tarzana, CA, meat is skewered on a sword and ready to hit the flames. This world-fusion steakhouse serves a variety of Brazilian-style meats and sides that are sure to get your mouth watering. 960 1280

  

5-8 Club

5-8 Club

Ingredients are prepped to cook at the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis. Originally opened as a speakeasy in the Prohibition era, the restaurant serves famous burgers such as the Juicy Lucy -- a mouthwatering half-pound burger stuffed with cheese. 960 1280

  

Grizzly Manor

Grizzly Manor

The chef fries up some onions, peppers, ham and other ingredients at Grizzly Manor -- known as the best breakfast spot in Big Bear Lake, CA. 960 1280

  

Vitek's BBQ

Vitek's BBQ

A BBQ specialty is served at Vitek’s BBQ in Waco, TX. Originally opened as a meat factory in 1915, it now operates as a restaurant that serves BBQ favorites and specialties such as The Gut Pak -- a combination of Frito’s, hand-chopped brisket, sausage, beans, pickles, onions and jalapenos. 960 1280

  

Lexie's Joint

Lexie's Joint

One of the many burger options at Lexie’s Joint in Portsmouth, NH. With 3 different types of burger patties, this is the place to go for unique, handcrafted and mouthwatering burger options. 960 1280

  

Lardo

Lardo

Located in Portland, OR, Lardo is one of the area’s top sandwich spots. Enjoy delectable deli-style plates such as salami sandwiches, double-decker burgers and gigantic meatballs at one of the restaurant’s 2 locations. 960 1280

MARK LEVINE  

The Fifty/50

The Fifty/50

The 4 Courser at The Fifty/50 is one of Chicago’s most famous sandwiches -- piled high on a pretzel bun with smoked pulled pork, melted Gouda cheese, fried jalapenos, sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce, “waffleized” mac ‘n’ cheese and BBQ sauce. 960 1280

  

Franklin BBQ

Franklin BBQ

Smoked beef brisket is popular at Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX. Voted one of the best BBQ restaurants in America, it’s often so busy that the line of customers is literally out the door. 960 1280

  


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